Thursday, October 04, 2007

Laundry Misdeeds

Holy cow did today start with a misstep... We have a blankie in the house. I've been fortunate that Daniel doesn't seem to cart it everywhere - it's made thousands of miles of trips to Grandma and Grandpa's house, and even to the doctor's office a few times when I thought comfort might be exceptionally needed. But usually it is just a fixture in the house: a good cuddler on the couch, and a must at bedtime. Needless to say, blankie gets a tad, um, ripe at times. The best plan of attack is to launch it straight into the laundry as soon as he gets up. Then I am pretty much guaranteed to have the thing dry by nap time.

Little did I know. I executed Plan B: Wash Blankie when Daniel's second favorite morning show came on the air. Super Why is a new PBS show that is also very letters and reading oriented, and Daniel is fascinated with it at the moment. The show began, and durn it all he started hunting for the blankie. It was a slippery slope after that... nothing I could do was quite right. (I'll cry 'til you pick me up. No, wait, pick me up and I'll cry harder!)

I finally cut the tumble dry short, yanked blankie from the dryer, and handed it to him slightly damp. And lo, peace did reign on the house of Dirt Makes Fat. For the moment...


Avery Gray said...

Oh, I feel your pain!! My son is almost 5, and he still has to have his blankie when he sleeps. He goes to preschool a few days a week now, and he brings blankie for naptime. The other day I dropped him off, and went to hug him while he had blankie over his shoulder. It was rank! I just kept hoping the teachers wouldn't notice and I could wash it when he got home. I didn't want to leave them with a hysterical boy by taking it with me. Just one of the joys of having a child with a lovie. Ugh!

Kim said...

Boy, have I been there. My son was attached to a little rag (long story)that we called his woobie. He even had to take it into surgery with him once. It was great that they let him. Keeping that thing stink free was quite a chore. We got lucky and he decided he just didn't want it anymore about a month ago all on his own.

Kim @ TheBitterBall

Pamela said...

Be thankful it is washable - Natalie doesn't do well in the washing machine! And we tried we really did the second time around, but no she doesn't want the washable doll, nope!