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Ex husband rewashing all the DC's clothes

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HollysStupidHair Mon 23-May-16 09:19:07

The DC wear clothes home from ex husbands house. I wash, fold, bag them and send them back the next time they go.

DD mentioned that she hadn't been able to wear a top to a disco as it was wet. I said well I sent it back dry why was it wet, she sheepishly said 'the clothes all get washed again when we take them back'

I phoned ex and asked him if he was rewashing the clothes, he said yes. I asked if there was a problem with my washing? He said 'I don't really see why it matters to you, its not you re-washing them it's not really any of your business'

I think it is my business since the only reason to re-wash clean clothes is if you are making some kind of judgement as to how they've been washed in the first place.

AIBU to just send the clothes back unwashed from now on? What a massive waste of time!

HeyMacWey Mon 23-May-16 09:20:55

Yanbu - just send them back unwashed.

Does he send back unwashed clothes?

PeppasNanna Mon 23-May-16 09:21:07

Send them back unwashed!

Fourormore Mon 23-May-16 09:21:58

It's not your business but if that's what he's doing I'd send them back unwashed.

StrawberryQuik Mon 23-May-16 09:24:38

Is he generally a bit of a twit or could he have some genuine reason? For e.g. my friend gave me a bag of hand me downs, they were obviously freshly washed but I re-washed them because they felt itchy when I touched them (sensitive skin), or maybe the smell of your washing powder gives him headaches etc etc.

But yeah don't bother washing them anymore.

bibliomania Mon 23-May-16 09:28:36

I wouldn't waste any more thought on it. Send them back unwashed. At least he's doing some washing, I suppose.

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Mon 23-May-16 09:28:55

Don't wash, let him play silly buggers with himself.

Arfarfanarf Mon 23-May-16 09:29:40

Yes, just send them back unwashed.

Is he being silly or could there be a reason he rewashes? Smell of the powder you use? Allergy? Do you smoke? Have pets?

Because it seems batcrap crazy to rewash all clothes just because theyve been in your exs house.

SheHasAWildHeart Mon 23-May-16 09:33:35

If he chooses to rewash them that's fine but then he should have a way of making sure that they're dry quickly so your DD can wear them.

Enb76 Mon 23-May-16 09:34:04

I sort of know his reasons - the smell will be wrong. I don't re-wash clothes sent back to me because I am lazy but I cannot bear the smell of the laundry powder my ex uses. It just smells alien and makes my child smell weird (to me). I have asked him not to bother about washing stuff that he's sending back to and he was perfectly fine with that.

KittensandKnitting Mon 23-May-16 09:35:27

I think just send them unwashed and save the time, if he's a twat he will start complaining that they are unwashed...

It could be that he has allergies, I used to change my washing powder all the time did once when early days with DP and he couldn't get near me without getting a hideous headache.

My clothes were always rewashed after a very rare visit with my dad as his smelt of dog, smoke and inncence and my mum hated it.

KittensandKnitting Mon 23-May-16 09:36:28

His house always smelt of...

And so I smelt of dog, smoke and innocence.

TheSockGoblin Mon 23-May-16 09:37:29

I rewash my sons clothes sometimes because i really dislike the smell of my exes washing powder! I dunno why, it just makes me a bit yucky..but I wouldn't be mad enough to tell him this and ask him to change his washing powder. So I just throw back the clothes that smell really strongly of it back into the wash.

fuzzywuzzy Mon 23-May-16 09:38:13

Send them back unwashed, and don't be upset about it.

Could you conceivably chuck in your own laundry and ask for him to retur it when done 😝😝😝

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 23-May-16 09:38:34

There could be all sorts of reasons my DD hates her Dad washing her clothes because he and his partner smoke and she has been teased about smelling of smoke. She just places everything in the wash regardless of clean or not when she returns. I now just asking him not to wash, which he mumbles about, but it seems pointless stuff being washed twice.

HollysStupidHair Mon 23-May-16 09:38:47

I change washing powder all the time depending on price so doubt it's that. No pets and don't smoke.

Yes he washes their clothes and sends them back. I don't have the time or inclination to re-wash them wink

Penfold007 Mon 23-May-16 09:39:24

It's his issue not yours and he's right it's none of your business, sorry that sounds really rude. Don't waste your time doing his laundry or overthinking this issue. You were trying to be reasonable but he wants to play silly games. Just put the used clothes in a carrier bag and send them back.

Incidentally does he send 'your' items back washed and folded?

paxillin Mon 23-May-16 09:40:29

Do you have a cat or some other pet he or somebody else in his house is allergic to?

paxillin Mon 23-May-16 09:41:10

X post. Playing games then.

NoFuchsGiven Mon 23-May-16 09:41:18

Why are you sending clothes? He is their Dad why hasn't he bought clothes for them to keep there?

unimagmative13 Mon 23-May-16 09:41:39

I think by his response you know the answer is unreasonable (to you)

If it's was reasonable you may have for the answer like- I'm allergic to your powder or it's the cat hair etc

paxillin Mon 23-May-16 09:42:10

She's sending back clothes from his house they wore for the trip to hers.

HollysStupidHair Mon 23-May-16 09:43:01

No pets.

I'm just going to send them back unwashed from now on.

He's going to find himself buying a lot of new clothes if he keeps washing them that much!

TheSockGoblin Mon 23-May-16 09:43:59

But yea YANBU to send them back unwashed if he is going to do it again anyway. Saves you a job doesn't it?!

And try not to be too put out - scent is powerfully evocative for lots of people and if sometihng your children are wearing doesn't smell 'right' or you actively dislike the scent then it can make you feel uncomfortable.

I highly doubt it's about your washing abilities and a lot more about him wanting the clothing to smell a certain way..something he doesn't have to explain to you.

just be happy you have got rid of an extra job and try not to take it too personally!

NoFuchsGiven Mon 23-May-16 09:44:29

Sorry, I misunderstood.

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