To rant about my children's now ruined brand new clothes?

(276 Posts)
D0oinMeCleanin Fri 02-Aug-13 15:31:27

I know I am BU but I am so pissed off I don't care.

My parents took my children camping at their expense for two weeks. This is awesome and I am incredibly lucky to have such a close and supportive family.

As the weather was hot and they've grown since last summer, I had gave them their holiday clothes for our holiday this year.

My parents have allowed them to go a play park in their brand, spanking new white shorts. They have not soaked the resulting stains as soon as they occurred, they've been through the wash twice with surf, vanish in wash and vanish spray on stain remover, nothing has touched it, they're now soaking in the sink with half water, half vanish. They're obviously going top need replacing angry

I know I am lucky that my kids got a free holiday and in the grand scheme of things they're only shorts, but I am so fucking annoyed that no-one thought to ask them to change into more suitable clothing for going to the park in the mud. They'd only worn the shorts once.

strawberrie Fri 02-Aug-13 15:32:22

I think you were U to send your kids on a camping holiday with a pair of white shorts!

cushtie335 Fri 02-Aug-13 15:33:11

Glad you know YABU. Who buys WHITE shorts???

whois Fri 02-Aug-13 15:33:44

Yes, you are being U. Two weeks free child care and a lovely holiday for the DCs is cheap at the price of a pair of new shorts.

Should have sent them in cheap primani for a camping trip!

TWinklyLittleStar Fri 02-Aug-13 15:33:57

I cannot imagine a single activity that would be done on a camping holiday for which white shorts would be suitable. Sorry but YABU.

thegreylady Fri 02-Aug-13 15:34:01

white shorts+children+camping=absolute idiocy smile

LynetteScavo Fri 02-Aug-13 15:34:01

You think you are going to be able to find new shorts in the shops now? Seriously?

I feel you pain, and top trump you my DM letting my DC paddle in a stream in their school shoes. Yes, I know I desperately needed after school childcare that day, and it was good of her to help me out but.....

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Fri 02-Aug-13 15:34:11

Just dye them and don't buy white shorts!!

CailinDana Fri 02-Aug-13 15:34:38

Why on earth did you buy white shorts? Children get dirty, it's a fact of life, if you buy them unsuitable clothes then you can't really blame anyone else when they predictably get destroyed.

D0oinMeCleanin Fri 02-Aug-13 15:34:42

They were white and light pink and they were supposed to be for going to the pub in hot summer evenings, they had dark denim shorts for the day time.

Will they ever come clean? It looks like they've got oil or something on them.

MammaTJ Fri 02-Aug-13 15:35:25

YABU! I would not have sent them campling in new white shorts/white shorts/new shorts!

purrpurr Fri 02-Aug-13 15:35:28

Not just white shorts but.. Matching pairs? As in, one pair of woefully inappropriate clothing per child?

Ragwort Fri 02-Aug-13 15:35:36

Who on earth sends their children camping in brand new clothes.

Actually who earth buys children white shorts?

Why should your parents have spent their holiday time soaking the laundry?

Kikibee Fri 02-Aug-13 15:35:40

If all a child free fortnight cost me was 2 pairs of shorts I would have bought them ages ago, you are def bu and you know it smile

PeppermintPasty Fri 02-Aug-13 15:35:45

Can you actually buy white shorts for children? shock

<<Checks Devil Dog is securely tied up before I unleash an AIBU>>

It might be that your DC insisted on wearing these shorts.
I know my DD is very decisive (read that as stroppy) when she gets an idea about what she wears. Though I'd say "No way" if she wanted to wear brand new white shoes in mud.

It's annoying but you might be able to salvage them.
As you say it was lovely for them to go on holidays.

thebody Fri 02-Aug-13 15:36:51

agree with the others! white anything in kids is a bit daft but camping!!!!

you are so lucky to have your parents and if you can afford another holiday then you ain't short of a penny are you.

stop whining, your fault entirely and have a grip!

ComposHat Fri 02-Aug-13 15:36:56

white shorts? white SHORtS?

Shakes head in disbelief!

purrpurr Fri 02-Aug-13 15:37:11

I don't even wear white and I don't make a beeline towards dirt like a moth to a flame. I always feel sorry for kids in white. It's just asking for trouble.

D0oinMeCleanin Fri 02-Aug-13 15:37:19

They always pick matching clothes, god knows why, I used to hate it when my mum dressed me and my sisters in matching outfits, my children, oddly, like this confused

I bought the shorts mainly for my holiday, which is a mudless beach holiday but had nothing else to pack for them to go camping in.

PrincessKitKat Fri 02-Aug-13 15:37:30

I'm 34 and can't be trusted with white anything, ever.

I think you had unrealistic expectations to send white shorts with children on a camping trip thinking they would return unscathed.

Did your DCs have fun? smile

Ragwort Fri 02-Aug-13 15:37:34

So a two week camping holiday for your two children (therefore giving you free childcare/time alone or to work - whatever) - and it cost you two pairs of shorts. Sounds fantastic. grin.

CailinDana Fri 02-Aug-13 15:37:51

Keep them as dusting cloths and let them act as a reminder not to buy white clothes for children!

LazyMonkeyButler Fri 02-Aug-13 15:38:19

Let them wear clean-but-stained shorts? It won't kill anyone.

I think you probably know YABU. Your DC had an extra holiday & you had a peaceful 2 weeks. What would have happened if the DC had accidentally sat in oil or something whilst wearing said shorts? Clothing accidents can happen anywhere (but white shorts for a camping trip are slightly optimistic) grin.

HollyBerryBush Fri 02-Aug-13 15:38:34

How much were they, because you will have spent more than the initial price on stain removers.

And try soda crystals. grin

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