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post #21 of 25
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Well, if they're old enough to go in and out on their own, they're really old enough to do that cleaning themselves. I'd make it part of the "play outside" package. Here's the cleaner, here are some rags, clean everything that mud gets on.
Agreed and they do.

But, they are 4 and 2.5 so getting the task done to any sort of standard is just not there yet. Ultimately I've got to come behind them and finish the job.

Not really complaining, just saying how it is. Kids are messy and lots of work. I love them so it's worth it!
post #22 of 25
I agree with pp's- just let them play. Seems like a good idea to
encourage the less messy play first so they can stay warmer longer.

Aren't they going to outgrow these clothes before next season anyway? So I'd be happy to wear out the clothes- then I'd feel like I'd really gotten my $$ out of them. Just a thought...
post #23 of 25
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I agree with pp's- just let them play. Seems like a good idea to
encourage the less messy play first so they can stay warmer longer.

Aren't they going to outgrow these clothes before next season anyway? So I'd be happy to wear out the clothes- then I'd feel like I'd really gotten my $$ out of them. Just a thought...
Some things yes my ds may outgrow (though he's wearing the same pair of snowpants and boots from last year..) but we hope to pass things down to the next in line!

I need no more convincing! I love that they play outside, enjoy nature, explore how mud moves and all that goes with it. I never want that to change. I love looking out the window to see them working together on some mad scheme building a friendship, a bond and memories that will last forever.

I'm just tired of the laundry...and hoped someone had a really great idea I had not thought of. I've gleaned some great tips and will just keep stuffing that machine full!
post #24 of 25
I would designate certain clothes playclothes and then when they want to go out, let them put them on. Hang them up to dry when they come in and reuse again the next day. Wash them a couple times a week. Certainly not the cleanest solution, but a little dirt is good for the soul
post #25 of 25
Waterproof gloves. We have lots of those, with wool lining for cold days. And just "cover" water proof that we can put on over a pair of cotton or wool gloves depending on the temp.
Also other waterproof clothes, our snowsuits are all waterproof, so when they come inside I just rinse them off in the shower, with the shower head, and they dry in a few hours because they aren't wet through. And that isn't taking a toll on the clothes like washing does.
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