Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Carpet?!


Why is there carpet?! With kids it seems like a cruel joke! They spill, barf and poop on it...it is impossible to clean, and is it ever really clean? Ok, so today, all within a 2 hour period, Gavin did the following to our carpet (we only have carpet in one room in our whole house, and all of the following incidents occurred on this small section of carpet!). We were getting ready to do a craft, so I brought out the craft box with crayons, markers, paint etc.  I was in the other room getting it ready, and I see Gavin walk up to me holding a paint bottle upside down with the paint spilling down his legs and all over his clothes. I follow the paint trail, and see a huge blue paint blob on the carpet. Are you serious? How am I going to get this out? So as you can see from the picture I tried! (Kyle did most of the work, while I tended to the children! Thanks Honey). So that was incident number one. Then two hours later I am cleaning up lunch and I hear, "Mom, Parker's playing with my poop!" I immediately run over. What is this? Gavin had just gone to the bathroom, yes number two, but obviously he was not completely done! Gavin was only wearing shorts, so it fell right down onto the carpet. Parker crawled over to see what this new "toy" was and grabbed it. I am pretty sure I intervened before he sampled it...I hope, from what I could see. Carpet is gross and so are my kids. Could life just be easy for one day?

5 comments:

Capture the Moment said...

You ask the impossible with two little boys but it would be nice. I hear ya on the carpet thing. Why can't they dump, spill and poop on the tile? Why, WHy, WHY?!?!?!

Seashell said...

Omigoodness! Boy, did this blog bring back memories. Thanks for a really great laugh, Whit.

Michele

Sarah said...

The best thing to do is to dilute and sop up the spill (with water)as much as possible, then call my husband to clean your carpet! He'd love the paint spill, I'm sure :)

Jackie Howe said...

Whitney, I love reading your blog! Most memorable stories, Gavin and his cousin and the toilet and now this story. Boys, is this what I am looking forward to? Hope all is well.

Hoopesfam4 said...

We had a similar experience with the girls when we were in our rental home...my sister told me about this stain remover called "kiss off." It comes in stick form so it's easy to apply, and it's only a couple of bucks at Joanne Fabrics. It worked wonders - it didn't remove the stain entirely, but as well as can be expected when trying to remove bright turquoise paint from white carpet! I still don't understand why they put white berber carpet in a rental home, but...whatever. Thanks for sharing! Hope all is well.