I just wanted to write a very quick post about what I found out last night. I discovered that Mr. Clean Magic Erasers get sharpie off of more than just walls, but couches, too. And forever black stains out of carpet.
A little background.
My husband was sitting on the couch last night. Directly next to him Jesse was coloring quietly. So quietly that Ryan didn’t even notice.
So, while Ryan dinked around on the computer, the toddler was busy creating artwork.
All over the couch. And I don’t use the words all over lightly. Notice that I’m using them boldly. And redly.
He did this with that same red sharpie that he colored Kait’s carpet with a few days ago.
That Kait uses in part of her school work.
That fell out of her book when I asked Ben to go put it on her bed.
That I didn’t notice fell out of her book.
That ended up on the floor.
Then in Jesse’s pudgy little hand.
Then all over the couch.
And the wall above the couch.
I thought about crying. But I was too tired to whip up any form of emotion.
Now, to Ryan’s defense, he came home from work with a slight fever and feeling extremely exhausted.
And to my defense, we put all the other marking utensils up out of his reach. Not Ryan’s reach. Jesse’s reach. The rule is no sharpie left behind.
7 kids and this is my first sharpie war. There may be some kind of conspiracy going on here.
Anyway, the discovery that Mr. Clean Magic Erasers remove sharpie from couches, and then finding out that they also get stains out of carpet was…
And, oddly enough, energizing.
So energizing that I spent an hour going through the house getting stains out of the carpet. I even shampooed my hallway and the second half of the living room floor to complete the job. I’d shampooed the first half last week, along with my couch. I don’t remember if I said that already, so thought I should clarify.
This post didn’t stay as short as I intended it to stay.
Sorry. I got carried away.
Hopefully, however, this is the very last post I will ever write about getting sharpie out of something.
Because as much fun as I’m having discovering different ways to get sharpie out of things, I’m sick of looking for new ways to get sharpie out of things.