Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Muddy Carpet

The other day the boys were playing outside and forgot to check their shoes before coming in the house. I looked downstairs and saw this... The muddy footprints went all the way up the next two flights of stairs. I was so mad and so overwhelmed by how much work it would be to scrub it clean that I just started crying. I didn't yell at the boys, it was an accident. After almost an hour of scrubbing it actually started to look worse so I gave up and went upstairs to call Stanely Steemer to come clean them. Here is the finished product...

The cute thing was that while I was downstairs scrubbing the carpet the twins each made me a card. Here is Jackson's...Here is Josh's...

It was so sweet and thoughtful, I just couldn't possibly get mad. I did talk to them about checking their shoes before coming in but they felt bad enough I didn't need to say anything more. I told Jackson it was going to cost me $100 to clean up their mess, to which he replied "well then you better drive slow so you don't also have to give the policeman $100!" Hahaha, apparently Parker's ticket is still fresh in their minds. Hilarious, but he's sure right!

2 comments:

Francis Patton said...

Oh, how sweet of the twins. I guess they happened to realize their fault that’s why they made you cards as peace offering. Your carpet may get muddy at times, and you exert huge effort to clean up the mess, but I guess all the stress of cleaning will absolutely be paid off by the twins. Not to mention you can call cleaning services anytime you need them.

Francis Patton

Gail Wallace said...

Scrub-cleaning the white carpet can be really stressful, especially if the mud has already dried before you were able to clean them. In such situations, it’s best to hire professional cleaners to do the task. It would lessen the scrubbing you would have to do. But I guess the card the twins made for you definitely paid them out! Haha!

Gail Wallace @ Emergency Flood Masters