The Dryer Cycle

Our clothes dryer is not functioning the way that it was meant to. Sure, it dries clothes, but nothing stops it from doing that job. Not even when you open the door. That's right, if the dryer is on and the clothes are tumbling around and around and someone opens the door, the clothes continue tumbling around and around and right out the open door. Fun times.

Micah learned that when the Round Up Gang goes swimming, they are very wet. They don't dry off as quickly as he does when you towel them, so he watched mommy perform a little trick by putting them in the washer with a load of laundry, then pulling them out of the dryer a few hours later completely dry. Presto! It was magic.

Except that he doesn't grasp the concept of time. And waiting. And how the whole magic trick works. His theory is that if you toss them into the dryer, they will come out dry. If the dryer is running, it's even better. You open the door, the clothes tumbling around in there come out, you toss Woody and Co. inside, you close the door for a minute or two, and they come out all warm-like. (But not dry.)

If I didn't keep dirty clothes in front of the dryer on the floor, waiting to be tossed into the washer, this wouldn't be a huge problem. But how am I to know if the slightly damp pants of Micah's were not quite dry from the dryer cycle, or if they're the ones he wet in earlier that morning?

It's no wonder that the laundry is a never-ending job. I can't even get an entire load through without having to start it all over again.

9 comments:

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

The dryer keeps running?! I bet that makes for some fun in the laundry room!

Murphy's Law of Laundry around here says: The second all the laundry is folded and put away, Briar will blow out a diaper, Maren won't make it to the potty on time, and Cooper will eat spaghetti without a bib.

Trannyhead said...

I have that same pile of crap by the dryer. *hangs head in shame*

Michelle said...

See, this is why I pile it on TOP of the dryer ;) Then it only falls behind the dryer for me to oh so cleverly rescue. Eventually.

I love how he's figuring out how things work ... in his own way!

Karen said...

ya....I have a similar problem. I have asked my son to put his clothes in the laundry room when he has an accident or has been playing in the water. His answer to this is toss in the washer. Which would be fine if the clothes in the washer were not clean every time he does it.

the planet of janet said...

i wish my pile of laundry was restricted to in front of the dryer.

*puts herself in the naughty chair*

Viv said...

That would be a problem at my house. My Persian like to sneak into the dryer when I open it, though, I suppose if it didn't kill him, it might cure him of it.

HalfAsstic.com said...

Heh. Micah is a problem solver it seems.
Is the little button that pops out on the dryer door facing, popping out or is it stuck in there? Maybe it's just jammed and you can get it to pop out with a butter knife or something.

Poltzie said...

I bet your laundry is the funnest place ever!

Karen Deborah said...

help.