Who says you have to take your kids to Disneyland or Chuckie Cheese? Why, when you have a vacuum? Or even better, a shampoo rug cleaner! I had been thinking about renting a Rug Doctor for a while, because I hear they are steaming mad at dirt. But, not until the other morning when Rex had smashed a chocolate truffle into the living room rug did I go get one. I have used a very good service to clean rugs before, but that’s a tad more expensive. I also thought, “Hey, I’ve been frugal and skipping summer camps for a few weeks, I’m sure cleaning the carpets is kind of like making a teepee.”
First Rex vacuumed the area. How he knows so much, I don’t know.
Rex really took to the Rug Doctor. When we had finished a room he would make the sign and say, “More”.
Later that day I went to help Vivien’s new teacher, her kindergarten teacher ( don’t cry!). After I had organized piles of books I commented that she need some rugs for the room.
“Well, I have this one, but it’s pretty dirty so I need to rent one of those things.”
“I rented one this morning. I have it for 24 hours!” It was as if life suddenly made sense. I wanted to help. Underpaid, underfunded school teacher needs some help.
Rex got the Rug Doctor working on it as I got out my toothbrush, not the one I use, the one I keep around for cleaning jobs, and scrubbed. Later realizing a larger brush might be in order. Vivien scrubbed for 39 seconds and then walked away. Just long enough for her to say, “I helped.”
So, you see kids you can find amusement, fulfillment and purpose…for about $50.
And no lines.