Are you a mom? Do you spend a lot of time cleaning up messes? If you have kids, chances are you have dealt with your fair share of disgusting messes. As a mother of five, messy children, I have cleaned up some doozies, especially when my boys were pre-schoolers.
The Makers of Clorox have come up with the Clorox Ick-tionary as a way to help parents change the way they talk about and feel about messes by creating a new vocabulary around life’s messy moments.
Like the time when my son ate too many Vienna Sausages, which then worked they way back up and all over the back seat of the car and my Mother.
Or the time I discovered, too much horror, my son finger painted his crib with the contents of his dirty diaper when he was supposed to be napping. He was a regular “Poopcasso.”
Or maybe the time my daughter painted my wall and piano with bright pink nail polish.
But perhaps the most memorable mess was the day my two boys age 4 and 2 decided to make soup…in the toilet. Yep! They dumped an entire GALLON of shampoo, along with deodorant, some toys and a whole roll of toilet paper. The boys even stirred their “soup” with the toilet brush.
Um…gross! Talk about “Drippity-doo-dah” (“The toilet brush drip of skank that happens when you store a dirty toilet brush”–according to the Clorox Icktionary)!
Can you feel your skin crawling? My 4 year old assured me that he had everything under control…until his brother flushed the toilet.
Imagine my delight at discovering 3 inches of sudsy “Toilet Soup” covering the entire bathroom floor and soaking into the hallway carpet. Yep. Good times! We laugh about this all the time…now…but at the time, I was not a happy momma.
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