Spills: A Common Occurrence In Our CH Household
The sound has become a common occurrence in our home: The sound of water splashing out of a water dish and onto the floor.
Sometimes it’s preceded by the sound of Ellie tumbling into the dish, followed by the sound of a wet wobbler thumping away.
No matter how the spill occurs, I’ve got my response down to a science: Go to the scene of the spill, calculate how many towels I’ll need, and then race to the linen closet to grab the appropriately sized towels, while hoping Ellie doesn’t get too far.
It’s become a routine, and most days once the inevitable happens, Ellie’s more than happy to be wrapped up in a big towel as we try to dry her off. Once she’s sufficiently dry – to the point where she can take care of it herself – I then focus on cleaning up the spilled water.
But sometimes Ellie has to wait to be snuggled, as I try to manage the bigger spill first. If Ellie comes out drenched, she receives priority. I certainly don’t want her running around the house leaving sopping-wet cat prints all over. Other days, if the amount of spilled water on the floor trumps how much got on Ellie, the floor receives priority.
The one unpredictable factor is how wet everyone and everything will get. That’s why it has been so nice that our linen closet is near by. I can grab a small washcloth, if that’s all I need, or two big bath towels.
The best part about responding to spills is that it’s a routine that I have down, and it’s comforting to be able to rely on it.
As our moving day inches closer, I’ve started to think about how I would deal with CH-related occurrences in our new home. One challenge will be where to keep “spill towels” downstairs, as our linen closet will now be located upstairs. Concerns, like this one, in the long run are minuscule to be sure, but I still want to be prepared.
Perhaps I’ll settle on a kitchen cabinet or drawer I can throw a few “spill towels” into once we move in.
Well, no matter what happens, I’m up to the challenge!