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Ellen, I'm learning to like to cook, though it's more fun when my hubby helps. After 32 years
Growing up, we had an automatic washer but I went to college not knowing how to do laundry. For many years, my mom didn't use the washer the way it was designed; she ran the wash cycle, stopped it, transferred the soapy clothes to containers, carried them to the bathroom where she rinsed them
Ellen, I'd like to know the reasoning behind your Mom's ritual myself. My first thought was saving water, but rinsing in the tub could have used more than in the washer. Maybe to save on soap? I'm with you on wishing our Mom's were still with us. I have a portrait of my folks just above my
Bernice, sounds like we have the same idea about children and chores. From the time our children were walking I was teaching them to help pick up. Later we had a file card system with each of us having our own color card with daily chores written on it. When the kids got home from school they knew they could get a snack to eat while doing their homework then it was time to check their daily chore card and do their chores before they could go out and play. It worked wonderfully.
I remember being so surprised that laundry was so easy at the laundromat near my college campus.
Yep, after that debacle with the wringer washer and DIAPERS as the last load, I never minded piling up several baskets of laundry and 2 kids in a METROPOLITAN piece of car!