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To want to throttle DH for putting every stich of DDs school uniform in the wash at 11pm?

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designerbaby Sun 03-Mar-13 23:41:00

So now I have to bloody wait up for it to finish, and then hang it dry, hope it's arsing dry by 6am, which is when I'll have to get up and iron the fucking box pleats in her tunic. I could cry. And yet murder him while weeping.

And he's leaving to catch a flight at 5am, so has buggered off to bed.

I feel murderous, I really do...


RedHotRudieParts Sun 03-Mar-13 23:43:05

You need a tumble drier.

JsOtherHalf Sun 03-Mar-13 23:43:38

Sympathy here. Any chance you could stop the cycle, empty it except for one set, and put it on a quick wash?

RedHotRudieParts Sun 03-Mar-13 23:43:41

And a washing machine with a 30 minute wash cycle.

Nagoo Sun 03-Mar-13 23:44:45

it either needed washing, or it didn't.

omaoma Sun 03-Mar-13 23:44:57

i hope it's very very noisy getting the washing out and ironed at 1am. perhaps you 'll unexpectedly need to find something in the bedroom with the light on??

partners who can hold down jobs well paid enough to entail international flights but not work out how washing works IRRITATE ME A LOT

also: he can sleep on the sodding flight. make him iron it

germyrabbit Sun 03-Mar-13 23:45:03

why on earth did he do that?

PomBearWithAnOFRS Sun 03-Mar-13 23:45:23

Go to bed, leave it in the machine overnight and iron it dry in the morning.
Or send her to school in other clothes with a very apologetic note blaming her father for being an arse laundry incompetence.

MyHeadWasInTheSandNowNot Sun 03-Mar-13 23:46:03

Why was it dirty at that time on a Sunday night and what were you planning to do instead?

He shouldn't be doing stuff that makes work for you - IF he thought it needed washing but wasn't staying up to deal with it, he should have asked YOU what you wanted to do about it.

cricketballs Sun 03-Mar-13 23:48:52

Why have you got school uniform that needs washing this late on a Sunday night? What were you planning on dressing your D in tomorrow?

Startail Sun 03-Mar-13 23:48:54


I used to have lots of cheap uniform to avoid this, but secondary stuff is ££££ and now we have games kit and drama blacks to catch me out too!

designerbaby Sun 03-Mar-13 23:51:27

He just decided, in a fit of lunacy, to gather up everything he could lay his hands on that was blue and wash it. I suppose he thought he was helping, because this is a very rare occurance.

One set was dirty and in the laundry basket. The other set had been worn on Friday only and was clean, and was what I was planning on putting her in tomorrow. He has no idea about either DD's uniform, what was clean etc. because he's usually only home after DDs are in bed.

Her uniform can't be tumble dried. And don't get me started on that.


dikkertjedap Sun 03-Mar-13 23:53:12

Very annoying, but no doubt a genuine mistake.

I would try to stop the cycle and then rinse and spin and hang it over the radiator.

Skyebluesapphire Sun 03-Mar-13 23:55:14

YANBU and you just reminded me that I washed DD's jumper earlier and it now needs to go in the tumble drier so that it is ready for the morning, so thanks for that grin.

Can you give a couple of bits a second spin to get more water out then put it on the radiator overnight?

designerbaby Sun 03-Mar-13 23:55:33

The clean-enough set was folded and on her chair in her room FFS.
I think he thinks we have unlimited numbers of uniform.

You see on the one hand, I would like him to do more around the house, as we both WOH. And on the other he does shit like this and I'd be better off if he left me to get in with it as per usual.


dikkertjedap Sun 03-Mar-13 23:57:12

One of the joys of school uniforms ....

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 23:58:23

<another school jumper being hurled into tumble drier for 5 minutes>

designerbaby Sun 03-Mar-13 23:59:25

If I stop the machine, I'll have to unload everything, find a set, put it on rinse and spin cycles, then get it out.

I'm not going to gain much. Thing I'll sit here with brew and have a bit of a rant about useless bloody men instead...

It's not so much the late night, more the sheer bloody idiocy...

onedev Mon 04-Mar-13 00:02:04

I really don't get why this is your problem - he did he, he can sort it, 5am flight or not. He can sleep on the plane.

SpicyPear Mon 04-Mar-13 00:02:22

I'd be raging. YABU for letting him fuck off to bed and leave you to deal with it, flight or no flight!

designerbaby Mon 04-Mar-13 00:02:47

Can I just reiterate.

Box fucking pleats.

On a morning when I have to DDs to get out if the house on my own, before eight. DD may ave to be the child with the unironed pleats tomorrow.

The uber mummies will judge. Again...

NorthernLurker Mon 04-Mar-13 00:03:39

I HATE uniform for exactly this reason. Every weekend starts with me saying 'uniform in the wash now!' and every weekend ends with ME looking for the damn stuff and drying it. No more.

Next weekend's instruction will be put in in the washing machine not the washing pile. Dd1 can just suck it up and get out of her uniform as soon as she gets home instead of keeping it on because she can't be arsed.

OP - I feel murderous too. Just been ranting at dh and he had the cheek to say 'what you should do is...'. I told him he could do it too!

designerbaby Mon 04-Mar-13 00:05:09

We had a bit of a row about it. I should probably haul him out of bed. I'm a rubbish feminist, as it didn't occur to me to make him stay up and deal with it.

The shame.

Skyebluesapphire Mon 04-Mar-13 00:05:23

I do not iron anything and that includes school uniform. But I must admit that a tumble drier helps with that.

Can you now buy a tumble drier in revenge for his random act of stupidity grin

StuntGirl Mon 04-Mar-13 00:07:18

If his flights at 5 he won't get much sleep betwen now and then anyway. Get him up and get him to sort it out!

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