Friday, December 01, 2006

Have You Ever Done This?

Fourteen years of marriage and doing laundry and I have never, not EVER turned any of my husbands whites pink...

...until today.

I had just washed my hot pink Banana Republic cardigan and laid it over the back of a chair at the kitchen table to dry. Baby was sitting at the table, coloring. I then turned back to the stove where I was making lunch.

A word of advice:
Never turn your back on a 1-year-and-364-day-old toddler alone with markers.

When I turned around again she was coloring the wooden slats on the back of the chair with a purple marker and my beautiful sweater had purple scribbles all over the back and shoulders.

I quickly grabbed the sweater and doused the scribbles in Spray n Wash, sending up a silent plea. I let it set a few minutes and finished lunch for the kids. When I came back, the purple had disappeared from the sweater and I breathed a huge sigh of relief.

Baby could live to see her second birthday.

Normally, I would wash my sweater with dark colors, but light colors were next in the washer, so I tossed it right in with my husband's favorite white T-shirt with his favorite football team on the front.

And you know what happened next.

But Hubby, pink is the in color this year. Especially for football T-shirts. Really.

13 comments:

Tabby said...

Ouch that's a rough one. And yes, I've done this a time or two myself--it happens. Did you dry the t-shirt already? You could try rewashing the t-shirt in bleach.

Anonymous said...

I regularly turn my husband's white stuff pink or dingy blue. I figure, no one else is going to see them, so as long as his dress shirts are white, I'm not too concerned! :)

signed,
Lazy Laundress Tess

Heth said...

Is that "Real Men Wear Pink" trend over? Of not, he's all set now!

shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

Oh no! I bet it will bleach out.

Anonymous said...

Try using Rit dye remover.

Mama of 2 said...

When I was 11 I turned my father's favorite bowling shirt a beautiful shade of pink. Luckily it was grandma to the rescue and she told me to wash it again in cold water (luckily I hadn't dried it yet). And out white it came again.

My mom had had a hysterocomy and couldn't go down the stairs to do the laundry so I was doing it for her. LOL

yerdoingitwrong said...

I've done it. =( It sucks.

Kyle said...

Oh, was the poor, ruined shirt one with an "O" and a "U" on it? Oh no... he won't be able to wear it again?

RANDI said...

Ha! I am sure all the guys will be jealous of his new pink clothing! ;)

Daddyman said...
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Daddyman said...

If his lazy ass didn't want a pink shirt he should have done his own laundry!

Everyday Mommy said...

Oh, pink is the new black, dahling!

Iccle Anne said...

I have yet to turn any clothes pink, but I have made at least one load of washing fluffy from missing a tissue in a pocket, or even worse, and a bit gross, I let a panty liner get in the wash! I never realised those things had tiny absorbant beads in them!