The wee ones are … special. They make me giggle. Sometimes it’s intentional, and sometimes, it’s definitely not. We have a small issue with the wee ones forgetting to change their und*rgarments. They used to. And I swear I’ve taught them to do so every single day, but somehow it’s not sticking.
I discovered that there was an issue when doing laundry. While I had a plethora of socks from the wee ones (more socks than I thought possible given how many days it had been since I’d done laundry, actually), the same didn’t hold true for all items of their clothing. The next time I did laundry, I found the same problem. At that point, I had a discussion with the wee ones who simply looked at me blankly and stated that they didn’t understand the need to change their und*rgarments every day. I looked blankly at them, considering they insist I watch their pjs every single day and they put clean clothes into the laundry basket on a regular basis.
We have a new routine in the mornings where I knock on their doors to ensure that und*ergarments are being changed. I’d say about 80% of the time, they have forgotten. Sometimes they tell me they have changed, but fortunately, I can tell when they’re not quite telling the truth. This morning, Little Miss assured me that she had had clean und*ergarments. After having just busted Mister Man, I was a little suspicious.
Me: Can you show me your dirty und*rgarments in your laundry basket? (knowing that I’d just done laundry)
Little Miss: Well, no. Last night, I didn’t wear any und*rgarments so I’d definitely remember to put on clean ones when I woke up in the morning.
Well. Of course. In case you’re wondering, I currently have another load of laundry running, and it does include the pjs she wore last night.
What’s your best creative solution?