Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"dandelion" but definitely not green

This morning we all woke up ready to wear green for St. Patrick's Day. I was raised in a family that was BIG time into pinching each other if you weren't wearing green, so I've made sure to carry on the tradition in our house. Luke went to bed last night so excited about St. Patrick's Day, wondering if he was getting a special breakfast--thinking it was a HUGE holiday, because I've made such a big deal about wearing green (and we are going to a "green" picnic with some friends to celebrate)! I had the perfect outfit for Charlie with green pants, one that he's been wearing every other day since Christmas, because it's so darn cute and SUPER soft, but it has a white shirt and well, here's what happened. . .

As I go to get it out of the dryer this morning, I find that nothing in the dryer is its original color. Everything is a nice (horrible, dingy) shade of dandelion. Yes, that's right, not yellow or orange, but my current least favorite Crayola color of "dandelion." All. Over. My. Boys. Clothes!!!! I was horrified! I had no idea that a crayon made its way into our wash last night and around 11:15, when I transfered the clothes from the wash to the dryer, I was a little tired, and again unknowing, and threw everything in, starting the dryer and thus sealing our boys clothes fate. That is---unless any of you have any miracle solutions of removing crayon from already dried clothes??? HELP!!!!!!!!! I probably should be mad at Luke for putting a crayon in his pocket, or ME for not looking at the wet clothes before I dried them, but instead, I'm just furious with Crayola! Sometimes when people get mad, they say they see the color red---I think I will be seeing "dandelion" all day long!!



My favorite Charlie shirt---I rolled up the bottom, so you could see the difference in color--YUCK!!


6 comments :

Molly Witherington said...

Oh, so sorry Lindley! I have definitely turned everything pink in the laundry - fortunately that's an appropriate color for the Witherington household.
So, I just went through the Starbucks drivethru on the way back from Rainer's weight check (she's gained almost a pound in 1 week, btw!) and the barista was like, "are you wearing green?" I'm all, "see that 3 week-old in the back of my car? I wear what fits. And if I'm back here at all in the next month or so I will be in these stretchy black pants and this purple shirt, thanks so much!"

Molly Witherington said...

Oh, so sorry Lindley! I have definitely turned everything pink in the laundry - fortunately that's an appropriate color for the Witherington household.
So, I just went through the Starbucks drivethru on the way back from Rainer's weight check (she's gained almost a pound in 1 week, btw!) and the barista was like, "are you wearing green?" I'm all, "see that 3 week-old in the back of my car? I wear what fits. And if I'm back here at all in the next month or so I will be in these stretchy black pants and this purple shirt, thanks so much!"

Anonymous said...

Your pictures captured it perfectly. I even pulled some of those clothes out this morning, and didn't notice that extreme. Well done.

ccj

Anonymous said...

Oh I've been there and done that before. So sorry Lindley....I hate to say, it probably won't be the last time it happens. LOVE YOU, Mimi

Anonymous said...

bag 'em up and send them to me. i'd love to try to get those stains out! (just kidding, but I really do enjoy getting mean stains out). i'd just try and oxy soak over night, wash on warm, and pray!

-jthompson

Chilly said...

I'm so sorry - sadly I've ruined more than a few items by trying to be a good husband and help with the laundry. I've since learned my lesson.

Kristen is awesome at getting stuff out [thanks to me] - but I assume by now you either got 'em out or chunked the evidence.

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