Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mom, I accidentally spilled paint...

This is not what any mom wants to hear on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Of course, if it hadn't been a LAZY Saturday afternoon, the paint would have been on the wall, not on the floor in the entryway.

Last night Shannon and I bought paint in order to finish up the french door project that we started in October. It's still not done. We initially wanted it done by Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then New Year's Eve. No such luck. We haven't even sanded the mud from repairing the drywall.

I thought buying the paint would motivate me to get the job finished. I'm planning to paint the one wall in the family room, all of the living room, and all of the dining room. I just can't get in the mood to do it. I think what's holding me up is the fact that I need to prime before I paint. Ick. I like the instant gratification of putting up one coat of paint and being done.

Anyway. About 2:30 this afternoon, as I was sitting on the couch snuggled up in my blanket with the laptop on my lap, Katie came into the room and said, "Mom, I ACCIDENTALLY spilled paint". It sure better have been an accident! She dropped the can and the lid popped off. I stood for a bit and assessed the damage. Then I grabbed the camera. Might as well record this for all time.

I grabbed a stainless steel spatula and began scooping the paint back into the can. Fortunately, I had vacuumed the rug about a half hour before the paint incident, so there were no floaties in it. About half a quart had spilled, and I was able to get it to within about 3/4" of the top of the can.

As I was cleaning, Katie, Naomi, Hudson and Colton were sitting next to me "helping". Katie tapped me on the shoulder and said in a little voice, "Mommy, do you forgive me?"

"Of course I do" I replied. Then she said, "Good, that's what you're supposed to do. No matter how naughty I am, you have to forgive me. Good thing I'm cute! "

I wonder where she's heard that?

Fortunately, the paint spilled on a cheapo Walmart area rug that has a rubber backing. The flooring underneath wasn't harmed. I'm going to have to replace the rug, but at least it wasn't the carpet elsewhere in the house.

"Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding." Proverbs 4:7

1 comment:

Melanie said...

whew, that's probably the best place that could've happened!