OK~ I've seen this for years. Mom in grocery store, kid in cart, and gum in kid's hand. I have always thought to myself, "Is that Mom nuts?" That gum will surely end up in hair, carpet, fabric, clothing, or on the bottom of MY shoe! For whatever reason I will never understand, as just the other day I was reminded of why I despise chewing gum. I was casually walking across a parking lot to my car and I noticed my right shoe felt a little weird. Since my right foot is the foot with the foot drop, I didn't think much of it.
I hopped into my car. Started the car up, pedal to the metal, here I go! Well, I went to stop and woooahhhh, it felt really weird! I then went to move my foot from the gas pedal to the brake pedal and it would not move. Wow, I yanked my foot up to get it to the brake pedal. Stopped the car and assessed the situation. The bottom of my shoe had the largest wad of pink bubble gum that I had ever seen. Now, I did wonder how I did not see that in the parking lot...UGGHHHHH.......That is purely the reason why this Mom has NEVER been a big fan of chewing gum. People, if you or your children chew gum, please dispose of it properly, as this Mom is tired of cleaning her shoes!
Through the years we have had gum in hair, in the carpet, in wool sweaters, and even on the bottom of children's car seats! What's even worse, is the fact, that in the previous listed situations, the chewing gum came from other people, not our immediate family. From peanut butter to ice, this Mom has tried many unique gum removing techniques. After all, it's all in a Mom's Day, Right?