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Old 12-28-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I love you beachmel! Want to go get a cookie and a box of Biz?
I love you right back DewDrop! I would love to go for a cookie and a box of Biz! Make mine a Purex Pure and Natural though!
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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There is a psychiatric condition known as "contamination obsession", which usually manifests itself by washing hands dozens of times a day. But the pathology of being unable to stand drying oneself with a towel that has been used before would certainly seem to fall into that category.

Contamination obsession is usually viewed as a condition that should be addressed with some kind of intervention, possibly therapy. If using the same towel twice causes you severe emotional distress, you might want to seek counseling.

On the other hand, if you simply happen to personally enjoy the luxury of using a fresh-smelling bath towel, and you don't mind having laundry as a hobby, go ahead and keep washing yours every time, but don't expect everyone else to spend the rest of their lives as adults on their own, dedicating themselves to the same comforts and pastimes that you like.
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I suffered from a psychiatric condition myself. No Kudzu currently has it as do several other people on this board. It's called "Here is the machine-Here is the soap-Never put reds in with whites-Call me if the washer starts bouncing across the floor-I'm not always going to be here to hold your hand-Itis" Probably incurable.

It manifests itself by having 10 year olds who know what "spin cycle" means. The pathology includes a fear your child will grow up and be a burden to society. Possible therapies include buying soap without a coupon just for the rush.
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Yes, it's called child neglect. If your children don't learn to cook/clean/do laundry etc., you are neglecting your duties as a parent. You have negected to teach them how to survive on the their own. At our home, I also have another rule. If you need to do your laundry, don't just take the clothes out of the dryer and toss it in a heap! Do I do THAT? No, I do not. I fold the clothes as they come out of the dryer. If you bring a load of dark clothes to the laundry, and it's 1/2 of a load, you will check the laundry hamper....if you can make a full load from THERE...you will do so! If you choose to not do so, the next time I do laundry, I MAY just do everyone's laundry from the hamper EXCEPT yours! Unless it's fancy, fine washables, you will not operate a 1/3 full machine....round up enough to fill the machine! It's why I purchase large ones!

I love all of you. That is all.

Oop..meant to quote nokudzu.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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My kids know how to do laundry, they have all managed to successfully do so while away at school.

I, on the other hand, actually enjoy doing it. If I were to insist they do it themselves while they are home, I would end up with wasted water and detergent while they did several small loads.

At school, it's their job. When they come home on holidays, they bring their hampers down to the laundry room and I do it. No harm.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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Another "phobia" I have is this....you procrastinate on the laundry... you have 8 loads, between bedrooms, around the house and the laundry baskets. You get around to putting in a load of laundry.....the washer fills, the washer stops....the washer is DEAD!! Oh yeah, it's happened to me a couple of times in the past and I do NOT want to repeat it.
My washer or dryer always seems to breakdown when I'm packing for vacation or to send a kid away to camp or a boyscout trip.

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All I can say is I'm never going to look at my towels the same way ever again. I'm half expecting the dirty, mite-encrusted, skin-sloughed things to come to life and fix themselves a sandwhich in the middle of the night.
Post pictures!

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My kids are responsible for their own laundry from about the age of 10 on. The adult kids learned that if they wanted clean clothes, towels, sheets, etc they had to do it themselves.
What do you do with the kids who would prefer to wear dirty clothes over doing laundry? That was my biggest challenge. My son was perfectly content wearing something in the laundry basket. This was ONE AREA of their lives where I couldn't let them learn from natural consquences. Fortunately, they eventually grew up to wash their own clothes. But they were well over 16 before it happened.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: maryland
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My washer or dryer always seems to breakdown when I'm packing for vacation or to send a kid away to camp or a boyscout trip.


Post pictures!


What do you do with the kids who would prefer to wear dirty clothes over doing laundry? That was my biggest challenge. My son was perfectly content wearing something in the laundry basket. This was ONE AREA of their lives where I couldn't let them learn from natural consquences. Fortunately, they eventually grew up to wash their own clothes. But they were well over 16 before it happened.

You need to enter the gf for that to take place hopes....that's one area in which mom needs the help of a specialist
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: here
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One towel per shower.....put it in the laundry hamper NOT on the floor...washed after each use. As the above poster said, dead skin cells slough off after a shower.... and did they wash those cracks and private areas thoroughly before drying with a towel? Ewww. Preferably, after you've dried your body with that towel, dry down the shower stall as well.

My biggest issue with the OP's post is this.....He takes a shower, then tosses it on the floor until next time he showers?......on the floor? again,ewww! LOL

"For the record, I do laundry every single day. You see, I'm old enough and have learned from my mistakes. If you let the dirty clothes accumlate, especially if they've gotten muddy and wet, they will mildew in or "perma stain" in the laundry baskets. Another "phobia" I have is this....you procrastinate on the laundry... you have 8 loads, between bedrooms, around the house and the laundry baskets. You get around to putting in a load of laundry.....the washer fills, the washer stops....the washer is DEAD!! Oh yeah, it's happened to me a couple of times in the past and I do NOT want to repeat it. If I do laundry every day, my washer could break down and I can afford to wait several days for my washer to be fixed. As for towels...this may sound like an overkill, but I've got 25-30 of them. After all, we also have a hot tub. LOL
I keep an old towel on hand to dry the shower door. That's all it is used for.

I do laundry almost every day too, but not bath towels. If you didn't change your towel every day, you wouldn't accumulate so much laundry. I don't put muddy or wet laundry in the hamper. Even with 2 young boys we don't have muddy wet laundry very often.

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If they're old enough to have their own bathroom they're old enough to wash their own towels.
we've always lived in a 2 bathroom house, so my kids have had their own bathroom since we brought them home from the hospital.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:01 PM
 
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Even with 2 young boys we don't have muddy wet laundry very often.
OMG! You're bringing back memories for me! I always dreaded opening my son's bag after he returned from a boy scout camping trip.

I often just threw the contents right into the garbage can without even trying to wash it!
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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I can go two to three weeks without even having to think about washing clothes and no I don't wear dirty clothes, I have just been gifted with being the same size now that I was in 8th grade, so everything from then to now is wearable, also working at american eagle for a year has me stocked up pretty well.

I love not having to do laundry very often.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: here
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I can go two to three weeks without even having to think about washing clothes and no I don't wear dirty clothes, I have just been gifted with being the same size now that I was in 8th grade, so everything from then to now is wearable, also working at american eagle for a year has me stocked up pretty well.

I love not having to do laundry very often.
I was too for many years. Enjoy it now. It won't last forever.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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I was too for many years. Enjoy it now. It won't last forever.
Unless I get fat it will last forever and I can always get even skinnier than I am now, so when I do have kids my weight gain will actually be minimal....I like my theory...

Anywho, laundry aside I think I am getting altitude sickness again, good thing I am leaving vail tomorrow morning.
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