Apr 20, 2010

Laundromat fun????

We had major plumbing issues that forced us to spend sometime in a local hotel.  Fun, right??? Not when your teenager hasn't done laundry in about a month.  She had just told me on the way home from school on fri. that she was "going to spend the whole weekend doing my laundry".  Saturday morning we wake up to trouble.....so I say I will take you to the laundromat.  She has never been and is quite anxious about the situation.  She was shy at first but soon realized, no one really cares about you at the mat.....they want to get done and out of there as soon as they can.

She, of course, stated she would never go to a mat again.  I reminded her that if she still is insisting on going away for college, this was part of the life of a college going gal.  She didn't like that answer at all.

She couldn't believe I had my camera

Our laundromat

Do they all have the same floors?????

I tried to explain the joy of having several machines...she didn't get it

We spent a couple of nights in the hotel waiting for the plumbers to do their magic.  Funny how Claire can make a fort anywhere, anytime, with anything.  We went to eat so the little ones could play at the playground.  We swam in the pool and had it all to ourselves!!  Glad to be back home with great plumbing.
Claire's fort

Loving the slide


AwesomeCloud and family said...

You're right about college. Bwa ha ha.

I learned to love the laundromat. I called every Tuesday "Thanksgiving." I'd go to the donut shop and get a coffee and donut, and then I'd take them to the tiny little park nearby and have my breakfast while I meditated on all the things I was thankful for that week. Of course, I put a lot of effort into making laundry day tolerable. But that's life. And now when I look back, I don't remember endless quarters and annoying strangers. I remember coffee and gratitude. College students surprise themselves sometimes.

Wuxi Mommy said...

Oh dear! I have some not so fond memories of the laundromat from my college days:) We've had our share of plumbing problems, and it definately stinks! Hope things are repaired soon!

a Tonggu Momma said...

That college comment was spot! on! Love it!

I stopped by to thank you so much for your beautiful comment on my post earlier this week. I loved the picture you painted... it expressed exactly what I was striving to say. Thank you so much for sharing, especially on such a vulnerable post for me. I really, really appreciated it!

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