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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ugh. husbands.

My husband...Lord I love him...thought that it was in his best interest to buy a model car and paints. I am cursing him under my breath while smiling saying "honey, when will you have time to do this project?" He insists that he will get it done in due time while I'm betting how long it will actually take in my head.

So we get home and soldier boy decides that after the kids were in bed he was going to open this bad boy. I look in the box and say "um. I hope that you are going to be putting this away when the kids are up"

He does. Thank God.

Here opens the paint and they are in little bottles. I am not going to freak out. Soldier boy decides that he is going to leave the paints in this lazy susan carousel on the kitchen counter. Next day we get up and get breakfast going. I'm in the process of starting up my computer for the day when I hear "clink clink clink".

Oh. Dear. God. what is that and what has little man gotten into now? Him and his sister proceed to clink the bottles of paint together because somehow he managed to get the bottles from the counter. I am like, "Ok, they are just clinking them, no big deal". I continue to start the day and it gets quiet.

Real quiet. I see little man run into the living room. What the heck did this boy do now? He is covered in paint, princess is covered in paint. The love seat and carpet now have a beautiful shade of red and blue. Momma is not happy. I start screaming. I try and figure out how to take out this mess. I want to call up soldier boy and yell and scream but I blame myself for not taking them and putting them away in the first place. I call him up anyway.

Me: Hey babe, you know those paints you got for the um car you bought?
Him: silence.
You are going to tell me its all over the place right?
Me: Technically its not "all over" the place but some of it is all over the carpet, I'm mad at myself for not putting it away.
Him: Well, its my fault for putting it on the counter
I'm in shock y'all

He continues to tell me he has to go but he'll deal with it when he comes home from work.

The steam cleaner managed to make it look like this:

Seriously, why do I even bother?

If anyone knows of a great paint remover please help a momma out!


Stepfanie said...

Oh no! I absolutely hate hate hate paint. It's so enticing to toddlers AND the carpet. I have no tips on how to get those bad boys out, my mother had to replace the carpet in their bathroom because of my Truly. Good luck and let me know if you find something to take it out.

Lolli said...

I WISH I could help you. So sorry!! (click!) :)

Ashley said...

Try nail polish remover. That shit works on just about everything when it comes to getting stains out!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Oh my goodness.

I know this post came at a high personal cost to you, but it totally made me laugh.

I can't believe that your carpet ended up looking like it does. How about using professional grade cleaner? By the looks of things, you are going to need as much extra-strength as you can get.

Good luck!


Arin said...

Krud Kutter or stainerater should be your first course of action-after that try Oxyclean. I use water diluted ammonia to get out tough stains on my carpet-don't know how it'll do on paint though. Good luck.

Steve Chichester said...

Ah, the joy of small childrens ingenuity! But seriously... you might try Goof Off. Hardware stores, paint stores, even at Home Depot,

Paint remover for dried paint. Try it in a hidden place first, in case it takes your carpet's color with it.

I've used it for...lots of years.

Good Luck

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