Surely I've had more life lessons in the last 9 months than I've posted about but, this particular morning made me remember I had once invented that as a category on my blog. This incident seemed like it would make good material.
We eat a lot of frozen berries in our house. My routine with serving frozen berries is
1) empty the portion desired into the bowl
2) seal bag and return unused berries to the freezer
3) continue thawing berries in microwave or use however else you were going to use them.
Note - step 2.
Life Lesson #3 is - don't deviate from your routine when it comes to frozen berries. There is a reason you have that as your routine. In about 30 seconds (the time it took me to walk from the table to the sink to the microwave - my kitchen isn't very big remember) the berries left in the bag melted enough so that they shifted enough to tip the bag over thereby spilling berries ALL OVER the floor.
Thankfully I had my nice new Hoover Floormate. After picking up the berries, rinsing them, and returning them to the freezer (yes - they are fine and reusable...my floor's not THAT dirty!) I ran the floormate to get the stains up.See...nice and shiny.
except, of course, the grout. GRRR!
Next attempt - all purpose clearer and some good old fashioned scrubbing.
YEA! Sparkling clean
Hmm....Life Lesson #4 - don't allow a toddler to eat thawed berries unsupervised while you clean up spilled berries from the floor unless you want another clean-up job!
Jaden was apparently intently watching me scrub the floor and did some scrubbing of his own....spoon on tray "cleaning" the berries
What a good helper! :-)