I’ve been able to anticipate a lot of the messiness that goes with toddlers. Markers on everything BUT paper, kid scissors cutting paper into pieces so small that you can only vacuum them up, emptying a drawer in less than 10 seconds, etc., etc. What I didn’t anticipate though is how seriously dirty cloth chair pads would get – WOW! I would show you a picture, but it’s actually really too embarrassing. I can’t remember where exactly I saw the idea but the minute I read about it I knew we must do it! We are covering our chair pads with oilcloth – genius really. We’ve finished one with five more to go. It was honestly so easy – I just laid the cushion upside down on the oilcloth, cut around the cushion leaving about 2 1/2 – 3 inches more on each side and then wrapped the cushion like a present and staple gunned as I went. I LOVE IT!!