June 24, 2009

Laundry Lessons

They say practice makes perfect. As much practice as I get at laundry, I ought to be perfect by now. At any rate, I've learned a thing or two over the years:

JENN_5121--Boy in Basket

Lesson #1--Teach your kids to use a laundry hamper for something other than hide-and-seek. It teaches them higher level thinking skills. You know, as in the dirty clothes need to be higher than the floor. Putting dirty clothes in a basket is a good rule, except when it's not--see
Lesson #2.

Lesson #2--It is NOT a good idea to put WET laundry in the laundry basket. It gets everything else wet and stinky. Teach your kids that after a water gun battle, they should hang their clothes on the back porch to dry.

Lesson #3--Always empty little boys' pockets before washing. Be careful, though--you just might find something like a snail.

Lesson #4--Snails cannot survive a day in a little boy's pocket.

Lesson #5--Always empty BIG boys' pockets before washing.

Lesson #6--Jump drives can sometimes survive a washing machine cycle, but you're better off remembering Lesson #5.

Lesson #7--Always pre-treat stains. Sometimes this requires hosing them off with a high pressure hose.

A little mud never hurt anyone! What are some laundry lessons you've learned?

1 comment:

  1. Two words: play clothes

    (Though I'm going to have to try the garden hose prewash method) ;-)


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