The internet effect.

The other morning, I walked into the downstairs bathroom that is pretty much the domain of Edie.  There I noticed peeking behind the shower curtain, a Hello Kitty bath toy perched on the spout of the tub.  I wanted to capture it in a still life – my first thought was I admit, to post it on instagram, like the purple duckie shot from a few weeks ago.  Only unlike the purple duckie on top of the soap dish, any shot I attempted to get of Hello Kitty seemed to  spotlight the funk of the tub.

I am the first to admit to my lax cleaning habits. Cleaning the house is always the last thing I will do – there are just so many hours in the day and so many other things to do.  And lately, Edie has taken ownership of cleaning that bathroom, doing a darn good job in the process.  Or so I thought.

Turns out while the sink & other fixtures have been kept up, the tub has a curtain you can pull shut to avoid seeing any unpleasantries.  And unpleasantries there were.  It wasn’t just a ring around the tub, the entire bottom of it seemed to be coated in a layer of what appeared to be hay & glitter.  Glitter?  That child off-gasses glitter.  It’s everywhere, including my car.  Hay?  I haven’t the foggiest.

Over Christmas break, our family spent days on end cleaning the house as a team.  In fact, I’m pretty sure our combined efforts are what brought on the polar vortex – parts of the house hadn’t been that clean in eons.  Both bathrooms had been scrubbed & moppped within an inch of their lives, leaving the state of the downstairs tub that much more of a mystery.  How does it get so funky so fast when it’s been too cold to go outside?

Yesterday morning, having broken out the big guns of my cleaning supplies (yes, I do have them, I just don’t always use them), Edie found me scrubbing out her shower.  Upon asking what inspired me, I admitted that I had wanted to instagram the Hello Kitty on the faucet, but the tub was so gross I had to clean it before I could take a shot I could post.  Yes, the internet made me clean the house.  Picture 274The power of technology at work.

8 thoughts on “The internet effect.

    • Becky says:

      Cassi, she read this before it got posted to all to see. And she just laughed. So your guess is as good as mine where it came from.

      On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 3:01 PM, Chicken Wire & Paper Flowers wrote:


  1. Ken Caughron says:

    It may have been easier to move Hello Kitty to a cleaner perch. :).
    My eight year old daughter has determined that she is “Naturally sparkly.”

    • Becky says:

      Hello Kitty needed a little bit of sparkle restored to her as well, it was just easier to clean everything in sight.

      On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 3:16 PM, Chicken Wire & Paper Flowers wrote:


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