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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Can You Say LAZY?

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

Since Nurse Boy has been spending every evening on school, I have used the evenings to do some very exciting stuff. Stuff like whiten my teeth, trim and file my nails, clean the house (yuck), workout (double yuck), and watch some TV (ya know, the kind where balls are not being thrown about while grown men tackle one another). Some nights the only energy I can muster up, after making lunches and cleaning up after dinner and bath time, is the energy it takes to walk to the couch. Some nights I am just a sorry mess.

While sitting on my lazy rump one night, a commercial caught my eye. It was advertising some new washing machine. The special feature they were promoting? This washing machine can hold up to 6 months of laundry detergent. SIX MONTHS WORTH!

Right then I realized that the whole measuring (if you can even call pouring to the line on the cap measuring) of the laundry detergent is what is so very time consuming. I mean, how many times have I thought, "I really need to throw in a load of laundry, but I just can't muster up the energy to pour the laundry detergent into the washing machine. Now, if I could just gather up, sort, stain stick, and place ONLY the clothes into the machine... well, I would be right on it. But, the laundry detergent? Well, that just puts me over the edge!"

Come ON! How lazy are we? Now, give me a machine that seeks out and removes ALL stains. Or, a machine that sorts the laundry for me. Or, a dryer that drys AND folds the laundry. Maybe I should stop sitting on my rump and start inventing... Nah, who has the energy with 3 kids and a husband going to school?

However, Nurse Boy thought the said washing machine was genius.

It is official. It was invented by a man who was trying to help out one day and it WAS the laundry detergent that sent him over the edge.


Imperfect Mom said...

Six months of laundry soap? That's not impressive. Now, give me a dryer that will hold a stack of dryer sheets and neatly dispense one at a time (and knows when TWO sheets are needed, like in the middle of January when static is manic and I'm drying towels or sheets). Then cleans out the lint trap.

Of course I'd rather do all those things myself and have one that folds the clothes for me.

And you are right.......sooooooo invented by a man. Why? Probably just because he could. Ranks up there with the headlight on the vacuum.

Nurse Boy said...

Why is the headlight on the vacuum there? Oh, I know, for all of us who vacuum in the dark after our families are fast asleep!

Chaos-Jamie said...

It's for those of us that DON'T pull the crap out from under the beds before we sweep under them. I mean, hypothetically speaking.

I just need a washer that can seek and destroy the red sock in the load of whites. No one wears red socks, and yet...

Chaos-Jamie said...

Oh, yeah. I was gonna quit saying crap. Does typing count?

Imperfect Mom said...

I get lectured for saying "crap" (though I initially typed "carp"...it would probably be okay if I said that).

"What do you think AM's teacher would say if her said that word in school?"

I don't know what she would say. Maybe I'll ask at parent-teacher conferences.

Maybe we should make up our own, hybrid word. Like "prap" (poop-crap) or, along the same lines, "croop". "Crerd" has a certain ring to it.

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

How about a washing machine that holds six months of laundry. THAT would be impressive. However, if you could go six months without doing laundry, you are either grubby, or you have WAY too many clothes.

BTW, the outsourced blog was a joke gone awry.

mommy4life said...

You can afford 6 months of laundry detergent all at once? Not to mention that if I get out of routine, would I remember 6 months later to add detergent again?