Don’t get caught with a mess you can’t clean up #AvoidTheOops #sponsored

Posted on Jun 28 2016 - 2:09pm by Nicole Smith

Disclosure: This sponsored post is brought to you by SheSpeaks and P&G. I was provided with free product and monetary compensation to help me craft this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Messes happen…especially when you least expect them to. When a mess pops up, the last thing you want is no cleaning supplies on hand. We’ve been in that position and ended up with a large load of laundry to wash.

Back during the early days of my husband and I’s relationship, we made plans to spend our first Thanksgiving together at his house. That first year my children were with their dad while my husband (boyfriend at the time) had his two kids for the holiday. Since it was my husband’s first Thanksgiving without his mom, and his first after his divorce, I wanted it to be as special as I could make it for him. Unfortunately, the fates had a different plan for our day.

Thanksgiving morning my husband woke up sick. So sick, in fact, that we sent him back to bed while the kids and I prepped for dinner because his dad, sister, brother-in-law and niece were coming over. I didn’t have high hopes for the meal. I honestly didn’t think he would be eat it, but that didn’t mean I wasn’t going to give the meal my all. I take pride in the meals I make.

While my boyfriend slept, the three of us (the kids and I) also put up some Christmas decorations to surprise him with when he woke up. I remember the three of us giggling at the thought of surprising him with a decorated house.

At one point his daughter asked if she could make an ice cream shake. I said yes since we had several hours before dinner, and I figured it wouldn’t ruin her appetite. The  mess that followed was one none of us were prepared for. And neither was the kitchen.

My boyfriend’s daughter started up the blender….and a shriek followed. I turned around to find ice cream splattered all over the counter, cupboards, refrigerator, floor, and her body. I stood there in shocked silence for several moments before jumping into action. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any paper towels to clean up the mess, so we used towels. It may not have been a huge helping of ice cream, but when combined with milk, it sure did make one heck of a mess.

And it gave the three of us a memory that we will always cherish.

We now #AvoidTheOopsATO3

For as long as I can remember, my parents have stocked up on products they use a lot of. It’s something they taught me as a child, and I have done the same with my own kids. I feel it’s a valuable lesson all should be taught. You never know when a mess will happen, and it’s always good to be prepared for the worst.

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