Do you know about cattails?
They are a type of reedy marsh plant! My daughter loved to pick them and bring them home. As a nature loving, home schooling mum, I allowed all kinds of things to enter my home. Hell, I STILL pick stuff up to this day and I don’t even have my own kids here anymore.
What I did not know about cattails is that inside the flower of the cattail lie THOUSANDS, maybe even MILLIONS of teeny tiny fluffy seeds.
So when a kid who looks like this:
leaves a cattail on the floor of her bedroom on her heat vent something magical happens.
Cattail fluff flies everywhere! In the original bedroom and in the bathroom.
In the living room. The kitchen. Both other bedrooms.
In the closets. In the crawlspace. In the attic. In the cupboards.
In your drawers. In your bedding. In your clothing. In your hair. In your eyes. In your mouth. In your nose…
Hell, cattail fluff from inside even finds its way outside too!
So yeah. Had I known this, I would have been much more strict about bringing this particular item into the house!
Live and learn. It was actually pretty fun to be entirely overrun!