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'Slime After Slime' parody perfectly sums up sticky craze

From sticky kitchen counters to accidental chemical burns, parents of kids who make homemade slime are all too familiar with the stresses — and messes — that accompany the gluey hobby.

So parents everywhere can relate to the latest parody by the Holderness family — a slime-covered version of Cyndi Lauper's hit, "Time After Time," where parents Penn and Kim Holderness sing of the stress caused by their 11-year-old daughter, Lola's, obsession with making slime.

"And our home is now like a meth lab for kids, slime after slime," Penn sings in the video as Lola gathers household ingredients like saline solution for her creations. "And if you take your glue she will have a fit, slime after slime."

Lola's passion for slime is not exaggerated.

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"She is knee deep in the slime craze," Kim told TODAY Parents. "For her birthday we gave her plastic containers to store the slime and she was ecstatic. Can you imagine? If my mom gave me tupperware for my 11th birthday I would have cried."

Still, Kim says — all messes aside — she enjoys seeing her daughter's creative side.

"At the end of the day, she's experimenting, creating, and not on a screen — besides watching slime tutorials on YouTube," said the North Carolina mom. "As long as I don't see a flake of glitter or smudge of glue she can continue the habit."

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