ALWAYS check your laundry

Don’t let this happen to you.

As I opened the washing machine to move a load of the kids laundry to the dryer, something seemed off. All the clothes looked not quite clean.

I started lifting the wet clothes only to find clumps of wet paper. After calling my mother (who else would you call??) I decided to shake out the clothes, and then put them in the dryer – letting the lint trap (checked often) do it’s job. As I was emptying the clothes of whatever had gotten thrown into the hamper (Paige has a slight obsession with putting things into the clothes hamper, which I should have remembered as I hastily dumped the clothes into the washer…) I realized what had gotten thrown in. A board book. A counting board book that Paige loved. I say loved, because it’s in bits and pieces. All. Over. The. Place.

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The dryer is almost done its cycle, and the lint trap has definitely done it’s job, and the clothes are looking better. I’ve checked on the lint trap every five minutes, and every five minutes it’s FULL of the book. Sad, sad book. Always check your laundry for extras. Always!

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5 responses to “ALWAYS check your laundry

  1. Totally something that would happen to us! I always find wet tissue all over the laundry.

  2. mommy boo of two

    What a nightmare! Good luck getting all out of the washer, dryer, and clothes.

  3. Oh no! I hope you are able to get all of it out of there…

  4. Oh no! I had to giggle, though. We had a close call a few weeks ago. Sean had tossed a small book into the diaper pail, but thankfully it landed on top when I dumped everything into the washer, so I was able to grab it! And my sister had an entire load of clothes destroyed when her husband had an ink pen in his pocket. It was fine through the wash, but then exploded in the dryer, leaving all the clothes, and the dryer itself, streaked with blue ink.

    Were you able to clean up all the little pieces from your washer & dryer, or are you still picking them out with each load?

  5. Sorry about your board book. I had to laugh at this funny story, though. Thanks! ­čÖé

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