I’m a klutz.  It’s a gift really.  I took out four champagne flutes in one shot.  (As in the beautiful champagne flutes I registered for and was putting away.)  Now that is talent.

So I don’t freak out when someone breaks something in my house.  Even if it is a plate from my favorite set, which is why I bought like 20 of them.  Or if it is a glass from a set that was given away when you bought so much gas, which means it’s much older than me and I dearly love that set.  And ok, maybe I do hold on to a little sadness, but the important thing is I mourned it  after the person left.  So when someone steps and breaks a plastic pirate plate, I shrug it off and hand him the baby because I have more important things to do.

Since I’m a klutz, I’ve spilled a lot of stuff.  Since I grew up with a grandma who inevitably knocked over her ice tea glass every dinner, I learned that accidents happen.  Even if I should never have left a full glass of milk where Tornado A could get to it, and I definitely should not have forgotten I left a full glass of milk where Tornado A could get to it.

Since I’m a klutz who spills a lot of stuff, I have learned to clean spills up right away.  Or else other spills happen or they stink or someone gets injured or it leaves a gigantic stain that stays there forever.

After I cleaned the milk out of the carpet, I figured Tornado A needed a bath, and Tornado S was more than willing to help.  Once Tornado A was washed, I wrapped him in a towel and left the room in search of a diaper and pajamas.  Then I heard the unmistakable sound of water hitting carpet.  Lots of water hitting the carpet.  I turned around to see Tornado S drenched and the bath tub on his feet.  So I handed over the baby, stripped Tornado S, and started soaking up water from the carpet, wondering who thought it was a brilliant idea to put carpet in a bathroom.

Well, at least, I didn’t have to take the extra time to bathe Tornado S.

4 Responses to “Spills”

  1. zeemaid Says:

    #1. it’s absolutely crazy to put carpet in the bathroom and I still can’t believe people do it. Tres Bizarre.

    #2. You rock, cause I totally would have grumped about it. I can’t help but express my annoyance when my kids knock over their drinks.. hence the reason we stuck to sippy cups for far too long. *L*

  2. jc Says:

    You are a prime candidate for the shamwow. I should really get some stock in that shizzle.

  3. Karyn @ kloppenmum Says:

    I can’t believe people put carpet in the bathroom either! Sounds like our house, except the Butterfly will *purposely* tip water or milk out all over the place just so he can clean it up. Oh yeeha, motherhood!

  4. faemom Says:

    zeemaid~ 1. I KNOW! At least the “main” bath is not carpeted, unlike our last house. 2. Um, I spill all kinds of stuff, so I’m used to it.
    jc~ I should go buy some of those. I passed them up on Monday . . . again.
    Karyn~ Some people are crazy. Well, at least the Butterfly is “helpful.”

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