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I hate, despise, detest, loathe (you get the picture) cleaning bathrooms. I would rather go to the dentist — I have a phobia of the dentist, by the way. The only thing I like about cleaning bathrooms, is having a clean bathroom once I’m done. It’s a conundrum… I hate dirty bathrooms, but hate cleaning them.
What’s a girl to do?
Grin and bear it. Even if it is a gagulous job. Gagulous, you say, isn’t a word? Um, yes it is!
Gagulous: The act of gagging while cleaning the germ infested toilet. Use it in a sentence – “I feel ‘gagulous’ every time I go to clean my son’s toilet.”
I just added it to the Clorox ICK-TIONARY. It IS, or will soon be, an official word. You have to check out www.icktionary.com and see the words that other moms have come up with for the big messes in their lives.
I have a strong stomach, thank goodness, but when it comes to cleaning bathrooms, toilets in particular, I get this horrible gag reflex. Hence, the term, “gagulous”. Even if a toilet is relatively clean, I feel gagulous cleaning it. Yuck! I mean, I know someone has to clean toilets, but does it really have to be me?
My son laughs at me.
That’s alright, you know what they say about payback. When he gets a bit older, it will be HIS job to clean all three of our bathrooms. We’ll see who gets the last laugh.
While I was submitting my word, I got a kick out of some of the other words in the Ick-tionary at www.ictionary.com, like…
- Board-‘oeuvres – crumbs in your keyboard. I can relate to this because I have a bad habit of eating around my keyboard.
- Spillmanella – raw chicken juice from a marinade that spills on the floor. Okay, this one made me a little ‘gagulous’.
- Poopcaso – kid paints the wall with poop. I have a story about my sister when she was a baby that relates to this one. I’ll save it for another time. Or maybe she’ll pay me not to share it. Tee-Hee.
I know you’ll get a kick out of these Mom (and Dad) made up words for life’s messes, and I’m sure you have a few you can add yourself. Because if you’re a parent, you’ve dealt with messes that would make the strongest of men cry. Check out www.ictionary.com and add your word to the Clorox Icktionary while it’s fresh on your mind.
And be sure to “like” Clorox on Facebook.
Okay, you’ve heard my new word for my life’s messes… do you have a word you’ve made up describing your life’s messes? We’d love to hear it! Oh, I’m also looking for someone who does toilets, if you’re interested in the job?
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