Thursday, January 20, 2011

Laundry Tips

1. Do not ever wash a Pull-up.

2. Do not ever let a down comforter get a little tear while in the dryer.

Consider yourself warned.

Ugh. Obviously these were both total accidents but they happened literally on back-to-back days. Oh, and did I mention that during this time I had a horrible head cold (notice that I'm already setting up this story to push the blame onto something else?) and Nathaniel was (still is, poor buddy!) sicker than he's ever been in his short little life. (double ear infection, congestion...)

NOT the time when you want to have to rewash a load of laundry 3 times to remove the bizarre absorbent granules that apparently make up a pull-up.

NOT the time when you want to scoop down out of your dryer by the handful, have it fluff out all over the piles of other dirty clothes, have to vacuum out the dryer and vent all while getting yourself coated in down.

Honestly, beyond the excuse that I was a little foggy, I'm just not sure how either of these things happened. I do feel confident that the Pull-up had been dry. Lucas must have really tangled it up with pajama pants to the extent that I didn't notice it when I threw it into the washer. (He's always quick to rip off and throw away a wet one.) (Yes. We are still dealing with these issues.) And as for the comforter? Maybe a small corner was stuck in the door and then ripped? Who knows.

All I know is that every time I walk into the laundry room now, I see at least five more pieces of down floating around. It's enough to make a person stop doing laundry for good!

Yes. That's the answer, for sure.

Original post by Smiling Mama. Thanks for reading!


  1. Loved it! Hope the little man is feeling better real soon:-0

  2. Laundry is the bane of my existence too!

  3. Oh dear. Down does get everywhere. You will probably find it for months to come. Hope you were able to patch the hole and salvage the comforter!


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