Messy Pups

with children you do kind of get accustomed to the grot and the grime, the grass
stains, the crayon marks on the wall and the spilt drinks on the floor. You soon realise white pristine walls and
light coloured carpets were not only impractical but also slightly optimistic.

Heavily pregnant you start nesting, getting the house
perfect… for what? A baby to spew all over the place and then later comes the
toilet training with yet more spillages. 
Your child will rock back and fourth on the potty, with a gleeful look
on their cheeky faces… and all the time your praying the contents stay where
they belong!

I can say is hooray for carpet cleaning shampoo,
because frankly without it I think my friends would have been declining invites
to our house or diplomatically placing a peg on the end of their nose! Thankfully we are past the toilet training
stage now, but I am so pleased products exist like Vanish to restore the fresh
and clean smell to our home. Why I did
not invest in hardwood flooring is beyond me. 
Instead I quietly try and admire the playdoh and paint splodges that
will not shift and embrace living in a house surrounded by impressionist art.

But if it’s not the children, the pets are also in on it,
they are adamant on bringing further chaos to our home. When we first got our hamster, he chomped on
my finger so hard, I had blood spurting out of me. Obviously I had to put a brave face on for the children but all
the time I was just figuring out how to remove blood stains. The sofa was absolutely covered; I am
surprised I did not pass out from extreme blood loss. He has been a loveable pet since but I always keep a watchful eye
on him (and bribe him with nuts and seeds so he is an extremely happy

When the dog lived here it was all thick black hairs everywhere, I do
not think we will be featuring in Ideal Home Magazine anytime soon. But at least with these products we are not
contenders for a Kim and Aggie grilling. 
It is just a shame Vanish cannot get rid of other annoying stains in my
life, like hubbie when he is so engrossed in his online games, I may as well be
invisible! “Hello? Yes me your wife…”

Although least he knows where to find the marigolds!

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