Taco Blight

Kids are walking disasters.

This is nothing new. There’s nothing that they can’t/won’t/already have destroy(ed). Every parent already knows this. And we also know that it’s our job to protect them from themselves, as difficult as they can sometimes be, because we know better.

But just because we know better doesn’t always mean that we do better, which is why Mom and Buried and I keep insisting on having taco nights despite the fact that the aftermath looks like the front row of a Gallagher concert.

And they’re dirtier.
My kids like tacos, which is huge, because when your kids like a particular food, that food becomes a staple. You ride that food 24/7/365. Tacos are a great one, because I like tacos, Mom and Buried likes tacos, you like tacos, Oscar the damn Grouch likes tacos. Everyone likes tacos! So we eat a fair amount of tacos.

What I don’t like is laundry.

Kids are laundry factories. They’re like an assembly line for dirty clothes. Sometimes I don’t even know where the dirty clothes are coming from, but they are always there. Always piling up. Especially after meal time. Especially after taco night.

Have you ever seen a 7-year-old eat a crunchy taco? It’s like watching a John Belushi do a cannonball. Everything goes everywhere and everyone up wet and messy. Especially the clothes your kids were wearing while eating.
I’m not one to let my kids eat naked – the fact that the Hammer may or may not have enjoyed a shirtless breakfast this morning is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS – so taco night was becoming a real problem. I was about to put the kibosh on them entirely, until Clorox reached out to me about their new bleach.

Bleach used to scare me. In the annals of laundry failures, there are three major categories: accidentally shrinking clothes, accidentally mixing colors, and accidentally bleaching something. Before I had kids, I was more than happy to avoid bleach lest I destroy a beloved t-shirt, one of my wife’s sweaters, and/or my marriage. But now, with taco nights and Mom and Buried’s stubborn refusal to stop buying my kids white clothes? Bleach is my best friend.

Especially this new Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CloroMax™ Technology that is replace Clorox® Regular-Bleach₁ this fall. Like the old stuff, it keeps clothes whiter longer and makes them easier to clean thanks to CloroMax ™ which uses an invisible shield to repel stains.

Like I said, my kids don’t eat naked – THIS MORNING WAS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT! – but now on taco nights I can happily throw one of my white undershirts on them, like smocks, secure in the fact that the new Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CloroMax ™ Technology will clean the tomato, guac and salsa stains right off and no one at work will have any clue I ate seven tacos the night before.

(You can watch @Clorox and @AlfonsoRibeiro celebrate Taco Tuesday and the launch of new Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CloroMax™ Technology here.)

Dilution and usage instructions have changed slightly for some surfaces, laundry occasions, and disinfections. Please refer to the product label for instructions.The new Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CloroMax ™ Technology will replace Clorox® Regular-Bleach₁ in most stores late September, early October 2017
This post was sponsored by Clorox® but all opinions – and genius smock-based ideas – are mine alone.

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