Friday, January 23, 2009

Brilliant idea

I had a brilliant idea. What if I dropped off my laundry when I dropped off little kid each day, and she could wash it and fold it for me? I'd pay her, of course.

This would solve so many problems all at once.

I'd also like to start (read: have her) potty training little kid, but I'm not sure how to approach that with her. Just drop him off in undies one day and tell her to have fun?

I think it would sound bad if I just came right out and asked her if she'd do my laundry and potty train my kid, so I'm not sure where to go from here. These are great plans though.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do they not have laundromats in Florida? They wash and fold your laundry for you. For a fee of course.

Ashley said...

They hardly have any in my town and I only know of two that do drop and fold.

We used to live near one though and I did it all the time--it was awesome. Now it's 20 minutes away, so not practical.

Caren said...

I don't know if you can get away with the laundry thing but for the potty training I think you can. Just tell her, "We've started potty training at home." bring him in underpants and let her have a go at it!

Good luck!

Errant said...

i dunno who's "her" !! so i didn't get the point of the whole plan ..

greedygrace said...

My daycare told me they would start training my daughter after I had been trying consistently after two weeks. So, maybe tell LK's daycare that you've been working with him and you think it's time to start at the daycare? That "fib" worked for me!

As for the laundry, I can't help you there. Yeah, I have a ton of laundry on my sofa that needs to be folded and put away, but do I really want my daycare to see my old undies? Or the holes in Wylee's favorite shirt that he refuses to get rid of? Better to hide these facts from the real world!

Serious Shopaholic said...

Whenever I need a good laugh, you always deliver! Thanks! I'm sure that you can come up with a creative way to delegate those two tasks (as well as a few others--dirty dishes perhaps?). Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Figure out how much someone else would have to pay you to potty train their kid and wash and fold their laundry. Then offer sitter that amount. Easy peasy Bob's your uncle. P.s. don't piss off the baby sitter, especially if you love her and don't want to lose her, by just dropping off little kid in a pair training pants and wishing her God speed. Because seriously, she knows where you live!

Tammy said...

My ds's preschool potty trained him in a few days. The little punk refused to do it for us but one day when I picked him up they told me to send him in undies the next day as his pull up were always dry. We did and he NEVER had an accident and night trained at the same time. The way too expensive preschool tution was totally worth it that year.;)

Former Fat Chick said...

Hello! just get a second wife already! or how about a concubine?

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

I think you should start with the laundry first! I mean, you KNOW how the potty training is going to end up.

jenn said...

Hmm, maybe if you took her a latte?

Anonymous said...

Take it from a teacher... here;s how it works... You bribe her all up with coffe, whatever. Then you tell her how amazing she is. If you were half as good he'd be potty trained by now (basically you dare her to do it) She'll give you advice, which you'll say "oh I doubt that would ever work, but if you want to give it a try, I'll give it one last shot" Haha she'll take the bait, potty train your kid, and be happy that she was right. Bwahahaha

Tara said...

My daughter's day care potty-trained her too. I was sending her in pull-ups and I knew they were putting her on the potty. One day they told me to send her in panties and to bring some back ups. They told me it was just easier for them to have all the kids using the potty than to have some of them in pull-ups and diapers and some using the potty.

As for the laundry...not sure on that one...my heirloom rocker is currently COVERED in laundry. Can't even see it. It's all clean, I just hate putting it away.

Anonymous said...

I'm totally spoiled. My "laundry fairy" picks up my dirty laundry on Friday night; washes, dries, and folds it on Saturday; and then delivers it all nice and clean on Sunday! My mom is recently retired and she VOLUNTEERED to do this after her retirement. Seriously, she needs to have something to do!