FYI~ The no-rub spray-on sunscreen stains clothing. Badly. Now the boys have lots of shirts with yellowed sleeves and necks. Grrr.
Oh summer laundry! Wet swimsuits and towels, sweaty tees and pajamas, two even three outfits a day...and that doesn't count the watermelon-stained shirts or grass-stained shorts! We're like a regular old Tide commercial over here!
It's only a matter of time until my washer is broken by the rocks left in the boys' pockets.
Why is it fun to collect rocks?!
Once again, a day of sun means everyone's pants are covered in dirt, grass, and whatever is on the local playground slides, which means my family room now features two cutie boys sitting here in their tighty whities (which I have decided should be called 'Spidey Whities' or 'Tighty Spideys' since they're Spiderman underwear!).
My kids are close in age/size. What's the easiest way to keep track of whose clothes are whose...ya know, in case of the off chance that someone other than me would do the laundry.
It's that time of year when parties are scheduled or visitors may stop by. That means your house better be company-clean (well, if you have an Italian grandmother it does). Sure we all try to keep our houses clean year-round, and not just for show, but it's hard to keep up with everything. I mean, how do just four people (two of them pint-sized) generate such massive amounts of laundry? It just doesn't seem physically possible.
I don't mind doing laundry- as long as it's start to finish. I can't stand when it's half done. My friend calls this "cold laundry"- that dryer or basket full of unfolded, cold laundry, just getting wrinklier by the minute. I can't say I'm on top of it every minute, so when that happens, I just pop it back in the dryer for a few de-wrinkling minutes. Perhaps it's not the greenest way to operate, but let's face it- the time lapse likely has much less to do with bon bons and soaps and much more to do with childcare and job retention.
Another friend hates vacuuming. Yet another gets pure bliss from scrubbing the floors (not just satisfaction from a clean floor, but actually enjoys doing it- weird, right?!). Maybe it's a leftover from college, but I can't stand dirty dishes in the sink. Especially if, with the same amount of time and effort, they could have been put directly in the dishwasher. Gotta run, cleaning to do!
What's your cleaning pet peeve? What don't you mind doing?
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