Don't know how I'm going to compete with those.
I woke up this morning basically saying 'crap...I need to post about last weekend before it is this weekend"..so here we go. Settle in....it's got some length.
I thought my weekend had started out pretty good when the kids and I dined at Subway Friday evening. Pretty low key, the kids were great and we got home pretty much at the time to get ready for bed...yay...because momma was tired.
Around 8:45, things took a dreaded turn. E very quietly asked me to come upstairs. There was no urgency in her voice, so I likely hesitated a minute longer than usual. When I saw her on the top of the stairs, she had an entire bottle of blue finger nail polish cupped in her hands. I rushed up the stairs (who knew I was so fast? ha!), put my hands under hers and hurried to the bathroom.
Now my hands AND her hands were covered, literally dripping, with blue polish. Oh dear Lord, help me, was my first thought.
I got our hands in the sink, assessed that there was a baseball-sized spot on the comforter (bummer!!) and EIV had some on his hands as well. I grab an old towel and rushed to my 2 y/o before we had polish everywhere......got him. Then spent the next 30 minutes (which felt like an eternity) rubbing E and my hands with remover. Ouch! Amidst the scrubbing, H got a pretty little lecture about leaving the nail bucket on the floor (violation of one of the many polish rules in our home) and I asked her to put it away immediately, which she complied, but I did not watch her do (important for 2nd half of the story).
Since my hands were a pretty shade of bold blue, there are no pictures.
Only casualty was E and my raw hands and an old comforter (that can be turned over if necessary...or given to the dog).
Ok, major crisis averted......or so I thought.
About an hour later, with two of the littles tucked in, I was FINALLY getting around to crawling into my bed, for some snuggle time with E. Opened the hall closet to grab a wash cloth and there was an instantaneous crash. It was like a split second, but my mind couldn't process what happened, what the heck could be falling from the sky (oops...closet).
I look down and immediately figured out where H had put the bucket from earlier:
Ok, actually these pictures were after:
1. I cried, literally cried.
2. I scooped up as many shards of glass, bottles and handfuls of liquid polish that i could
3. ruined two more towels trying to save my hands
4. text the hubby begging him to call me. think my text said "worst night EVER, please call me on way home"
5. Stressed/Anxious about how I was going to explain this to Ed
6. Assured E that I was ok (even though I was bawling)
Ok, after an 10:45pm run to Walmart for supplies. We called it a night. Ed actually were pretty calm about it all (which SHOCKED the heck out of me!). Do you know Ed? He wipes down his car almost every day and vacuums like he's employed by Merry Maids.
The upstairs smelled like a nail salon and Ed actually said, "I don't think I can sleep up here. The smell is making me sick". I just thought, 'ya, no crap....pretty sure the hairs in my nose have been fried by the smell of polish and polish remover'
Saturday we went to work.
Everything we read said to let the polish dry first. So we did.
So what worked best:
1. Windex. yes, Windex (thank you My Big Fat Greek Wedding for teaching us all the Windex solved/works on EVERYTHING!). Yes, really...after the polish dried, sprayed Windex on the small spots and scrubbed with a brush....it worked.
2. Goo Gone. aka Miracle worker.
Here's the stain today:
Pretty AMAZING isn't it.
Saturday was a BIG DAY for me too.
The first annual Heart Heroes, Inc. Family Support Event.
I'm designated as the special events coordinator for Heart Heroes, and this was my inaugural event.
It was a HUGE success! Nearly 200 heart families attended. I met lots of new heart moms and dads.
And there were TONS of Heart Heroes sporting their capes (pics to come in future posts).
Special shout out and Thanks to the two amazing and wonderful co-founders (whom I'm blessed to call friends) Kitty and Sondra.
Heart Heroes Inc. is a non-profit organization who's mission is:
To provide support and comfort to children and families affected by Congenital Heart Defects(CHD) through the distribution of superhero capes and other forms of encouragement and inspiration.
I'm SOOOOOO blessed to be apart of this amazing organization.
My Heart Hero, EIV REFUSED to don his cape during the event.
So here's some video of him practicing the week before: