The lesson today...
I decide to mop the floors in the kitchen and bathroom, only to discover I'm out of cleaning solution.
"No problem," I think, "I've been wanting to make my own cleaning solution for awhile."
So I google "Homemade floor cleaning products."
Wow, super easy! Equal parts hot water and vinegar. Or for extra powerful cleaning, 1 gallon of hot water and 1/4 cup of borax.
"Well", I think, "I really want super cleaning power, but I don't think I have any Borax."
Then genius strikes....why don't I put a little bleach in the vinegar water solution? Brilliant!!
So I put the 2 year old down for a nap, fill the mop bucket, and just as I'm about to add the bleach something in my brain says, "HMM...you and I both know you never paid attention in chemistry. So maybe this isn't a good idea. Let's google it..."
So off to google I go, only to discover mixing vinegar and bleach results in a lovely combination know to us lay people as CHLORINE GAS!!!
Crisis narrowly avoided, I manage to dig up some 3 year old borax and now the floors are nice a shiny.
The lesson learned today is:
I might not be smart enough to know that mixing bleach and vinegar is a bad idea, but at least I'm smart enough to google it before doing it.
Trust is like paper. Once it's crumpled it can never be perfect again.