How To Fix A Miserable Mustard Mistake

Danger Approaching!Last week we took a trip up to PA to visit our cousins. One night while we were there we had a cookout. I was going through the line and had just put on some mustard on my hot dog when all of a sudden my plate slipped off the counter and all the mustard on my hot dog went flying onto my new white shirt 🙁 It was easy to clean up my hot dog but almost impossible to get it off my shirt.

After the accidentWhen we finally got home I tried spraying Pre-Spot on the mustard stain but it didn’t do very much good. So then I tried Sol-u-mel and it worked a little better. By this time I was getting rather discouraged. It wasn’t coming out! Then Mom remembered that once she got ink out of a blanket with toothpaste! So I decided to try it. I scrubbed the toothpaste on the stain and it worked better then anything we had tried yet. But it didn’t get it all the way out. We then checked on the internet and it suggested using Fantastik so we tried that and it worked really good. After this we threw it in the washing machine when it got out it was exactly how it was when it went in. So I thought that I’ll just have to make it a work shirt. But Mom had one more idea. She hung it out in the sun, and by the end of the day you could hardly tell I ever spilled mustard on it!

After the long cleaning processI’m so thankful for mom encouraging me to keep trying and not to give up. Always have determination even when you miserable mistakes.


  1. Robert August 3, 2007 at 6:38 am #

    Great post Jonathan! Good determination and perseverance. Now the shirt sure does look ss clean as a whistle!

  2. Joshua August 4, 2007 at 4:08 pm #

    Hmmmm, I seem to have that problem from time to time of attracting irresistable stains 🙁 . I shall definitely keep this advice filed away in my mind for future use. Thank you for the advice!

    That first picture seems to capture the coniving thoughts of Mr. Mustard on an unsuspecting Mr. Jonathan Staddon 🙂 – Great photo!

  3. Jonathan August 4, 2007 at 5:38 pm #

    You’re right Joshua, It always seems to happen to the best of us:)

  4. Lydia Berry August 5, 2007 at 9:05 pm #

    Hey! I know most of you don’t know me but I was at Head Quarters for about a month and I remember the three of the boys going to the Journey and Robert!
    I came upon this website some how! I have been so encouraged by you alls testimonies! The posts are very encourageing!
    And that is very interesting about using toothpase to get the stain out Mrs.Staddon!! I’ll have to try that sometime.☺
    Well, great posts and I hope you don’t mind me looking on your website!
    God bless you all!
    Lydia Berry ☺

  5. Donald August 5, 2007 at 11:35 pm #

    Before we left the Wilkes’ last week, Mr. Wilkes reminded me to bear in mind that God is sovereign and can work even despite our mistakes. Being in Taiwan I have seen some of the dangers that young children in the world are regularly exposed to and it seems that the damage is irrepairable. Thank you for a great reminder that the Lord still loves to wash away sins. God bless us with determination!

  6. Jenny August 7, 2007 at 4:42 pm #

    What would we do without our Mothers encouragement to press on and be determined to have success?? Way to go Mrs. Staddon in coming up with all those wonderful ideas!

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