My parents had no concept of child labor laws…I started mowing the lawn with a riding lawnmower at the age of 6.
Yes, I said 6.
I made $3 each time I mowed the lawn…
usually on a Friday afternoon…
usually took several hours.
When I was 8 or so I decided that I needed to extend my skill set and I started ironing for 25 cents a shirt and cleaning the bathroom* for a dollar.
*My negotiation for cleaning the bathroom also included one demand…scrubbing bubbles. My mother had a strict “if you saw it on TV we don’t buy it rule” that she made an exception for in the case of the bubbles. I am now suspicious that she just was ready to hand off cleaning the bathroom and I could have also held out for a buck fifty.
I was so excited the first time I got to use the scrubbing bubbles. I leaned over our pink tub, sprayed the white foamy stuff and sat back to watch the little animated scrub-brushes swirl around the tub in a counter-clockwise direction while leaving gleaming stars in their wake and then zoom down the drain.
I was a little disappointed that the ACTUAL scrubbing bubbles didn’t appear, but might admit to imagining they were there each time I cleaned the bathroom.
Fast forward 32 years: *gasp* I was contacted to throw a party here in Dallas to announce a new scrubbing bubbles product for a small group of fellow bloggers at a spa.
Love the product,
love other bloggers,
love the spa.
The party was this weekend and it was a really, really, really good time.
The new Scrubbing Bubble Product helps moms fight the morning madness. It is called Extend-A-Clean and you once you use it, it continues to work over the next few days. I have found this incredibly helpful for a trouble area in my house…the boys’ sink which accumulates small glops of toothpaste at an alarming rate. Once I used Extend-A-Clean on their sink, it was easier to rinse out the wayward paste.
The bloggers were greeted at the spa with this sign:
Wow. I was impressed with how legitimate they made me look. It is amazing how a poster can convey credibility…who knew?
I am going to carry around that poster everywhere.
Like a business card…only I am not giving it away.
It was so fun to hang out with everyone:
photo stolen with permission from Texan Mama
* Amy – Living Locurto & IHeartFaces * Mariah - Humphries Nation * Lynley - Save The Phillips Family * Rebekah – DFW Mama * Candace – MamaMia * Angela * me * Gretchen – Who Put Me In Charge Of These People??? * Shauna – Blah Blah Blog * Rachel – Quirky Momma * Laurie – Tip Junkie * Bianca – Becoming Bianca * Cynthia – Oh So Cynthia * Kim – Savor The Days * not pictured Shannon – Milk and Cuddles & Lea Ann – Mommy’s Wish List *
And then there was the spa.
All in all it was a wonderful morning that I would be willing to repeat on a weekly basis…hint, hint to the Bubbles.
And the poster that lends credibility to my little blogging hobby…
…now resides on my mantle.