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I need a laundry tutor

2010 August 20
by Pamela

Once upon a time, I rarely went to bed without my house clean.  But since being pregnant I consider it a successful night if I even remember to brush my teeth.  Which is why I write about things like having a nighttime routine at all:  it’s helpful to capture snapshots of our life so I can remember that there was once a semblance of order around here.  I need to have some hope for when I come out on the other side of this baby building business.

But the other night I had a decent amount of energy and got nearly all of my housework done before bedtime.  There was one last pesky mound of laundry to be hung and I decided to tackle it. 

Hanging laundry at 10:30 p.m. required more brainpower than I had left, apparently.

Witness the Stay-At-Home-Mom’s version of the Rubik’s Cube:

I need to hang a top.  This looks like a simple top, but oh no.   The little piece of cotton sucked every bit of brainpower out of me. 

See, it’s actually two tops, stitched together at the top of the shoulder.  So I had to turn it right-side-out.  Easy enough, right?

The white top should be on the inside, so I flip it that way, but see the problem?  The shoulders are all bunched up and out of whack.   I’m quickly becoming out of whack myself.

I try to switch it around, but now the tag is in the front. The tag is supposed to be in the back.  And why are the shoulders still all messed up?!

After ten minutes of messing with ONE TOP, I came to a solution:

  I was never much for puzzles anyway.

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5 Responses leave one →
  1. Karina permalink
    August 20, 2010

    the exact conclusion I was thinking by picture 3 :-)

    • Pamela permalink*
      August 20, 2010

      great (and pregnant) minds think alike.

  2. August 21, 2010

    Nice!! I’m NOT pregnant and I hate these shirts so I would do the same thing!!

  3. Chris permalink
    August 22, 2010

    Once I tried on a top like that, it was an experience I’ll never forget! It seemed to come alive while I was trying to take it off, I swear it felt like it was chocking me. I even had a thought that this is what a strait jacket must feel like. They should come with some kind of warning!

  4. Ellen permalink
    August 24, 2010

    Smart move – it looks like it needs ironing as well. It should never come to your house if it doesn’t go on instantly or need ironing. Life is just too short for that kind of stuff.

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