Runs for Cookies: The Final Time
What a day. I began one thing this morning that became one other factor after which one other factor, and now it is night!
It began after I observed how soiled the bathe was within the boys’ rest room. Noah gave Joey a shower a number of days in the past and did not do the best job cleansing up afterward–there was canine hair in every single place. That, mixed with cleaning soap scum within the tub, made me wish to clear it.
First, although, I did the grossest (but most satisfying) home chore there’s. Hopefully these of you with lengthy hair will perceive this? Pulling hair out of the drain. Hahaha! Does anybody else get satisfaction out of it? I did it as soon as I used to be ready to make use of my very own bathe as a substitute of the children’ bathe, however I assume I simply pulled out what I may simply see. At this time, I grabbed a wire with bristles on the tip (it is meant for pulling hair out of a drain), caught it method down there, and a minute later, I could not imagine what I pulled out.
I’d put up an image, however no person desires to see that. And it is type of embarrassing how a lot got here out! Hahaha. That was completely satisfying, although.
As a substitute, I will put up some cute footage of the children within the tub once they had been little. The water colour is bizarre on a few them–it was from these bathtub tablets that modified the colour of the water. The youngsters beloved them!
I miss giving them baths! It jogs my memory of a poem I learn, known as “The Final Time” you do issues together with your children. You by no means know when will probably be the final time you maintain their hand if you cross the road, or the final time you tuck them into mattress, or–in this case–give them a shower. There was a final time, however I did not know it might be the final time. Does that make sense? Sooner or later I bathed them after which the following day they began bathing themselves. And you do not understand it till years later if you learn a poem like this.
The poem makes me cry each time. Then once more, I cry over everything–good and unhealthy. I wasn’t planning to put up the it, nevertheless it’s so good. If you happen to’re a mum or dad, it is exhausting to learn with out getting choked up!
I googled the easiest way to eliminate cleaning soap scum (I believe that is what it’s… it is SUPER exhausting to clean off). Numerous websites instructed vinegar and baking soda, so I combined some right into a paste (a big bowl of it) after which unfold it all around the tub and partitions. I keep in mind how properly the baking soda paste labored on my oven (critically… remember that?!) so I hoped I might get good outcomes with it within the tub.
Whereas I used to be letting that sit, I observed that the molding on the ground by the nook of the bathtub regarded type of puffy, prefer it had been absorbing water. I practically had a coronary heart assault, contemplating all of what I simply went by means of with my rest room. I made a decision to tug the molding off, hope that the wall and ground had been undamaged by water, after which exchange the molding with some I had within the storage (leftover from my bed room/rest room).
Once I pulled the molding off and poked round that nook, I may see that there was no water injury to the ground or wall. THANK GOD.
I went out to the storage and minimize the items of molding (for the entire rest room). I additionally made a bit of molding for the ground in entrance of the bath (I figured I’d as properly exchange that whereas I used to be at it). After putting in the molding, I caulked alongside the bathtub rather well. And whereas I used to be at it, I changed the caulk round the bathroom.
Lastly, I made a decision to see if the baking soda/vinegar labored. I grabbed a number of various things I may strive utilizing to scrub–a brush, a scouring pad, a washcloth, and a Magic Eraser. I began with the washcloth, hoping the scum would come off pretty simply, like with my oven door. It got here off, nevertheless it took a LOT of stress whereas scrubbing. And I solely handle to do a small spot earlier than my muscle groups had been burning.
The scouring pad did not work. The Magic Eraser truly labored actually well–until it began falling aside. It was the one one which I had, so I moved on to the comb. The comb labored rather well on the underside of the bathtub, however not a lot on the edges. I will have to purchase some extra Magic Erasers and hope that I can clear the aspect of the bathtub pretty simply.
Whereas I used to be engaged on it, I heard Jerry’s alarm go off–which I knew he set for two:00. I could not imagine it was already 2:00! I had began engaged on the whole lot at round 9:00. (I used to be solely going to wash the bathtub, so I positively did not anticipate it to take half the day. By the point I bought the whole lot accomplished and cleaned up, it was time for me to make dinner.
Effectively, that was a really lengthy and boring story! Hahaha. I began this put up with the intention of writing that I’m not going to put in writing a put up today–and then I simply began going into the entire story. Anyway, I might been wanting to interchange the caulk round the bathroom for a while–it was a type of little issues that nagged at me each time I checked out it–so I am completely happy to have gotten that accomplished. And the bathe seems to be one million instances cleaner!
Anybody have recommendations on cleansing a fiberglass tub? The older it will get, the tougher it’s to wash. We’ll have to interchange it within the subsequent few years, most likely, however I do not even wish to THINK about that for a very long time. It is one of many solely issues in the home that hasn’t been changed, now that I consider it. Anyway, if you realize the magic to eliminating cleaning soap scum, please share! 🙂