A friend sent me this little quote, I’m not sure who it’s by but it made me laugh in this particular case.
At the time this story definitely wasn’t funny. As a mom it’s not often that you get a chance to do something that is all about you kid free. It was finally the weekend for our book club, I was so excited because it was my turn to host at my home. Earlier in the week my son (the 4 yr old) stayed up really late. Mind you I had to work in the morning yet my child went to bed 3 nights in a row around 3:00am. Each of those nights I stayed up with him or if so dozed off I would quickly wake up. I had a busy physical day at work on Friday night. By the time I got home after being up and only getting 3-4 hours of sleep I was ready to crash. My poor body couldn’t take anymore. So guess what? I fell asleep!
Then I wake up to a little boy saying “Mommy there’s a fire in the kitchen!” It’s around 12:15 AM. I leaped up out of bed and miraculously found the energy to run and open all the doors and garage to let the smoke out that infused my home. I even found the strength to lift my 8 year old son and carry him to the bedroom he had fallen asleep on the couch. I took batteries out of every blaring alarm ( Don’t worry I replaced them the next day) and then I went to open the microwave. I was terrified.
As you can see in the photo above above he burnt a corn dog to an ultimate crisp. My house was FULL of smoke. I was just beside myself and filled with guilt. Now I had to try to get the smell of burnt corn dog out of my house!
How Did I get the smell out?…
After some research I came up with a little concoction of my own and it worked.
- 1 tsp. Of Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 c. Of Vinegar
- 1/4 c. Of Lemon Juice
- 3-4 c. Of Water
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- Small Sauce Pan
Although I didn’t really measure this was a rough estimate of what I used. Add all of the ingredients in the pot and boil on high and then let it simmer until the water is almost evaporated. Something absorbs the smell. Whatever it was, it worked. Then of course I cleaned my microwave out with lavender fabuloso. That helped quite a bit but not that great (Just being honest).
I felt relieved when I finally got the smell out of my house because I was just about time before our book club meeting. I needed to run to the store so I had my Daughter keep an eye on Josiah while I ran to the store to pick up a few things before the party. Lo & behold he burns ANOTHER corn dog. How does this happen TWICE in one day and why an hour before book club?
I was now mortified but I immediately pulled out all my ingredients AGAIN and started another pot. The smell was put out within the hour. It was a crazy day! I wanted to share this post back when this happened on February 25th Then I thought, you never know who might have a “mom fail” like I did and need to get the smell of burnt corn dog or burnt anything inside of your home out of your house. So decided to share my story and hopefully help anyone else who ends up having this disaster. I now unplug my microwave every single night, thanks to Mr. Busy Body!! I look back now and I laugh but at the time it was a little scary. One thing I have to accept it life happens no mom is perfect. I know I’m not and HEY your might fall asleep and wake up to God knows what! Have any of you ever experienced something crazy that your kids may have done that made you curl up and hide in a dark corner on the inside? Share your story with me in the comments!