Sunday, May 23, 2010

NOT What I Intended To Wash

Everyone knows what a schedule person I am. I thrive on schedules. This way, my life is a little predictable with the mundane things such as grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning the house, etc.

Mondays and Tuesdays are my laundry days. I have it broken down into 2 days because this way, I feel like I can get it all done in a realistic time-frame.

The first thing I wash on Monday morning is all of the kids' clothes, blankets, etc. As I dump the clothes from the dirty-clothes-basket into the washing machine, I have to be very careful. I have to watch what goes in there because there could be toys, shoes, sippy cups, what have you. Random stuff is always stashed in the dirty-clothes-basket. Today was no exception.

I'm being very careful as I dump half of the basket into the washing machine (because it takes 2 loads to get it all done). Confident that nothing foreign is in the washing machine, I close the lid and let it do its thing. When it's all done, I move the clothes to the dryer. As I'm moving the clothes, I see little pieces of white all through the clothes. "Did a Kleenex escape into the laundry again?" I ask myself. We've all done it!

After the clothes are dried, I empty the clothes into the basket. And I found the white-flecks-of-lint culprit........and it wasn't Kleenex.

Yes, ladies and gentleman, I washed a NightTime Underwear, a.k.a. Pull-up. But this wasn't any ordinary Pull-up. It was a USED Pull-up. Sariah had taken it off that morning, and stashed it in her dirty clothes instead of throwing it away.

And the "Mother Of The Year" award goes to me!!! Why?!?! Because I didn't re-wash the clothes. Shameful, I know. I figured whatever pee was in the diaper was now gone, and washed away with all the other dirt, spit-up, and poop-stained yuckiness. Afterall, wasn't washing a used Pull-up like washing a pee-soaked blanket?

(Rest assured, I didn't use the Pull-up a second time. Just in case you were wondering.)


bedonts said...

Been. There. Done. That!!! (Shamefully a couple of times!!)

Samantha....yes she is STILL in a pull-up at night...will take off her pajama bottoms and pull-up together and throw them both, still intertwined, into the hamper. Makes it pretty tough to catch them before they get washed.

How many times have I told her it needs to be thrown away? Couldn't tell ya!

Matthew and Courtney said...

Pretty sure that is just like washing a cloth fact - kuddos to you b/c now you can reuse it!!! We sure miss you guys.

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