If you look closely at the photo above you can kind of see that the pile of clothes are spotted with lovely little orange spots. Those lovely spots would be ORANGE CRAYON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ah hem...MELTED INTO THE CLOTHES!!!!! BY MY DRYER...WHICH WAS ALSO COVERED IN ORANGE MELTED CRAYON!!!!!!!!! Someone just shoot me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I put a large load of the girls clothes, some NEW, into the washer last night and then transfered them to the dryer this morning. Before you ask...YES...I checked pockets, etc...for stuff, but apparently I either didn't check them well enough or "someone" wandering around the house with an orange crayon, dropped one off into my dryer!!! Anyway...after spending 70 minutes on HIGH HEAT, I took them out of the dryer only to find the girls clothes looking like they had the Orange chicken pox!!
After I composed myself, I called several friends to find out what on earth to do. After finally coming up with a plan, I cleared all the counters in the kitchen and started spotting the clothes. Mind you...they were COVERED in orange crayon so this was no small task. My dad walked into the kitchen to find me slumped over the sink on the verge of tears at the task ahead. He patted me on the shoulder and said, "Well, you have two options...you can sit here with your bottle of stain stuff and spot each and ever spot until the deed is done, or you can call it a wash (no pun intended) and throw them all away...either way, you better get going and do whatever you are going to do" Thanks Dad!! The thought of throwing that whole pile of clothes away just wasn't an option, so I began spotting them. It took me several hours, but i finally did it.
My friend, Mariya, helped me by cleaning the dryer of all residual melted orange crayon and then checked the washer for me. So I put the spotted clothes in to wash on Hot with oxyclean on the super long cycle. I did it twice. I am now getting ready to go check them and see if the girls now have a rather large pile of play clothes or not!!! Wish me luck
Lesson for the day: check, check and double check pockets for Rogue Orange Crayons trying to excape!!!!! They are ruthless!!!
In HIS Mighty Grip