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.
Ha! Yes, my kids do that with their spilt juice.ReplyDelete
Ewww. I bet that ends up being one sticky mess!Delete
Towel dancing may catch on now lolReplyDelete
It looked like fun!Delete
Beats bending down!ReplyDelete
Definitely better on the knees and back!Delete
I mean, that's how I clean up messes. I usually tend to trip though.ReplyDelete
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).
I always addressed adults as Mr./Mrs. last name. But I'm old. ;0)Delete
I'm sure when the word gets around, towel dancing will be very popular.ReplyDelete
Everyone will be dancing around in their kitchens doing it!Delete
Talk about making lemonade out of lemons!!ReplyDelete
That's called making a job fun!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
The toilet towel dance. I'd wear rubber boots for that one!Delete
Saves from future back troubleReplyDelete
I think you're right!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Okay. Expect about seven kids with towels at your place!Delete
You can tell it's still summer:-) But soon, very soon, school will be in full swing!!!!!ReplyDelete
Yes. In three days. Then maybe things will be a little more normal around here!Delete
thank God they didn't use Schultz instead of towells....ReplyDelete
That would've been a hairy mess!Delete
Leave it to kids to find a fun way to do a chore.ReplyDelete
I'm glad they had fun cleaning up!Delete
Yes! Only kids can turn any chore into a game. Love it!ReplyDelete
They seemed to have fun doing the twist!Delete
At least they're never bored!ReplyDelete
No. It's pretty hard to get bored at my house!Delete
LOL! That definitely seems like a more fun way to clean up a wet floor...ReplyDelete
I think I'll try doing it that way, next time!Delete
Aren't these kids adorable!? You could fill a book with stories like these.ReplyDelete
I really could!Delete
We've been known to do the towel twist here when cleaning up a spill. Definitely saves on the back. : )ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
These kids had a good idea.Delete
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). :)ReplyDelete
I'm sure there will be plenty of wet floors in the future!Delete
Good post :) Enjoyed reading this.ReplyDelete
Towel twist :) it is fun :)
Maybe I'll go grab a towel and try it!Delete