Just wondered, theoretically, how inappropriate it is to store all the glue in the fruit bowl, under the bananas, on a scale of 1 to 10?! With number 1 being the most inappropriate and number 10 being the least inappropriate?
I would vote for 10 actually - I can't think of a better place to store harmful substances - the children seem to be physically repelled by some form of forcefield that radiates approx 2 feet around the area of the fruit bowl. I buy fruit every week. See those 2 brown bananas? They were kept out of the other 8 bananas I just put into the compost, to aid with ripening the 10 NEW bananas, which I'll be composting next week. No one ever goes near the fruit bowl. Everything goes to die in that bowl. It's basically a bowl of death and decomposition. It's a fruit bowl of doom.
Now you'd be right to assume that really, I should give up buying fruit as what is the point wasting money and food to sit and watch it slowly decompose. But oh no, the minute I DONT buy fruit, all hell breaks loose and I get demands for fresh fruit and told how unhealthy it is to not have fresh fruit in! I buy fresh fruit every week and watch it rot to mulch. Every. Single. Week.
I personally hate fruit, I'm more of a veg kinda gal. If there is literally nothing edible left in the house (the day before shopping day) and I'm literally so hungry I could eat an actual, real, live horse, I may, just may, consider eating one of the 10 very brown bananas. But only if I'm about to faint from hunger. And if there's no milk left so I can't even have cereal....
Plus the bonus side is if the kids were to actually get to the glue, the chances are they might glue their mouths shut so they can't argue with each other! Win win I'd say! But the layer of rotting bananas mean they will never, ever, in a gazillion years, find the glue. Especially now there are grapes in front of it too! You can put all your valuables in the fruit bowl, not only will the kids not go near it but you NEVER hear of burglars ransacking a fruit bowl! Well, it's not a known burglar activity anyway, they usually go for drawers, cupboards and jewellery boxes! My jewellery box is full of baby teeth and random badges the kids want to keep....but pop all your goodies under the glue in the fruit bowl and not only will you confuse and stun the burglars (unless they're really hungry and decide to eat 10 rotting bananas) and create a huge security safeguard, but your kids will never again spark a hunt for your diamond earrings or favourite bracelet after they've been playing in your bedroom!!
Now THAT'S smart parenting! 😉