So Hubs bought those generic large, blue tablets that you put in your toilet tanks to help keep them clean.
Tonight, the children dumped one into the tub and both took baths in freaking TOILET CLEANER.
I walked in to see the E-man sitting in brilliant blue bath-water. Meanwhile, his oblivious sister was in posession of BLUE HANDS.
“WHAT did you PUT in the TUB?” I asked of the older child.
“That,” she said, pointing at the large, gelatin-looking tablet on the sink.
I looked at the E-man in the tub.
“Did you both take baths in that?!” I quasi-shrieked.
“We thought it was soap,” Tootie replied.
I took at closer look at the E-man.
People, his TEETH were BLUE.
“Did you put your head under?” I asked him.
Tentatively, he nodded.
Within minutes, I had both kids standing in the tub as I showered them off.
They did NOT like having their eyes and mouths rinsed.
The whole time, I lectured.
“If you don’t know what something is, you do NOT touch it!” I said, pouring water over both their heads.
I then called Poison Control to see if there was anything else I should do.
Do you KNOW how EMBARRASSING it is to tell someone that not one, but TWO of your children bathed in toilet cleaner?
Oh my hell. Oh the shame!
The guy who answered, however, is to be commended for not laughing.
“They’ll be fine,” he said.
Just blue for a few days, that’s all.