Friday, January 22, 2010

laundry and the stench of pee

i do a lot of laundry. but my laundry duties have been compounded by leaking girl & boy parts and pink eye. amazingly, isabelle, at only 2, is much better about not leaking than alexander. friends have told me repeatedly that boys take longer than girls, but i just have a hard time grasping that concept. but alexander has always been a heavy wetter. nighttime and naptime have always been an issue. naptime has gotten better, and he's dry after his nap 5 days out of 7. but there are still times at night when he soaks through his nighttime pullups.

isabelle on the other hand really loves wearing her tinkerbell, dora or princess panties and tries really hard to keep them dry. she is SO much easier. she just decided one day that she was ready to wear panties and that was that.

but the laundry situation this week has really gotten out of hand. with alexander's pink eye, he's already spread it to his other eye, so we had 2 days of quarantine. but that meant changing his bedding and my pillowcase (cuz he snuggles with me in the mornings), as well as all the towels and washcloths and that's a lot of extra laundry. and even their laundry bags smelled like pee, so they got washed too. the sheets aren't really a big deal, but his spongebob comforter and blankets take up an entire load all by themselves! and of course i don't want to go to a laundromat to use the huge washers. what would i do with the kids? *smile*

i finally got all of the regular laundry folded, plus the extra load of towels, and i've got a load in the dryer and one in the washer of just his bedding. i've got to get clean sheets on his bed before naptime. one more thing to remember!


  1. I've never had to deal with pink eye before, but I can totally relate about the potty training and the increased laundry! My 3 year old son is finally taking naps without his pull-ups, but I have to race him off to the potty as soon as he wakes up.

    I hope your son gets over his pink eye soon!

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