I have discovered a new and hazardous side of doing laundry for children. Aside from the monumental amounts of laundry parents of small children endure, we must not forget the importance of checking all of those tiny little pockets.
I’m not a fully trained parent yet and pocket checking is one of my weak spots… I pretty much always forget. Which is why I am regularly forced to dig things out of the bottom of the washing machine and dryer.
Things I have found in either the washing machine, dryer, or both:
- dissolved chalk (more than once)
- a small plastic horse missing a leg
- beer bottle caps (I don’t know where they found these, I swear)
- wood chips from the playground (handfuls)
- money (most likely mine)
- a pull-up (probably stuck in pajama pants rather than a pocket)
- plastic spoon
- bits of kleenex (all the time)
- a small child (I think he climbed in on his own)
You’d think I would have learned to go through their pockets by now. But seriously, those are some tiny pockets and I can barely get a finger in there. How on earth do they fill them with so much random crap?
What treasures have you found in the laundry?