Mama Diaries

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Towel Twist

There was another water balloon fight at my pad.  And this time the kids made a huge mess all over the kitchen floor.  When I walked in on their water balloon filling operation, my jaw dropped to the ground.  "What's going on here?"

"We're filling water balloons," one of the neighborhood kids said.

"Yes, I can see that.  But it looks like you're creating a small pond on the floor!"

The kid looked down.  "Oops.  Sorry about that, Mrs. Ellis!"

I promptly went upstairs and got a handful of towels.  I brought them downstairs and distributed them to the kids.  "Please dry up the lake!" I said.

They obliged.  But their way of doing it was very interesting.  Did any of them get down on their hands and knees to dry it up?  No.  They put the towels under their feet and started dancing.  It looked like the towel twist!

When they were done, they handed me the wet towels.  "That was fun, Mrs. Ellis.  Can we do it, again?" one kid asked.

Uh.  No!

40 comments:

  1. Ha! Yes, my kids do that with their spilt juice.

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    1. Ewww. I bet that ends up being one sticky mess!

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  2. Towel dancing may catch on now lol

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    1. Definitely better on the knees and back!

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  4. I mean, that's how I clean up messes. I usually tend to trip though.

    It's so weird for me to see kids calling other adults with Mrs/Mr last name. When I was little, I used Mrs/Mr first name. I had a friend who lived across the street and her parents were Mr Rob and Mrs Amy (which annoyed classmates when Mrs Amy volunteered for my grade once a week because everyone else had to call her Mrs whatever-her-last-name-was).

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    1. I always addressed adults as Mr./Mrs. last name. But I'm old. ;0)

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  5. I'm sure when the word gets around, towel dancing will be very popular.

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    1. Everyone will be dancing around in their kitchens doing it!

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  6. Talk about making lemonade out of lemons!!

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  7. When I received my training to work in the nursing home, the nurse/teacher encouraged us to use paper towels to clean up spills on the floor and move them with our feet. Then we were to use a gloved hand to throw out the paper towel. Less contact with the bacteria on the floor, of which there was plenty, no doubt. We didn't get to towel dance, though. Oh, wow, I just remembered the time a toilet went crazy and started spurting water at me. That's a blog post.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. The toilet towel dance. I'd wear rubber boots for that one!

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  8. I have a bad back so I still do this when I spill. However I have a feeling they enjoyed it way to much. Send them my way, my floor could use a good twist.

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    1. Okay. Expect about seven kids with towels at your place!

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  9. You can tell it's still summer:-) But soon, very soon, school will be in full swing!!!!!

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    1. Yes. In three days. Then maybe things will be a little more normal around here!

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  10. thank God they didn't use Schultz instead of towells....

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  11. Leave it to kids to find a fun way to do a chore.

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  12. Yes! Only kids can turn any chore into a game. Love it!

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    1. They seemed to have fun doing the twist!

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    1. No. It's pretty hard to get bored at my house!

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  14. LOL! That definitely seems like a more fun way to clean up a wet floor...

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    1. I think I'll try doing it that way, next time!

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  15. Aren't these kids adorable!? You could fill a book with stories like these.

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  16. We've been known to do the towel twist here when cleaning up a spill. Definitely saves on the back. : )

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  17. I glide, but I don't dance, if towels are under my feet and I'm cleaning up a spill. It's easier than bending down.

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  18. Hilarious! I am glad they were able to get the mess cleaned up. Now you have a new method for cleaning up a wet floor (which hopefully won't happen again). :)

    Summer memories!
    ~Jess

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    1. I'm sure there will be plenty of wet floors in the future!

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  19. Good post :) Enjoyed reading this.
    Towel twist :) it is fun :)

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    1. Maybe I'll go grab a towel and try it!

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