Monday, June 14, 2010
Not me Monday -- laundry style again
I'm sure you've never had to go into your sons' room to pick up their dirty laundry because the smell of mildew was filling the room. I'm sure you didn't fill a whole basket full of dirty clothes when you did it, either. And I'm sure you didn't find a wet spot on your hardwood floor that is likely going to stain, and smells suspiciously like mildew. Nope. Me neither.
We (you and I) also wouldn't toss a pile of wet clothes at the top of the basement stairs to be washed later, since we couldn't put them in the laundry hampers. If I did that ... I would NOT have ignored it for a few days. You wouldn't have either.
Then if you finally got around to gathering up the wet towels in the bathroom, and the wet pile at the top of the basement stairs to wash, and you tossed them in the washer ... you wouldn't have ignored the odd clunk you heard. You would NOT have peeked inside, seen nothing, and proceeded to wash the load of clothes, with extra Oxi-Clean to get the smell out, of course. No, we wouldn't do that ... because it might turn out to be something like a sticky mouse trap that had gotten mixed up with the dirty clothes. And then you might find it stuck to a towel when you went to put it in the dryer.
You wouldn't do that, and neither would I, because then we'd have to rewash the entire load after we peeled off and threw away the bug-laden sticky trap. And the stinky boys' clothes would still be sitting there waiting to be washed.
It's a good thing we're both so on top of it, and would NOT do things like this. Otherwise, things might get a little messy at our houses. (But if this sounds at all familiar, you might want to check out some other Not Me Monday posts over at MyCharmingKids.net. They'll make you feel a little better.)
April E. (the NOT laundry queen)