(2 times this last year)
Yeah...that's right! I have washed 2 phones this last year (actually in the last 6 months) and both of them have been ruined. And better yet, they were not my phone! One was Matthew's and this last one was Zack's! I am an idiot! Now, if they had put their clothes in their hamper and their phone was in their pockets still, then it would be their fault but no, I took their clothes from out of their sports bag or from a pile on the floor and I did not bother to check the pockets. I mean, who leaves stuff in their pockets...I don't!
I have always been bad at checking all the pockets of the clothes I wash...isn't that the responsibility of the clothes wearers?!? I have made it very clear to all in the house that when they put their clothes in the hamper that it is their responsibility to clear out the pockets. They have been very good at doing this...of course when they were small I did wash a few crayons and some chapsticks but they are now older and have been doing this well. Matthew does do his own wash now also but I have picked up doing some of his now that he is a bit busier with Volleyball season. I just cannot believe that I washed another phone so soon. I took all the proper steps of airing it out, taking out the battery and getting it really dry before trying it out...but both of them are ruined. It makes me so mad!!
So we have come to the conclusion that Mom will not be doing anymore wash.....yeah right, I wish that was the conclusion! No, the boys now know that they need to take their phones out of their pockets immediately when they get home because they have to watch out for Mom swooping in to throw their pants into the washer at all times! Hopefully, this plan will work because we cannot afford to destroy anymore phones!