On May 28, 2019, I got up to wake my kids up for school. After I gave good morning hugs and said to get ready for the day, I wandered over to the laundry room, put in a fresh load of clothes and detergent, pressed start and walked away. I decided to make the kids some scrambled eggs and breakfast sausage with fresh blackberries. Lunch was quickly made in the oven – chicken nuggets with something else I can’t remember. I got their bags ready and made sure they all brushed their teeth. Off to school we go.
I’m home now. I put my headphones in, music on, and begin to go down the dark hole of cleaning, you know the one where no one exists but the germs and the mess in your house and you have to destroy and clean everything. When I finish the downstairs I go up to the laundry room to move my freshly-washed laundry to the dryer. Or so I thought. I open the lid to the washer not only to find the clothes but water. They had been sitting in half a tub of water, as if they never got spun and drained, or like the cycle was never completed. Totally annoyed!
My washer failed me and failed me big time because I not only had clothes to wash, I had A LOT of laundry to get done. I had neither the time nor the patience for its second midlife crisis. Yes, you read that right. This is the second time that my Maytag washer has crapped out on me.
First time, I was super pissed off because how dare an appliance that we’ve had for I don’t know how long decide that it’s going to stop working. I don’t have the money for a brand new one. Do I want a brand new one with all of the bells and whistles? OF COURSE I DO! What stay at home mom doesn’t want one that steams the clothes for you or that you can see into. A stainless steel one – OH THAT WOULD BE AMAZING.
Hello, I’m Amaris. Welcome to my lifestyle blog, Life with Amaris. I’m a stay at home mom of 3, a fur mom of 1, married to the man of my dreams, and I’m a photographer of The Sweetest Thing By Amaris P. I have been a stay-at-home mom, a daycare provider, photographer, I am a mini gardener and a supportive spouse to my Marine, . We’ve gone through many separations and have had many happy homecomings. We’ve just gone through a deployment with 3 kids instead of 1 this time – what a challenge that was. But my kids rocked it this time, even my two year old.
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