It is really easy to get your kids to wear modest and appropriate clothes. Just don't buy them anything that falls outside of your standards. But what about when they get older and start buying clothes? Or when our creative types start modifying the clothes that we have provided? We, conniving moms, have a few strategies to deal with these problems too. It is amazing how stained and filthy these clothes get. The best cleaning method involves bleach. When the offending item comes through the laundry, consider treating those troubling spots. If a little bleach is accidentally spilled on immodest or inapproriate articles, the clothes some how lose sex appeal, but what can you do? Adding color is sometimes needed. That cute, showey little white see-through blouse won't be as white or see-through after it is washed with a load of brand new jeans. Another one of the best methods is to use the missing sock phenomenon. "Really, I have no idea where (and by where I mean in which land fill) that ended up. Did you look under your bed?"
For some reason my kids started doing thier own laundry when they were teenagers. I can't complain about that little unintended benefit.
Memories of My Mother
1 week ago