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to not stop with the laundry on Christmas Day?

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StNiChaolas Sat 22-Dec-12 10:56:19

My washing machine is my best friend. sad

I think he'd feel lonely if his knobs weren't twiddled with on Crhistmas Day.

I don't think I could survive the guilt of feeling he was neglected.

I'll bet I'm not the only one...

bradywasmyfavouritewiseman Sat 22-Dec-12 10:57:54

Ysbu. Won't be touches after tomorrow, until at least next Thursday.

Adviceinscotland Sat 22-Dec-12 10:58:15

Well it's either stick 2 in on Xmas day or 4 on boxing day so I'm just as well to carry on with the usual routine

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 22-Dec-12 10:59:35

I will probably run some through - just undies and stuff, nothing complicated. Otherwise it is just all there looking at you on Boxing Day morning.

Cutiecat Sat 22-Dec-12 11:01:07

I will not be using the washing machine unless it is emergency. Come on give yourselves a break. This is sounding a bit like martyrdom. Eat a mince pie, play with the kids and have a glass of wine.

slartybartfast Sat 22-Dec-12 11:01:28

dont do it.
and i am another one whose wahsign machien is my best firned.
might not be able to resist on boxing day though

WorraLorraTurkey Sat 22-Dec-12 11:01:35

It's only slamming some stuff into a machine and pressing a button so YANBU.

If you were piling them on your head and carrying them to a river to beat them against stones...I'd say chill out and have the day off grin

StNiChaolas Sat 22-Dec-12 11:02:01

I normally do 3+ a day, we have a house full on both days, I can't bear the thought of Massive Piles.

HappyMummyOfOne Sat 22-Dec-12 11:02:11

Do you seriously need to wash every day? Would drive me bonkers. Only do at the weekend here unless its urgent.

FannyFifer Sat 22-Dec-12 11:03:44

We do a wash each day, Xmas is no exception, it's not like I'm down scrubbing clothes at the river.

Cutiecat Sat 22-Dec-12 11:07:07

No it is not going down to the stream but it is a day of rest to spend with family and enjoy each others company. I have three kids and people staying over Christmas and have no intention on doing any washing. YABU

FelicityWasSanta Sat 22-Dec-12 11:08:40

Who needs to wash every day? Ask Santa for a machine with a bigger drum...

bluebiscuit Sat 22-Dec-12 11:08:41

I do washing on Christmas Day. It takes less than a minute to load the machine and transfer to tumble dryer. Hate dirty washing building up, I wash clothes every day.

WorraLorraTurkey Sat 22-Dec-12 11:09:23

How does popping some cloth in a machine and pressing a button mean you can't 'rest'?

Would you feel the same about popping some food in the microwave and pressing a button?

Not that I care like...I probably won't be doing any myself either grin

StNiChaolas Sat 22-Dec-12 11:10:23

It's not exactly going to spoil my enjoyment of CD. "slamming and banging" only takes a mo as WorraL said.

What would irk me mist is needing to do 9+ washes on BoxingBoxing Day when we have more visitors.


bluebiscuit Sat 22-Dec-12 11:11:33

Can't understand the "work" argument. Washing takes 1 min out of family time. Cooking on the other hand....well that takes hours and people would be up in arms if everyone said they couldn't be arsed to cook!

StNiChaolas Sat 22-Dec-12 11:11:49

Cutie, when I finally get my friffing extension, I'm having 2 machines.

Go me.


StNiChaolas Sat 22-Dec-12 11:12:57

Alopogies, that was to Felicity!

WorraLorraTurkey Sat 22-Dec-12 11:13:21

"slamming and banging" only takes a mo as WorraL said.

There's no need to splash my sex life all over the board shock

HoHoHokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 22-Dec-12 11:14:18

I will be twiddling with knobs on Christmas Day too.

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 22-Dec-12 11:16:38

9 loads shock

Are you the Duggars?

StanleyLambchop Sat 22-Dec-12 11:17:27

I am a bit like you, Op. but I will be letting mine have the day off on Christmas day, I will be twitching by boxing day though. The dishwasher will feature very heavily over the next few days, but somehow loading & unloading crockery is not as satisfying as clean clothes. So YANBU!!!

SecretSantaSquirrels Sat 22-Dec-12 11:17:39

If mine went untouched the laundry pile would become a landmark.
I put it on first before I even feed the cat thing as I come downstairs.

Cutiecat Sat 22-Dec-12 11:17:56

StNic - I am more concerned now about your large piles on Boxing Day. Get some pessaries before the chemist shuts. smile

Petsinmypudenda Sat 22-Dec-12 11:19:10

I will be doing work uniforms on christmas

Putting it in machine- 1 min
Putting all on clothe horse - 5 mins

I think i can manage to find six minutes in the day to get on with it and still enjoy family time

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