Friday, June 20, 2008

fabric softener fiasco

The setting:

Cooper playing quietly, Mom and Beckham on the couch while Bex is guzzling his bottle and Seneca playing at the bottom of the stairs. I went shopping yesterday and had a few things I put at the bottom of the stairs that needed to go up but hadn't made it yet. One of those items was a bottle of fabric softener. A decent- sized bottle. The one item Senny seemed most fascinated with. I was watching her, but was sure that she couldn't get the lid off... hm. You can see where this is going.

In slow motion, I saw the lid loosen and shortly thereafter Seneca was sitting in a pool of blue and my house was filled with the lovely scent of clean laundry. She's on carpet, mind you. First move, put beckham down, gently. Second move, pick up seneca and place her in the bathtub; fully clothed, instruct Cooper to stay with her for a minute. Move car out of garage so the wet/dry vac is accessible and bring it in. Suck up pretty blue liquid out of my carpet. Change Seneca's clothes.

Yes, I should have gotten pictures, but first, my camera is having issues and second, I wasn't going to let it sit there and soak while I went snap-happy. Sorry.

I did my darnedest to get it cleaned up and am now enjoying the lovely sound of Shellie's steam cleaner as Denten finishes the job. I'm not sure why he didn't like the pale hue of blue that adorned our floor...

Today I am grateful that if something had to spill on the carpet that at least it smells nice! I'm also grateful that the Carter's once again saved us by having just what we needed on hand. I'm grateful that Denten is a hard-worker and slaved away for a while at home after working all day. I'm grateful that I shop with coupons and didn't lose much moola when the fabric softener spilled!

7 comments:

The Silly Witch said...

Whew! Way to stay calm. I'm glad Senny didn't eat any or get any in her eyes.

tenacious d said...

Quick thinking! Was Senny surprised when you whisked her to the tub? Good thing she didn't have time to really get into it, and that it made your house smell like clean laundry.

wackywilsons said...

You have such a talent for writing out even the simplest of situations...and allowing us to be right there with you.

I am grateful it wasn't oil!

Kari Ann said...

This is so classic! Thanks for the slow motion.

Wade and Katelyn said...

perhaps the most fascinating part of this story is, "cooper playing quietly." didn't know it could be done!

Emily said...

Glad you got it out. Kelly had that happen once and I think the carpet still bears "the mark"!

Crosland's said...

Is it bad that I find joy in other people experiencing these things? Sounds like you're doing just fine.