When you have a home full of boys, sometimes you need rules.
Rules like, "snacks and drinks stay on the hardwoods" (also known as you're not allowed to eat in a room with carpet)
Rules such as "a healthy snack before junk food."
Or, how about "take your shoes off when you come inside the house."
Sometimes the rules are forgotten and Mom has to remind everyone. Sometimes even Dad needs a little reminding.
So, when Mom drops an entirely full (as in never even opened, brand spanking new from the store) quart of black chalkboard paint and it explodes all over the carpet, is a new rule in order?
(after 20 minutes of blotting and wiping down the wood floor)
(from another angle, sure why not.)
Or should we just be done with it and throw all the rules out the window?
(after 1 cleaning, not too bad)
After a second dance with the carpet cleaner, the whole mess is basically gone.
And Mom has 'lightened up' on those rules.
And can still be caught painting in the dining room.