This post written in conjunction with Dettol
You know what I love to do?
I love to wipe wee off toilet seats.
I really must love it because I seem to be doing it an awful lot.
No toilet in this household is safe from being splashed, sprayed, sprinklered or dripped on when one with a specific, wee-related appendage is present. Not even the toilet I have set aside for my own convenience, located off my own ‘space’, my home office, is safe.
Given it is on the bottom floor, it tends to be the place of bladder expulsion for that last minute I Need A Wee before we all pile into the car.
Is nothing sacred?!
Don’t answer that. It’s a rhetorical question. I already know nothing is sacred.
Okay, okay, that’s also a big fat lie, that bit about me doing it a lot. The wiping pee off seats thing.
I have technically outsourced the ‘job’ to those who are the perpetrators of such Wee On Seat shenanigans.
Under the illusion of “pocket money” I have coerced my elder two offspring to be responsible for the cleaning of toilets. And a bathroom in the case of the oldest.
Shhh, don’t tell them I am totally defrauding them.
So when Dettol offered to send me some of their Surface Cleanser Wipes I figured this might provide some sort of novelty factor and reduce the whining and non-fairedness of the situation. At least for a little while.
It also ensured that the wee would more likely be wiped off seats with far less repeated requesting (which my kids refer to as nagging, but I still maintain if they just frigging did what I asked the first time, or within the first seven times, I’d STOP!) and subsequent yelling on my behalf.
The wipes are also rather handy for the in-between ‘big’ cleans, for other surfaces in the house.
In the case of this house:
- Manky boys’ bathroom mess (ick!) including blobs of toothpaste and the But I Did Clean The Yucky Bits Off, I Don’t Know How They Got Their Again grout mould
- Blood from tiles floors (spontaneous blood noses from one child, and the usual Living In A House with Children type of bloody spillage)
- Milo – FREAKING MILO! that finds its way across most kitchen surfaces and requires considerably hammer-and-chiselling to remove at the best of times
- Something I found in one of the bedside drawers in one of the kids bedrooms that I don’t wish to think about because it makes me want to vomit. Again
- Drops of wee on toilet bowls, toilet sets, and the floor around the toilets – have I mentioned this yet?
I’m really not one of these people who is into the hospital grade disinfectant, and the wiping down of surfaces several time each day with such products.
Really, Floor Food is simply a part of our immunisation program.
There is, however, a sense of relief and comfort in knowing that the mess created by children, especially when some of that mess is a result of bodily fluids, is being addressed with something that will kill all sorts of Child Germs (in the case of my house, Boy Germs, but I have it on strong evidence that Girl Germs in similar circumstances are just as skin crawlingly revolting) with some sort of high level disinfecty stuff.
And all with a simple wipe down; no spray, not spill, no stress.
Well, except for the stress of sitting on a wee-splattered toilet seat, the subsequent scream, and increased likelihood of ranting at children about weeing in the toilet and not all over the bloody place.
And then getting them to clean it up.
The great thing about the wipes, too, is they container they comes in makes it really easy to throw at the head of to the child who made the mess in the first place.