Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Why ever mother needs a white couch

Yesterday after lunch I put some Curious George on for Henry and went upstairs to get somethings done and rest. About 30 minutes later I heard Henry coming up the stairs. Imagine my surprise when he rounds the corner and is PURPLE! Arms past the elbow, the mouth, nose, chin, even his feet and legs. The amazing thing is that I stayed calm. Must have been sleepy. "Henry, what happened?" "I ate blueberries." "Oh, did they get on anything?" "yep." "Let's go see." We walk downstairs and find that my white couch has been painted with blueberry juice. Litterally painted. Here's some pictures.

One arm

a cushion

Blueberry Boy!!!

So we bought the white couch because it was super cheap at the pottery barn outlet (about 300) and because I had once read an article about a woman who loved having white couches with grandchildren. Now I'd successfully washed mac n cheese and dirt and other substances off the couch, but blueberries.... this was new territory. But hooray for bleach! Two bleach pens and one time through the delicate cycle with bleach and here's what the couch looks like.

Like new! Every mother should have a white couch. Nothing else could have handled the blueberries so well. (as the slight discoloration on my carpet and rug where little drops dripped shows. Oh well, as my sister-in-law says "you are more important than whatever you just destroyed." I love my little boy. He felt so bad, and wasn't thrilled about the time out that came from breaking the rule of eating only at the table, but no lasting harm. Whew.


Juli said...

Wow what a great couch! I'm glad it survived Henry and the blueberries. Congrats on your baby girl! It will be so fun to buy all the cute girl clothes.

DixieJo said...

Sometimes it is really hard to stay calm and others it comes like second nature... I think angels have something to with it. :) I am glad it all worked out - you being a super cleaner had to help. Good job on the good attitude!!! You are more important than blueberry stains on a white couch. :)

Sarah said...

reminds me of elijah and henry eating frozen blueberries during our visit to texas! i've been getting frozen ones ever since and it is always a favorite. thank goodness for bleach!

Molly said...

I might have just thrown the towel in if those stains had been on my white couch....I've been known to toss a few baby onesies that got SO stained, I cringed just thinking about scrubbing them with Fels-Naptha (my fav stain bar). I'm glad you've shown me that serious stains can be removed! And I hope this experience has not put a hold on your afternoon naps. You've proved that whatever Henry can create, you can handle! Viva Anna!

mlh said...

That is so super cute. That boy sure likes his blueberries.

Ironic that white couches can handle the stains, isn't it?