27 September 2007

Let Me Count the Ways...

The Top Ten Reasons I LOVE to Clean My Bathroom Floor with Shampoo!
  1. It's really fun to make swirly patterns in the blue shampoo on the floor, and the best part is that you can do it over and over again, because you have to rinse the washcloth out so many times to get all the shampoo up.

  2. There is nothing that I love more than putting dinner on hold while I take a shower with my darling daughter and spend ten full minutes rinsing the blue out of her hair.

  3. Like every mother, there is no greater feeling than knowing that your beloved offspring has accomplished something no one else on earth has ever done. In this case spreading shampoo around and even under (!) a potty while pooping. Amazing.

  4. I love the way being right down close to the floor while cleaning with shampoo lets me notice all of the things I have been trying for days to ignore, like the hairs that have congregated in the corner by the tub.

  5. The best part about interrupting my dinner prep to clean the bathroom floor and child that have somehow (?) become covered in shampoo, is that dinner doesn't happen until forty-five minutes later than planned, allowing time for everyone to get that much more tired and cranky.

  6. It's really the best to clean your floor with shampoo + conditioner 2-in-1 to get that extra special slip, I mean shine.

  7. While cleaning the floor I also love to clean the walls that have been prepped with shampoo, especially the when the shampoo has dripped down between the hideous, ancient wallpaper and the little plastic strip that serves as a baseboard in the bathroom.

  8. It was a true pleasure, noticing for the first time that there is a little plastic strip that serves as the baseboard in the bathroom, buffering the tile floor from the horror that is the bathroom wallpaper.

  9. I love cleaning my bathroom floor with shampoo, because it reminds me that I can never, never let my guard down and that if I hear two or more consecutive seconds of silence I should check immediately instead of reading just one more blog.

  10. Bonus: The blue of the shampoo matches the blue of the tiles close enough to make an excellent death trap, in case any of our enemies stop by to use the bathroom!
This post is lovingly dedicated to my little angel, Freya, who is always thinking of new ways to fit cleaning into my busy schedule.


Note: That blue sheen on her head? Shampoo.

18 comments:

Mamma said...

We're going to laugh about these things later, right?

C'tina said...

That right there is why I DON'T adhere to a cleaning schedule...I just let stuff get dirty, cause I know, sooner rather than later, something will happen that needs 'cleaned up' thus resulting in 'economy of motion'. LOVE that tub, real porcelin or ceramic....or whatever real tubs were made of back in the day, before fiberglass or plastic or whatever they are made of now.

Jessica said...

The silence always scares me too...it means someone is up to no good!

Stepherz said...

Dude. It's like you have been living a parallel life to mine. Blue shampoo. Ten zillion potty trips... The list goes on.

Are you copying me or something?

;-)

Blue Momma said...

It's so sweet when they try to help us out.

I bet if you leave your cabinets open and give her some free time she'll even help you with your kitchen!

andi said...

Ah, yes. The evil silence. I would have turned her upside down and mopped it up with her hair. Is killing two birds with one stone wrong?

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Bwahahahaha!

Yes, you learn to discern all of the different types of silences in the world. There's a special silence of children that means only one thing...they are up to no good.

Beta Mom said...

Smurf-tastic.

Amy said...

When I hear silence the alarm bell goes off. I shout "what are you doing?" and Shark Boy shouts back "nothing". FIVE ALARM!! RUN MOMMA RUN! It's never good...

Maureen said...

Blue Shampoo eh? Perhaps Freya doesn't want to end up with Crime Fighting Hair like her mama...

Love the death-trap bonus tho.

And, yes, I DO hate cleaning my bathroom. I swear I rip out the caulking around my tub every month. Easier than trying to clean the stuff...

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Ahhh, the joys of parenthood!

Kristi said...

I was this () close to pouring shampoo onto my tile floors, thinking this was a cool cleaning tip. Ahem, sarcasm. I should buy some one of these days.

Mama Luxe said...

Something else to look forward to...

Candace said...

i think i'm in love with your blog.
you funny.

moosh in indy. said...

Sarcasm? What's sarcasm?
(I'm so totally laughing my rear off)

Cathy said...

The last scary silence led to this discovery:

Box of tampons on the floor, a few of them freed from their plastic wrap. And toddler son, dreamily swirling one pink tampon round and round in the toilet.

And don't get me started on the spilled baby oil.

Why must these misadventures always take place in the bathroom?

Annika said...

Cathy, I am really disturbed by the idea of a PINK tampon. Why is it pink? To match your vagina? I have never heard of such a thing.

childlife said...

Oh, too funny! Love the blue shampoo : ) She's a cute one!