Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Laundry Story

Because I'm making a baby with the lieutenant of timeliness, productivity, and efficiency, there is really very little left for us to do except wait for Belly. Our nursery had freshly painted walls and new floors installed during the first trimester and all of baby's furniture and accessories have long been assembled (nursery post to come soon!).

One of the few things pending is the laundry. A little known fact to those who haven't reproduced is that, apparently, babies can't wear clothes off the rack. Their clothes and sheets need to first be washed with a special baby soft detergent. If it were up to Ton Ton, Belly's clothes would have been washed long ago, however, Big E strictly prohibited us from doing laundry until she inspected our washer and dryer. Needless to say, our four year old Maytags did not pass inspection. "These need to be completely disinfected before you can wash Belly's clothes!", proclaimed Big E. "I am going to disinfect mine, and start washing some of the clothes and other things I have bought for Belly at my house."

And so, after several days of cleaning her perfectly clean washer and dryer, Big E began to wash Belly's things. After washing, she refused to dry anything on a cycle that produced heat ("that static is so bad for baby!")...and so decided to use the "Air Dry" function. After having Belly's clothes tumble around for an hour or so, she opened the dryer to find.....completely wet clothes. So, she did what any reasonable person would do: continued to use "Air Dry" for several hours until her dryer broke.

It's alright. Big E had been wanting a new washer and dryer for some time. So off she went to the store with Uli in search for new ones. And what factor do you think influenced her decision to purchase? Price? Color? Brand? Size? Nope.

Big E managed to find a washer and dryer with a "Baby Wear" function. Her mind was made up.

Not only that, but now that she has a front loading washer and dryer that she can stack on top of each other, she has extra room in her laundry. She immediately commissioned Uli to make her a counter with a nice big sink. The perfect bathtub for Belly!

The end result? Baby clothes that have been washed, dried, folded, and individually wrapped in plastic (to keep the dust away, of course!).

And a traumatized and terrified Ton Ton, more about that in a future post....


  1. So when mom told me the dryer broke and was buying a new one, she omitted to tell me about her air drying experiment.

  2. let me know asap if Big E ever decides to branch out in the baby laundry business...just sayin.

  3. Juan Carlos AbbondanzaJuly 1, 2009 at 1:13 AM

    Son excelentes tus historias! XD

    Pero esta es una que definitivamente no le voy a mostrar a mi esposa soon-to-be a mom!

  4. HHAHAHAHAHAH Aniel told me about this and I am rolling on the floor laughing. That's almost obsessive but heartwarming at the same time.

    Continuing to the next blog...