My sons are part of the CD baby generation. We’ve been making CD’s for them since they were infants. Once however, they learned how to use the boombox, our CD’s have been fast forwarded, flipped out of the box, stepped on, and tossed around. It reminds me of the old Samsonite luggage commercial where the suitcases have been placed in a cage with gorillas. Unfortunately, unlike Samsonite or Timex, our CD’s take a licking and don’t keep on ticking. And like the sound of nails on a chalkboard, I hate the experience of songs skipping or jumping around mid verse.
So I called my resident music expert. You know the guy who knows everything about all types of music. The guy who actually owned a record store for many years-the guru of music. “What do I do about the scratchy CD’s-oh wise one?” He paused, closed his eyes, took a deep breath and said, “Windex.” “Did I hear you right-Windex?” He simply shook his head in that all knowing way.
From then on, we have saved or at least been able to extend the life of our CD’s with Windex. Simply spray it on and then re-play the CD. It was as remarkable as learning the magic of DW-40 and crayon marks. Unfamiliar with that parental tip, read earlier blogs.
I realize I’m treading on a touchy subject, but for those of you with children, I’m sure you will understand.
Its about that pivotal moment after you’ve finished doing your business in the bathroom. You glance over with hardly a thought at the roll of toilet paper hanging there looking like a bureacrat that realizes you have no choice but to take what is given to you. It looks at you in disgust, “take it, I said take it!!”
You hang your head in shame, as you go to angrily yank a sheet when your eyes notice a colorful red container with the words, “Huggies Clean Team.” Like a super hero to the rescue, the Huggies clean team is there to save you. At first, you smile and think of your kid. You think of the joy its brought your child followed by the pain and suffering you’ve experienced with paper rolls. And then it happens.
You pick up the box and notice the colorful letters painted on it,”m” for “molly cleans up and “d” for daphne’s deep sea adventure. You look around to see if anyone is looking, as if anyone would….and then you slowly press the red button and up pops a wet one. Its that easy. There it is, like ecstacy for your bottom. You say,”f*#kit.”Within minutes, you wonder to yourself, why have I suffered with paper rolls for so long. So you kick back, light up a cigarette and download stories from huggiescleanteam.com.