6:45am, I stroll into the kitchen, sleepy-eyed and…stiiiiiick, stiiiiiick, stiiiiick…major eww. The floors have finally seen enough grape slushies, spilled milk, and dried applesauce, and are crying out in agony as my feet literally stick with each step.
Teeth brushing and breakfast cooking agenda is out the window as I race for the broom and Swiffer. AAHHH, but alas, I’m out of that dag-nabit cleaning solution again!!!
Buuuut, I liiike my Swiffer…I tossed out my bucket and mop long ago for this sleek, battery powered new magic wand like every other young mom on the planet, but on this morning, this day, the commercialized mass marketing handcuffs come off and I refuse to throw away (or recycle) this poor empty bottle, just to drive my minivan up to Safeway for a new overpriced jug of fresh-smelling water.
I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m cheap, lazy, or just infuriated that Swiffer has made the lid to the bottle literally un-removeable, but I think it’s just ridiculous! Yeah, yeah, they want to sell that stinkin’ cleaner, and if they made the lid removable, so you could actually REFILL the container with whatever magical concoction you like, no one would buy it. Well, at least I wouldn’t. Why would I when I have an arsenal of white vinegar, baking soda, bleach, and yummy essential oils ready at my fingertips.
Remember a couple of years ago when I had my wisdom teeth removed? Of course you don’t. But I had them removed nonetheless, and after the surgery, my dentist gave me a nifty little syringe that I used to clean out the holes. I KNOW, gross, whatever. I’ve washed it since, sheesh. Luckily, I still have it!
10 minutes later, my 4yo stumbles into the kitchen and says, “I don’t know what you’re doing, but it looks crazy and I want to try it.” Together, we managed to fill that entire bottle, and thumb our noses at Swiffer!!
Whatever, sure I could have been to the store and back in the time it took us to fill it, but it wouldn’t have felt nearly as good.
I may be completely nuts, but at least my floor is clean!!!