"ought oh"...the infamous words out of my sweet, soon to be 20 month year old..I turned to look and what did I see???? a WHOLE bottle of RED food coloring all over him and the kitchen floor. while I was finishing this cute little treats to take to our pumpkin painting play-date (thanks to pinterest) he managed to get the red food coloring bottle and open the seal...and of course, open the lid! WHAT A MESS! and of course, he managed to perform this talent right before we were about to head out the door. AHH!!! so, I clean it up as good as I can and decided...we'll go to the play-date and clean it up again once we get back....but, all before the hen of the house was to return home (my mom)...haha...however, I had a feeling once I explained to her it was her grandson who made the mess I was sure she wouldn't have any issues with it.haha! So, I finished putting the treats in bags and out the door we went....with our bright red hands and stained clothes.
the area of mess the red food coloring covered. This was after the several cleaning attempts..notice how shiny the floor is..lol
After several inquiries as to why ty and I were painted red I had some advice on how to clean it up...hairspray and polish remover...
Once we got back to the house I tested these home remedies. They did work but not so much on the grout....so,i busted out the bleach and mop. After a little elbow grease..the floor and grout lost it's pink tinged stain and we were back to good. Might have been lightheaded from all the fumes but it wasn't anything a few cracked windows and circle E candles couldn't handle...haha. Luckily for me..."pets"was on TV..as in Wonder Pets so that kept Ty occupied during this time. yay!
Once mom got home and I told her about the mess she ,of course, the self-proclaimed queen of getting stains out...managed to get the red dye out of my jeans and ty's clothes and shoes. Way to go Mom!
through this whole "ought oh" process It was reconfirmed that our choice to have tile in our kitchen was the best option...lol. made for scenarios like this one! guess we have a pretty good parental intuition after-all.haha. Needless to say, all the other food colorings got put out of reach of 2 cute little hands! :)
Even through the mess, Ty had a great time at the playdate and did a wonderful job at his pumpkin....his favorite choice of decorating was a yellow marker...lol...so it doesn't show up extremely well...haha.. oh well, he had fun and that's all that matters! :)