I've meant to write about this for a while and I was reminded of it when I was doing a load of jeans this morning.
The other night we were at my boss' house for a small Christmas celebration. One of the women I work with started talking about how her boys do their own laundry. She told of how he separates the colors out and how he took it too far with every shade of brown/black/dark blue in its own pile.
So I asked her if she has 'color catchers'. See here for what I'm talking about.
I have two theories on who created these:
- a woman who was sick of her husband saying 'sorry honey, you know I always mess up the laundry, so why don't you do it'
- a teenage boy, who by nature is lazy and wants his mom to do his laundry, and is sick of pink or baby blue underwear. This allows me, um him, to throw everything in one load
I know I found out about them because of #1. I still have a number of things I'm not allowed to wash, but that list dwindles each year.