Unbagging the Cats 1

Unbagging the Cats 1

Sunday, August 28, 2011

You Don't Know What You Have Till It's Gone

I caught Genius digging through the laundry after church. That is SO not him. He won't even look for money that might be in his pockets. Several sets of earphones have gone through the wash and dry cycle. Yet there he was. Tossing clothes like a magician juggling silk scarves.

"What are you doing?"

"Looking for my yellow Nike shirt."

"It's in the washer right now. It was dirty."

"Not really. I only wore it to bowling yesterday."

"Well, it was in the dirty clothes basket."

"I know. But I only wore it a couple of hours. I think it still has several hours left on it."

"I'm sure it did. But now it's swimming in the Whirlpool."

"That's okay. I'll just get another shirt."

"In the future, keep it in your room if you think is still has wearing time left."

Somebody really needs to take a weekend to sort, wash, dry, hang and fold clothes for the entire household. Then he might be a little more reasonable with his apparel wearage. It won't be long until he goes off to college, and relies on the smell test for his wardrobe selection.


Sioux said...

Yep, a quick whiff, and then put it on.

knancy said...

When my son was in grade school, I discovered that he was trying on shirts and if they weren't what he wanted to wear he would just throw them in the laundry basket instead of putting them back in the drawer or rehanging them in the closet. Clothes not worn, pefectly clean, just laundered. They take so much for granted - for awhile. Enlightenment from Mama Lama to Grasshopper can be life changing - as in here is how a washing machine works!

Linda O'Connell said...

At least he's not turning his underwear inside out to get a little more wear.

Mommy Needs a Xanax said...

I used Febreze on my clothes a time or two in college, not out of laziness but because...no, wait, it was laziness.

The kitten on the top of your page is too cute, by the way.

labbie1 said...

My genius child told me at the ripe old age of 13 that he wanted to be on his own.

I told him that I wanted him to be ready for that time and introduced him to Mrs. Washer and Mr. Dryer. Never did his laundry again! LOL Over time he was also introduced to the rest of relatives--vacuum, dustmop, dustpan, swiffer wand, toilet brush, cleaning spray, the Scrubbing Bubble group, etc. :)

Oh and he also got to know Mr. Grill and Ms. Oven and the stove quartet. ;)

Course he is now 29. What a time! LOL

LOVE the kid! :)

Val Thevictorian said...

Surely he can follow such simple directions.

I asked him to put some clothes in the dryer for me earlier this year. I even told him what setting, and how long to dry them. He did everything but TURN IT ON.

At least he's wearing underwear.

Around here, we use Febreeze on an old chest of drawers picked up by Hick at an auction. I think it would be better to use it on the clothes that come out of the drawers.

That's some tough love. I'd try it myself, if I only had the time to go back and fix everything he would mess up.