Itâ€™s Works for Me Wednesday! Today I have a tale that actually began last Wednesday and ended Monday evening. A tale of a boy, a boogie, and a bottle of Goo Gone.
Last Wednesday night Joshua raced me up the stairs at PJ time. As usual, he won, and when I got there he was on his bed staring at his wall.
â€œI have a boogie in my nose Mama.â€
â€œWell, I guess we better take care of that.â€
â€œItâ€™s ok, I just put it on the wall.â€
Crap. I approached the wall. He was indeed correct. There was a big, dark green boogie stuck to his baby blue wall.
â€œEew Joshua, honey! Donâ€™t do that! Next time ask for a tissue!â€
I went to the bathroom to fetch some toilet paper and returned to de-boogie the wall. Much to my chagrin, the boogie wasnâ€™t budging. I grunted and made other effort-proving noises, but since I didnâ€™t have one of those scrapers that the dental hygienist uses to get tartar off of teeth, I was out of luck! That boogie was stuck. It was hard, crusted, and GLUED to the wall!
â€œJoshua, when did you put this on the wall?â€
â€œUm, I just did it yesterday. But itâ€™s ok Mama, I wonâ€™t do it anymore.â€
Yikes. Boogie plaster over 24 hrs old. This was not good. I went to work trying to pry it off the wall. After a minute, I finally got most of it off with my super-human mom strength, but alas, there was still a thin layer of boogie cement left. I decided to shelve this predicament until the next day so I could get Joshua to bed on time. The boogie could wait.
The next day I tried soap & water, 409, and elbow grease and that boogie would NOT come off. Then I thought about Goo Gone. I had used Goo Gone to get some tape residue off of Sophieâ€™s dresser (which used to be my dresser, and yes the tape residue was from pictures I had taped there when I was like 16.) It had worked really well and was gentle on the dresser. We didnâ€™t have any left, so I went to the store to get some. But I forgot to get it, and got lots of other things instead, because I have two small children and two small brain cells. So, Monday night the fam took a trip to Target and I remembered to get it then (though I will admit, it was my second trip to Target that day!) When we got home I eagerly rushed upstairs with my Goo Gone. I am happy to say that with the help of a q-tip and a lot of rubbing, Goo Gone terminated the leftover boogie and did not harm the pretty blue paint on Joshuaâ€™s wall. Yippee! And the lovely citrus scent ainâ€™t too shabby either. So I learned this week, that not only does Goo Gone work on thirteen-year-old scotch tape residue, it also conquers week-old preschooler booger concrete. Who knew? Works for me!
(Oh and P.S. – the Goo Gone people are not paying me! (Although I can totally be bought!) Ha! I just like the stuff!)
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