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    I have 3 kids 2 who still have the occasional accidents one at night other during the day. Well I had ran out of laudry soap so with a family of 5 we had about 7 loads of laundry and 4 blankets needing to be washed. I got the blankets out of the way since the wash cycle and my dry cycle are about 20 minutes behind each other I will put the clean clothes on the clean floor until they are done well my oldest daughter the darling that she is brought in some clothes from her room and put them in the laudry basket. So I was putting the clothes (which were jeans) in the dryer when I notices a pair of underwear that were dry but thought maybe they fell out from the previous load. So I did the sniff test who wouldn't??? WRONG!! I yes that is right I grabed those dirtly little things and smelled them... I should have known better he had an accident yesterday I don't keep track of what underwear he wears! and the rule is they put them in the wash basin next to the washer. So those nicely washed jeans are back in the washing machine! So there it is my friends the story of my day at laundry!

    Please tell me I am not the only mom/wife to have ever done this right????

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    Running out of Laundry soap and having to rewash Yes and in my day sniffing smelly underwear Yes (hiding face!)

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    sniff sniff 8-)

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    Oh yeah, I have done the sniff test a number of time. And I am always running out of laundry soap.

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    LOL!!!! unfortunately, yes, too. But it has been awhile...Thanks for the chuckle.... LOL!!!

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    Yuck....

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    I am a confirmed "sniffer" .....doesn't matter what it is...drips on the floor....sniff....mystery puddles...sniff....about to pour milk...sniff...I think it's a "mother" thing.

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    I feel so much better :)

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    Sometimes it really does pay to do the "sniff test" because kids put the most horrible things in their pockets. And then they forget about them till the whole bedroom begins to smell so the dogs pull things out so unexpected guests can see and smell them!!
    And of course it's never other parents, it is always someone who is childless and an immaculate housekeeper, or has a cook, maid, and a housekeeper!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    because kids put the most horrible things in their pockets.
    So do some grownups. MY pockets are sometimes full of liver for the dogs. You DON'T want to know what that stuff can do to a whole load of laundry!

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    Isn't sniffing in the Mom genes? LOL

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    I think sniffing is something everyone does...my cats even come up to me on the bed to sniff my nose, eyes and hair before they settle in for the night...like who else would be there but us?

    I'm a leary sniffer though...it's a hold far away and take a small sniff ... then another one if I can't tell. But when in doubt, throw it out or back in the washer in this case.

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    Gross. No way !! When in doubt toss in wash.. I can only imagine how many times Ive washed clean clothes over and over again..

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    Never! Yeah right guilty.

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    this is so funny, and yes, I have sniffed many times!! When you are a Mom, sniffing comes natural, I think. And I've sure sniffed worse than dirty laundry raising four kids and having 5 grands.

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    my kids used to put the clean clothes back in the laundry because they did not put them away when clean. So yes I sniff everything, that way if it smell clean it got folded and sent back upstairs to their room, I save lots of time and money that way!

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    My granddaughter was helping me sort the wash and the next thing I knew, she had a pair of her grandpa's underpants on her head. As a hat, before washing. She was only 2 at the time.

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    Well, we had a cat once that was getting old and would pee in the laundry basket when I had clean cloths in it to fold (and other very annoying places). I had lots of laundry to do while she was alive; and she managed to die of natural causes, too!

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    The worst was when my Mom (94) was in assisted living, but not in her right mind. All her clothes - clean or dirty - would get stuffed in drawers. To do her laundry I would have to sort through everything - doing the sniff test - to find what needed to be laundered. Ick, Ick,Ick!

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    LOL!

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    I've learned the hard way that if in doubt, throw it back in the wash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlylace
    my kids used to put the clean clothes back in the laundry because they did not put them away when clean. So yes I sniff everything, that way if it smell clean it got folded and sent back upstairs to their room, I save lots of time and money that way!
    I quit doing my kids laundry for exactly that reason! Now they wash their own. I sniff nothing. I no longer stick my hands in pockets wondering what I'll pull out. It was a liberating moment for me.

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    yep, thats what I finally had to do too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by earlylace
    my kids used to put the clean clothes back in the laundry because they did not put them away when clean. So yes I sniff everything, that way if it smell clean it got folded and sent back upstairs to their room, I save lots of time and money that way!
    I quit doing my kids laundry for exactly that reason! Now they wash their own. I sniff nothing. I no longer stick my hands in pockets wondering what I'll pull out. It was a liberating moment for me.

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    I am a Momma of two (and a half ;)) and of course, I have to sniff. Once the kids begin to outnumber you it's impossible to keep track of who's wearing what skivvies when! ;) I have been known to sniff socks too...

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