…that it takes 3 queen size bed sheets and 2 beach towels to sop up 2 quarts of lemonade?
…that lemonade is very, very sticky and when you think you have used more than enough steamy, soapy water to get all the sticky up, trust me, it wasn’t enough? But you will not know this until you have cleaned everything up and the entire area dries. It is then, and only then, when you walk back into the kitchen for something that your shoe gets stuck to the floor! (This also happened in the laundry room…don’t ask me why!)
…that 21 month old boys think jumping up and down in a puddle of lemonade is the most fantastic fun they can have in the house?
…that 21 month old boys, when they are strapped in a high chair in an effort to keep them away from the puddle of lemonade during the clean up, will scream at the top of their lungs, “NOOOO! DOOOOOWWWWN! MAAMAA! NOOOOO!”?
…that 4 year old little girls will stand over your shoulder the entire time you are on your hands and knees, critiquing everything you are doing with reminders of the house rules you yourself have instilled in them? (“Mama, you are NOT supposed to clean up messes with those sheets! We used paper towels for that!”, and as I’m tossing empty sippy cups and lemonade containers into the sink from across the room, “Mama! We NEVER throw things in the house!!!”)
…that when you tell the childs father what happened, looking for a little sympathy for all that you put up with that day, his main concern will be the hardwood flooring?
…that when an event like this happens on Friday morning and you do everything you can to prevent it from happening again on Monday morning after making a 2nd batch of lemonade, just moving the pitcher to the very back of the refrigerator and putting all other containers in front of it is not enough to deter a 21 month old who LOVES his lemonade!!!
Yes, that’s right, it’s happened twice in 3 days! I am now off on a search to find out if they make something that can “toddler proof” my fridge!!! As for the boy? Well, he’s lucky he’s so darn lovable, or he’d be in trouble for sure!