My youngest daughter has found alternative uses for these items.
They are a food group.
They are an art supply.
Apparently even plastic toys need a little chapstick love now and then too.
As a result of these alternative uses, I have banned all lip glosses and chapsticks in our house. I have located and disposed of all the remaining items and was resting easy and secure in the knowledge that I had done a thorough job.
Until last night.
Kylee came running up to me "Look what Tracey gave me!" Proudly displaying her handful of Skittle flavored chapsticks.
"TRACEY! You are grounded for a month!"
"For what?" She squeaked.
"For bringing illegal substances into our house."
"oh," came her quiet reply.