Laundry is our thing so Blake and I are celebrating tiny memory making moments in partnership with Clorox® #clorox2 #newfoodnewstain
With every child there is something that becomes your “thing.” With Kayla it was art. Nothing brought her more joy than a box of random art supplies and my undivided attention. With Blake, it appears that laundry is our thing. When I ask him if he wants to help me with the laundry his eyes light up as though I have just offered him an ice cream cone and a puppy. I have no intentions of letting him know laundry is technically a C-H-O-R-E.
Watching Blake throw our clothes around as I attempt to sort them and detect stains needing some extra help is one of my favorite things. Having spent the last month or so in the hospital, these tiny moments are more meaningful than ever. If there is one thing cancer gives you, it’s perspective.
Everyone talks about the big milestones, but the truth is that the thousand tiny moments in between are where the biggest bonds and memories are created. I can’t tell you how many times in the past month I have wished to be home doing laundry with Blake.
Blake is the primary stain creator in our family. It’s almost an art for him. When we were first introducing him to solids we were dealing with smushed sweet potatoes and poop (sorry!) Now we have moved on to peanut butter protein bars, a nice ketchup stain here and there and paint.
Since joining the two’s class at preschool, Blake has come to love yogurt eating and art. Naturally, my favorite shirts of his tend to come home with a healthy dose of I-had-a-blast-today paint, grass and yogurt stains to prove it. I have always said that I prefer a child who comes home dirty and clearly has played hard and enjoyed it to one who has been trained to fear getting dirty in the name of fun.
After my nearly five week stint in the hospital, I came home to find Blake’s beloved concert tee a victim of green paint, yogurt and probably boogers. #Momlife. There were some older probably permanent stains from careless washes past, but I was hopeful that with a quick pre-treating from Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster that the very obvious green would be gone and this shirt could stay in Blake’s wardrobe rotation.
I put just a bit on the stain, rubbed it in gently and left it for about 5 minutes before tossing it in with the rest of the load. You can also pair Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster with your favorite detergent to give it 4x the stain fighting power and 2x the brightening power. Not going to say no to that! There is even a Clorox 2®Free & Clear formula without dyes or perfumes.
After one wash, the yogurt, boogers and paint seem to have left the building. Awesome. What I didn’t expect was that my pre-treating would actually remove some of the older stains on the cuff that had already been through the dryer. Nope. Fifteen plus years of doing laundry has taught me that once it has gone through the dryer you can wave your white flag.
So, with a new tool in the arsenal, Blake and I are back to laundry for a little bit before I check back into the hospital for round two of chemo. He will continue to throw red socks into the light colors load and I will continue to do my best to fish them out.
He will run around like a wild man, flinging laundry around like there is no tomorrow and I will laugh.
He will push that fully loaded laundry sorter over to the washing machine taking the least direct route possible, and I will be grateful to hear those little stompy feet stomping away. Because laundry is our thing and quite frankly I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clorox. The opinions and text are all mine.