Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Feeling Blue

Alternatively titled:
A Little Mother's Day Gift to Myself

I mentioned in my previous post that I was home with a feverish kid on Sunday.

For better or worse (worse, I'd say) I decided to do a load of laundry while my other peeps were at church.  "Do" laundry as in dry a load of laundry.  Our washing machine kicked the bucket about a week ago.  We've been washing at my parent's house and hauling things back home to dry.  

So, in my defense, my laundry routine is all messed up.  

Otherwise, I probably wouldn't be doing laundry on a Sunday morning.

Otherwise, I probably would check pockets before washing or drying a load of pants.

Oh yes, I did.  

I was a bit dismayed when the first pair I pulled out of the warm dryer (one of my maternity capris) had a spot.  Then I noticed it was more like .... a lot of spots.

As item after item came out of the dryer smeared with blue, I really started to panic. 

All in all, 14 pair of little boy shorts, pants, and mama capris, and 2 pair of Daddy's work socks looked like they've been tie-dyed.

Four or five of the darker denims came away unscathed. 

There was nothing left of what I'm guessing was once a blue crayon.
Any tips? (Other than the obvious check pockets.) I could use 'em!


Mandy Kimery said...

Wash on HOT with copious amounts of baking soda!

Bobby said...

But it is such a pretty color of blue!

kelli@eatprayreadlove. said...

Sometimes Shout helps with it, on hot water.

Sheri said...

Sometimes spraying with hair spray and then washing works. I once removed ballpoint ink from a white shirt by doing that.