I gave my standard answer. “Because between you, your two brothers and sister, I already have enough butts to clean up after.”
“But mom,” he beamed as if he’d solved cold fusion, “dogs totally lick their own butts!” It will speak to his faultless reasoning skills, or my exhaustion, that I actually considered it for a moment before remembering this is the same child who suggested I buy a box of cereal because “it only has 6 pounds of sugar in it.”
Butt wiping aside, the mess promulgated by 4 tiny kids is astounding – it’s like living in a frat house: underwear on the table, food on the floor and enough pee on the bathroom walls you’d think we’d have just installed wall-to-wall urinals and been done with it. Thankfully they’re short so the pee stays below shoulder level. But by far their most high maintenance habit – after their 2,000 piece Lego minefield – is the amount of laundry they generate. So when Arm and Hammer asked if I’d try out their new stain fighting gel detergent I knew I’d have plenty to test it out on. They were particularly interested in seeing if their stain-fighting powers were up to my family’s love of the great outdoors.
To see all the embarrassing evidence of my less-than-stellar housekeeping, how Arm & Hammer helped me clean up my act and HOW ONE GFE READER WILL WIN $200 click through to my giveaway page! (Leave all contest entries in the comments of THAT post. Contest winner will be announced Monday March 29.)
Written By Charlotte Hilton Andersen for http://thegreatfitnessexperiment.blogspot.com only! Not to be re-published without permission.