Sunday, August 20, 2006

Applause please...

I mopped yesterday. Those that know me well, know that is indeed blog-worthy. I also cleaned the baseboards in my bathrooms. Excuse me while I throw up a dust bunny! And it was a startling day in the cleaning world. My mom was wrong.

GASP!!!!!!

I know, that's practically impossible and there's a high chance of me being proven wrong here directly or the planets colliding or something, I'm sure. But I grew up in a house where ammonia was used for all cleaning, especially mopping. When I went to the store yesterday, I couldn't find any ammonia. (Is that some new threat or drug ingredient I don't know about and they keep it locked away until you ask for it?) So I purchased a Mr. Clean general use cleaning solution. And it worked better than ammonia. Shhhhhh, don't tell Mom! Plus, there was the added benefit of not passing out from the fumes! Bonus!

So there's my wisdom for the day. Mr. Clean is my hero. Rubber gloves make all disgusting jobs doable. And cleaning is a good way to keep kids busy, especially when you empty out the eat-in kitchen so they can skate in their socks and enjoy the echo when they shout.

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The weekend prompt from ArtCMom is to talk about our favorite childhood outfit. I can't think of a single one. Except possibly my Yodo gatchet. "Huh?" you say? Yodo gatchet is what I called my yellow rain jacket. There are many pictures of me wearing it and little else, other than a matching rain hat, standing in our yard with the water hose spraying up into the air.
I was playing fireman, duh!

12 comments:

glynis said...

I won't clean ANYTHING without rubber gloves-eeeewww!!!

heather said...

Hey congrats on the cleaning!! You shouldn't have to do any more for ages now :)

ArtcMom said...

Mr.Clean...hmmmm, now I know!
I know it was a tad cheesy of a topic (clothes) but thanks for playing anyway!

loonyhiker said...

Luckily I can blame allergies in order to use rubber gloves. I can't do anything hardly without gloves. The soap I bathe with has to be unscented because I'm so allergic to scents. I definitely would NOT do any cleaning without gloves.

Pam said...

My dust bunnies have dust bunnies! Baseboards? Yup, my daughter doesn't understand her Mom (who used to have a place for everything and everything in it's place). Funny how priorities change.

Tink said...

I use Clorax Cleanup for everything. Yes I know it stinks but I don't have to scrub and I like that.

Stacey said...

we were a baking soda & vinegar house when I was growing up. But I have discovered that PineSol is da BOMB!

Karen said...

It's good to have a cleaning binge, but like all things, it should only be taken in moderation, lest it become addictive.

Elizabeth said...

if you loved the general cleaning solution, you have to get the mr. clean magic mop--i LOVE it!!!

debra said...

Ok, well now I'm feeling guilty! Way to go though on getting those nasty chores done :) But hey, no guilt while scrapping for a little while!

Lori said...

Your weekend sounds like mine. cleaned the furnace room and a rental house we have empty, ugh! Mr. Clean to my rescue also!

carla said...

I love this! You sound exactly like me when it comes to cleaning! Don't know what happened to the amonia but MR CLEAN ROCKS!