Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Grass is Always Greener...

Let it be known that we do indeed own a washer and dryer. A very fancy set of front loading machinery that cost much more than a washer and dryer really ought to. With this said, on Saturday, June 13, 2009, Miss Emma Alicyn decided she would like to take a trip to the laundromat. How she knows what a laundromat is, I do not know. All that is known is that for our Saturday activity, we left our comfortable private home to wash clothing in a public place.

I have not been to a laundromat in quite a few years. Things have changed. First, no quarters, instead, a card that you add money to. Like a prepaid credit card. The card costs $1.00. I suppose you can keep it forever, if you are a frequenter of the laundry place. Most importantly though , no quarters. I thought that to be most awesome.

Second, it cost us $2.75 to wash clothes. I thought that to be most un-awesome. That's per load people. Granted, we only did one load of Emma's clothes (You didn't really think I was going to take all my laundry to the laundromat did you?) but still, if I had to take my clothes there weekly, I figure that could get very pricey.

The important thing is that Emma had a great time putting her clothes in the washer and dryer, rolling the laundry cart all around the place doing pretend laundry, as well as pretend folding and ironing (which I thought to be extra cute). She was enthralled by the magic of spinning clothes, rolling carts and strangers doing their own laundry. To her, it was a fun way to spend a couple of hours and it just goes to show that there is no need for fancy toys or video games in the lives of children, they can have fun doing just about anything. It also shows that we spent way too much money on our washer and dryer.

1 comment:

  1. No quarters! Filling the slots on the washing machines was my favorite part as a kid. It's just not right. lol

    Sounds like Emma had a blast. :-)