Mama Diaries

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bubbles!

It's official.  I've completely lost my mind!  But you probably already knew that.

Here's the Mama's dumb move of the day:

I started the dishwasher this morning, as I usually do.  Everything seemed to go as it usually does.  Except about ten minutes later, I noticed bubbles coming out of the sides of the dishwasher.

Hmmm,I thought. What's wrong here?

I stared at the bubbles as they got bigger and bigger and oozed out onto the floor.

Then it dawned on me.  I had put Dawn liquid soap in the detergent containers, instead of dishwasher detergent!

I quickly stopped the machine and opened it up.  You don't even want to know what it looked like!  I muttered a few choice words and commenced bubble-popping operations.

An hour later it was cleaned up - but I seriously think I should be institutionalized before I cause the entire house to fall down!  

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  1. I bet the floor was really clean though!

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  2. Were you writing before this occurred?

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    1. No. I was actually getting ready to write, and stopped to get a glass of water. Good thing I did, otherwise I would've never noticed it.

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  3. Oh noooo! Dishwashers definitely don't like regular dishsoap. Eeek, sounds like quite a mess. :P Good thing you were there to notice.

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    1. Dishwashers definitely don't like dish soap! ;0)

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  4. Oh my! At least you caught it before it was too much of a mess.

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    1. I'm glad I caught it, too. After the ceiling incident with my son, we didn't need any more catastrophes!

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  5. You must be thinking about that next novel you want to write! Or it could be that April is nearing and you have signed on for the craziness of the A to Z!

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    1. Ah. The A - Z challenge! I'll be a minion for it, but I may not sign up to do it because of my issues with time. We'll see.

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  6. Yowza! What a mess! It is a good thing you didn't just walk off and leave it... can you imagine????

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    1. I'd have a house full of bubbles! What fun!

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  7. The Hurricane did that once – when she was about 12 years old.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. Well, at least everything got extra clean...

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  9. Oops! I call those moments: Mommy Brain. ;)

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    1. I have quite a few of those Mommy Brain moments!

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  10. *LOL* Oh no! *whispers* I've done that before too... and before I had a kid!

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    1. Haha! You were just practicing for those Mommy Brain moments. ;0)

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  11. Yikes! I'm glad you were home to catch it before it got worse.

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    1. No kidding! I can't even imagine what my kitchen would've looked like if I hadn't caught it!

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  12. hahaha did you find those missing marbles as you cleaned up the bubbles

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    1. I'm afraid I didn't. I think those missing marbles are still floating around on the bottom of an asteroid in outer space. ;0)

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  13. I would love to have seen that picture. What a mess but also a little funny. I don't own a dishwasher, and didn't know that the soaps were made different.

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    1. Yes. Learn from me. Don't use dish soap in a dishwasher!

      (How do you do all that baking and cooking without a dishwasher to help clean the messes? You must be in the kitchen all day!)

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  14. Hope it didn't cause any serious damage to the machine

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    1. The machine is fine. Fortunately I caught it before any real damage was done.

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  15. I've done that before! Ah, the life of a busy, side-tracked, sometimes distracted mom! And then we clean up the mess and laugh about it :)

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    1. Busy, side-tracked and distracted. That pretty much sums me up! LOL!

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  16. Just wanted to take a bath at the same time?

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    1. Exactly. It was my attempt at multi-tasking. ;0)

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