Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Things I learned this weekend

I had a rare day to myself Saturday and decided to do what anyone with a free day would do: clean the house. Here are some things I learned:
  1. A three year old with a marker can mark up to approximately four feet above the floor.
  2. If he finds a chair, this changes to six feet.
  3. Even washable markers will stain the wall.
  4. Permanent markers really are.
  5. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers really do remove marker from the wall.
  6. They do not, however, remove the indentations in the wall where the marker used to be.
  7. Likewise for ball point pen.
  8. Pencil comes easily off of tile floors.
  9. Pencil does not come so easily off of curtains.
  10. One container of garlic sauce from Papa John's cover approximately four square feet of floor.
  11. Papa John's garlic sauce doesn't dry out when left overnight on a tile floor.
  12. The sound of my Scooba cleaning the bathroom floor is eerily similar to the sound of my children screaming at each other.
  13. And finally, if I had ten Saturdays to clean my house, I can tell you that it still would not be clean. I barely scratched the surface. But I feel a whole lot better now.

1 comment:

  1. Although the Mr. Clean removes marker from the walls - sadly, it does not remove pencil from the backs of painted white doors.

    My house sounds like yours!