My oldest son/middle child, Samuel, is a complete commercial junkie. In fact, I have to limit the amount of commercials he’s exposed to because he begins to sound like a used car salesmen the more he sees.
“Mom, you really should get that stuff you put in the toilets so you don’t have to clean them as much,” he suggested. (For the record, we use them already. I’ll try anything that suggests less toilet bowl cleaning.)
“You know, mom, we can train the cat to use the toilet,” he shared. (For the record, we tried it. Epic fail.)
“Mom, did you know they make pillows to go over our seat belts so we can take a nap when we go on long car trips?” he asks. (For the record, we don’t ever drive more than 8 hours in the car with our children. We tried it. Once. Never. Again.)
So the other day, I was making dinner and Samuel said he saw a commercial for a book that explains how to treat common household problems with stuff you likely already have around the house.
“Mom, did you know we can kill roaches with wine?” he asks.
“No, buddy, I didn’t know that,” I half-heartedly answer because it’s the witching hour and I’m trying to feed a cranky brood of children who’ve been swimming all day.
“I thought you would want to know because you have PLENTY of wine,” he adds and casually walks to the backyard to play baseball.
Bending down to remove the cheesy chicken from the oven, my head snaps to attention. I was listening completely now.
And also feeling super grateful he didn’t share this information during circle time at the Christian kindergarten class he’ll start in the fall.
Thankfully, I don’t think we will have a roach problem we can’t control anytime soon.
Yet another reason to stock wine in the house.
HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH That is GREAT! Thank you for keep the roach problem under control! Hahaha Ty is a commercial junkie too. He sells me oxyiclean and always asks for it at the store. He once saw a kid in slippers and said “oh Stompies” WE WATCH A LOT OF TV!!!!
Oh, girl. What is it with Oxyclean? I’ve heard all about it, too. Seriously. They are brilliant.
Oh goodness! Kids — they keep you honest and humble :)
YES. A. MEN.
Well, if my Clara ends up in Samuel’s kindergarten class this fall, she could handle that info. :) Now if only that tip would work for ants…
Oh, wouldn’t that be fun, Shauna? He’s doing the five day class.
Ants…I’m sure there’s a remedy for that one. I’ll ask Samuel tomorrow. :)
just tell everyone you stock it to catch fruit flies. very effective!
Fabulous idea, Megan!!!
Thanks, Heather! :)
SO FUNNY!!! I sometimes wonder if we are affecting our kids negatively from all the times we say, “No, you can’t have that. It’s a grown up drink!” . But then I think back to my childhood and I think…nah…. :)
Oxyclean is the BOMB! With your boys you need it Natalie!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I finally got around to reading this. This tickled my funny bone. Hehe. Thanks for that. And also, Thank you for “liking” my wedding photo…it made me smile. I wish you “lived down the street” from me. I’d love you as a friend. (That’s not weird or anything I hope.) I’m still chuckling at the roach/wine interaction. You expressed it so I could totally picture it happening. Slap your knee funny moment. Ok, I’ve gotta get something accomplished today. Have a great day!