My New House Disaster

After about five and a half years of saving every penny we could, my husband and I were able to get together enough money for a down payment on our first home in Fort Lauderdale. This was a big step for us because both of our parents always rented apartments, and never had the opportunity to purchase their own homes. We were the first ones in either of our families to step across the line, step up to the plate, and take our wonderful swing at becoming homeowners. Both of our families were extremely proud of the major accomplishment that we made in our lives. I should say that we are both 28 years old, and have a spectacular, brilliant, adorable three year old. Yes, I am a proud Mama, so deal with it.

There was a day that I wasn’t so proud of my first born child; the child that makes the sun rise and set in my eyes. That particular day, he was public enemy number one in my book. Let me explain what happened. I put Jason down for his nap and truth be told, nap-time is one his favourite times of the day. If there was a National Sleep Team for the Olympics, this kid would be the Captain and win Gold every time. While he was napping, I decided to get some laundry going. If you have, or have ever had a little one, you know that you have to pre-spot everything if you want the clothing to get clean. I got the first load going and came out of the laundry room. I figured I’d be able to relax a bit before he woke up. Much to my surprise, Jason had gotten out of his bed and made his way to the kitchen. He opened the Lazy Susan and found his Daddy’s stash of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I found him sitting on the dining room carpet smashing the Reese’s cups into the dove grey carpeting. Quickly, I grabbed the cups from his hands and told him that this is not a nice thing to do in our new Fort Lauderdale home. I washed him off first and foremost, and put him back in his bed for the nap he was supposed to be taken. Then, I took a good look at the carpet. It was obvious that the melted and smeared chocolate and peanut butter was far too much for the grocery products to handle. I called a neighbour, who also has a child Jason’s age and she said to call Absolute Best Carpet Cleaners in Fort Lauderdale. The carpet cleaning crew came in and my stars, the carpet looked better than it did when we moved into the house. Thank you Absolute Best Carpet Cleaners for saving my carpets, because there is no way we could have been able to afford to replace them. On a lighter note, my husband’s stash of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups has been moved to higher cabinet for safety.