I kind of hate that saying… “girl power”. It simultaneously brings to mind the Spice Girls and “turtles in a half shell – TURTLE POWER!”
Wait. Wouldn’t it be fun if the Spice Girls and the Ninja Turtles had a throw down? It’s true that the Ninja Turtles have some wicked MMA skills, but the Spice Girls have Scary and Sporty Spice, who I bet fight dirty with their acrylic finger claws and bedazzled brass knuckles. They would probably make nunchucks out of microphones and hide switch blades in lipstick tubes. And then there’s poor Donatello trying to fend them off with his stick.
My point today is that in addition to all the fine help we’ve received from the strapping men in our lives, we’ve had some serious assistance from the ladies as well.
My MIL has a green thumb the likes of which the Jolly Green Giant would be envious and I’ll be relying solely on her to spruce up our outdoor area. She started this week by planting a Rose of Sharon (which made me smile because her name is Sharon) bush she’d given me for Mother’s Day.
She planted it near the entrance of our driveway so it will greet us when we come home. awww…
We set my mom loose on the windows because they needed a good scrubbing before we put the screens on. I handed her a bottle of Windex and a roll of paper towels, but she wasn’t satisfied with the streaks left behind so last night she showed up with her own cleaning weapons in hand.
Recipe for streak-free windows:
2 cups water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 tsp dish soap
Wipe with newspaper (not paper towels!) and voila! Sparkly clean windows.
Little Junior couldn’t help but want in on the action.
And Nanny couldn’t help taking a break to play.
Then Junior decided he needed to
mess up check out Nanny’s work.
Where was I while all this work was being done, you ask? Certainly not just taking pictures and eating all the food Sharon brought over. I was painting, yo!
Have you ever used newspaper to clean windows before? I’d never heard of such a thing, but it works!
Who is your money on in a fight to the death? Spice Girls or Ninja Turtles?