I realized in my addled, early morning state, that the Toddler of Doom had a Pull-up failure during the night.
Next to me.
In my bed.
But wait! We have one of those expensive, ultra-protective mattress pads! Thank goodness!
Oh...what do you mean it's in the laundry?
NOOOOOOO! Not the Stearns & Foster!
Okay, it's not easy to see from this picture (did I mention that it was EARLY?), but this is a big, yellow, stinking (literally stinking), URINE STAIN ON MY BEAUTIFUL KING-SIZED PILLOW TOP MATTRESS.
Our mattress is less than a year old. Something must be done.
To the internet!!
Not my finest photo work, but I'll take it.
A quick poke-about led me to this post from Inspired-Housewife. My mattress stain was not as big as hers, so I used a half batch. Here's the whole recipe, in case the pee stain that comes to ruin your morning turns out bigger than this:
8 ounces 3% hydrogen peroxide
3 tablespoons baking soda
a drop of liquid dish soap
a spray bottle
In the original, Inspired Housewife included a funnel (I imagine for adding the baking soda to the spray bottle). I don't have one, so I improvised with a piece of paper and some stellar ingenuity.
Brilliant. I know.
Give it a good shake, and get spraying! I soaked the stain, then took a fifteen minute break to cry softly and explain to my kids that this is why we can't have nice things.
After it dried, I poured some baking soda over the spot and left it a while, then vacuumed it away (just to kill any last vestiges of pee smell).
God bless the internet.