In a house full of boys, there’s bound to be some bleeding now and then. I don’t think I’ve told this story here before, so I’ll give a little history to how I found out that this works so well. When Luke (4 at the time) and Bennett (2) were new at sharing a room together, bedtime was difficult. Really, really difficult. For about the first two months or so. One night I went back there for the umpteenth time to calm the horseplay, and noticed that there was something dark on the wall. “Is that blood?” I asked the boys. Luke was like, “Um, no, I don’t think so. No one’s bleeding.”
So I turned on the light, and sure enough, it was blood on the wall. And on Bennett’s lip. Truth was they’d been wrestling, and though Bennett didn’t feel it, he’d busted his lip a little bit (and then somehow smeared blood on the wall? Really?). A minute later I saw it: blood on the new comforters. They were not very expensive, so I hadn’t planned to wash them often for fear that they’d fall apart. And here we were, less than a month into using them, and there were blood spots on them.
The next morning, I remembered that peroxide can remove blood from things when it’s pretty fresh, so I put a bit of peroxide on a Q-Tip and dabbed it to the spot, afraid that it would bleach out the color. Thankfully, it did not, and the blood bubbled up, and I wiped it away with a clean, damp rag. POOF! Blood gone, comforter looks like new again.
I’m here to help. And to try and keep those boys from drawing blood.
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