Cleaning with a toddler

Letting Quinn play with my bag of nail polish seemed like a great idea as it kept her distracted for 20 minutes at a time (which in toddler time is like, forever). I had enough time to shower or eat or do any other amazing thing I wanted without interruption and it was magical, until she figured out how to open the bottles.

How to remove green nail polish from beige carpet:

Step 1 – Grab a cloth, rag, paper towel or sock. Basically, whatever you can find to douse in nail polish remover.

Step 2 – Scrub the spill profusely while cursing under your breath and wondering why you even own this disgusting, green colour in the first place.

Step 3 – Glance over at your toddler to find that she’s made her way onto your bed with a tub of vaseline. Firmly tell her “No” while trying not to smile as she jams her hands and feet into the tub. You figure “oh well, vaseline is easier to remove than nail polish” and continue scrubbing.

Step 4 – Just accept that this faint green spot will probably always be there and pretend it’s just the lighting in that room. By this time your toddler also has your phone.

Step 5 – Google how to remove vaseline from smartphones.




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