O.K. I win today's award for the biggest bone head.
I found out that we are running short on dishwasher liquid after I packed the dishwasher full of dirty dishes. No problem, so I think. I have enough to fill the pre-wash compartment, so I think I can use regular dish liquid to fill the other one. Boy did I find out the hard way that this was not a good idea.
Twenty minutes later my six year old walks into the kitchen and shouts, "Who made this mess?" I shout back, "What mess?" He come to the living room where I am watching T.V. takes me by the hand and says. "Come here, Mom." He gently walks me into the kitchen and shows me. Half of the kitchen floor is cover in water and soap suds. There are still suds coming from the dishwasher. Promptly, I grab the mop and proceed to create a skating rink of liquid dish soap suds smeared across ceramic tile floor. I get the mess cleaned up, and my dishwasher goes into it's second rinse. Guess what! It happens all over again. I open up the dishwasher and it is filled with suds. What do I do? Well, I need to get rid of the bubbles. So, I take the spray hose and stretch it as far as I can and I am spraying down the soap suds in the bottom of my dishwasher. I have now successfully manage to make the Mother of all messes, but at least there is one bright spot in all of this. I have a clean kitchen floor. Maybe even clean enough to eat off of. Tell me that isn't creative. HA!