Sunday, November 16, 2008

When Life Hands You Grapes

Don't make grape juice! Make me a glass of wine. I'd enjoy it right now. But I'm not sure if I want to have anything to do with grapes.

We have a no drinks/food in the bedrooms rule. Enforcement is lax. The kids are very adept at sneaking it in and where are inept at catching/berating them when they do. The male child snuck a full bottle of grape juice into Abby's room today. I think you know what happened, don't you?

I am taking a break after spending the last hour blotting, patting, soaking, cleaning, begging the grape juice to come out of the carpet. It still looks like a crime scene from a grape murder. A massacre of an entire vineyard of grapes. All the grapes in France committing a mass cult suicide... okay I'm exaggerating.

J.T. forgot his homework. Again. Half-an-hour after spilling grape juice on the carpet is not a good time to tell your mother that your homework assignment, already a week overdue, is not in your bag. Abby followed up her nail polish on the lips adventure by decorating her entire face and hands with lipstick and then wallowing about on the carpet.

The kids are on a "Mommy break". That little interlude of time where it is best for their well-being if they are out of Mommy's immediate reach/voice range for a bit. The new steam vac is getting quite a workout tonight.

7 comments:

Michelly said...

Umm...wow. Your weekend is right up there with mine and the dog eating the wool rug. To top it off, FSU was humiliated, again, but this time it was at home. Homecomimg game to boot! Well here's to this week being better than the last!

Stomper Girl said...

Oh man! I hope the grape stain comes out, have you tried bicarbonate of soda? Mixed with ..something, maybe white vinegar or plain (unsugared) soda water? Seems to work on most things.

Aunty Evil said...

No doubt Rob will be happy to see you doing some cleaning...

peppermintpatcher said...

They do eventually grow up and grow out of spillages...but they never remember their homework!

Fairlie said...

I'm sure Shannon Lush would have some wisdom for grape juice - probably something similar to Stomper's suggestion. There's something to be said for having dark colored carpets.

M said...

Does it make you feel better that PL's homework is still in his bag and hasn't yet made it to the teacher's desk? I've gotta stop caring.

rhubarbwhine said...

I don;pt think I have ever had grape juice, or even seen it here? Do Australians even have such an animal, I wonder? Good luck etting it out, sounds like the stickiness is an issue too.

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