Ask and ye shall receive, right? Isn't that how it goes?
[And no, Linda, this is not all your fault, the Silly Putty was rampant in these here parts long before the sleepover last weekend]
If one of your lovely, lovely children should ever come your way with a remote control full of red Silly Putty, you would probably wrack your brain with the troublesome question of how in the world to remove the goo from each and every tiny button and down into the crevices of the device, like I did.
Or maybe you already have experience with this kind of thing?
After many minutes of scraping and rubbing - the Silly Putty and I were getting nowhere...fast.
What to do? What to do?
And then it came to me, one of those A ha! light bulb moments that make a mom feel like Wonder Woman (just like she was the Halloween of her 7th year, complete with red tights, black rain boots and homemade bracelets of foil). I'll use rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab, I thought as I raced to the linen closet to retrieve the things I needed.
And you know what?
It really worked!
Buttons that were covered, and I mean covered, in bright red (of all colors) Silly Putty were coming clean with little effort. The remote control would be saved. Oh, hallelujah of all hallelujahs! Life could go on . . .
And that, my friends, is how I got my voice back.
Thank you, Silly Putty.