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The....what a day version!
|3/4 gal. of oil based paint on the carpet|
1. The Cat in the Hat (or...The Mom in a Hurry)
This was no time for play.
This was no time for fun.
This was no time for games.
There was work to be done.
And then I was in a hurry.
Two kids were leaving soon.
I said, "Hey, you can help me!
Quick, move the dragon cage.
Next move the kitchen island!
Step to the side, I'll move that shelf out of the way."
And, that's when I did it.
They thought I would blow.
But I kept rather cool.
(I'm trying to make that a rule.)
Move to the side,
I'm throwing the can out in the snow.
Quick get lots of rags,
Get some garbage bags too.
Let's sop up this mess,
Get the Bissel from the basment,
why I think what else to do.
Call the carpet cleaner.
"What do I do?"
"That wasn't the best kind of paint to spill you know, but
Use the Bissel to sop us as much as you can,
don't let it dry,
throw a wet rag on top,
we'll be there at 8 a.m. on the dot."
I cleaned the Bissel as best I could,
I've thrown out lots of rags,
and got paint on my clothes.
And all I could think,
as I cleaned up one mess after another just like that
Was that this story reminded me of,
The Cat in The Hat.
We'll see what happens at 8 a.m. - who knows. I guess on the bright side I now own a pair of painting jeans and a lovely painting sweatshirt.
I'll offer it up for a safe trip and return home for my husband (he left for Florida for a couple days for work).
3. Cleaned the floor and the wall before our new oven was installed today.