Nothing starts off the day like minty wintergreen toothpaste. I was in the laundry room shortly before 8 a.m. and smelled the refreshing smell of minty wintergreen toothpaste.
"Aaah. That is a pleasant smell," I smiled to myself as I unloaded a warm load of clothes from the drier. It didn't take more than a moment's notice before that pleasant thought quickly changed to fear.
Why does my laundry smell like minty wintergreen toothpaste??
I peeled the baby sock from the drier, chucked it in the trash and announced perhaps with a little too much glee, "I am sorry to inform you that all children will no longer be allowed gum. I found some in the drier and that is not a good place for it to be."
I was met with a chorus of, "I didn't put gum in the drier!"
"Well, of course you didn't," I responded. "But someone maybe dropped their gum in the dirty laundry basket while they were changing, or put it in their pocket, or spit it in the dirty clothes, but somehow, someone's gum made it through the washer and into the drier. So no one under the age of 10 will be allowed gum from now on."
"Phew. That's less than a year for me," Pookie replied.