I opened the washing machine, ready to take the clean clothes out and put them in the dryer. The sight that met my eyes made me groan. I had once again put a diaper through the wash cycle. This is no cloth diaper, mind you, but one of the wonderful disposable inventions. Well, it’s wonderful until you put it through the wash cycle.
I lifted out the first pair of pants covered in diaper remains, carried it gingerly to the trash can and shook it violently, trying with only a little success to rid it of the millions of white diaper shreds. Back and forth I went with each article of clothing. I shook the clothes, slammed them on the trash can, shook them again, getting splatters of diaper innards all over the garage, my face, my clothes. I dropped some of the clothes in the trash can, some on the floor.
All the while I was hearing two kids up stairs screaming and two kids down stairs yelling intermittently, “Mom, I need help” (with their school work.). Yep, that pretty much sums up how my day went–covered in diaper guts. Is that potty talk? Oops! I gotta have days like this once in a while. They help me appreciate the good days!
Corinne Rodrigues says
Oh I’ve done that too with a pack of tissues! 🙂
Oh my goodness! Ugh, I have done that with pull-ups before. Luckily they don’t have as much absorbent stuff in them though. What a great way to look at life, having the rough days helps to appreciate the smooth days even more.
I was enjoying your blog until this point …
We did this the other week too! UGH! Such a mess!
Oh my… this reminds me of the time my little girl jumped into the pool without her dad removing her pull-ups first. I could just remember how it felt having to try to scoop out those little mushy gel stuff that expanded underneath her swimwear. And having to scrape them off the side of the pool to dump them into the trash can nearby… but I can just imagine how that looks like in your washer, Esther! Whew!
I’m sorry for your day. Days like that leave my throwing up my hands and shaking my head.
Elizabeth Grimes says
Ugh. I can imagine. (And I am STILL enjoying your blog!)
Sarita Edgerton says
I have done this too many times to count but have you done it and had your hubby put all the clothes in the dryer without noticing? No even a pretty sight!
Emily@Creative Disaster says
Oh ya. Good times. Those little beady kind of things inside are so hard to clean up!
Thank, Q says
Wow! That sounds like that would be a pain to get clean! My day I had recently doesn’t nearly sound as bad as having to clean a load of clothes covered in shredded diaper. 🙂
Been there…done that. Sorry you had to go through the “fun” also!
Oh no! I have had this occur with tissues too. That was bad, I can only imagine the diaper guts.