Have you ever heard of the saying that when a tailor makes a mistake it becomes a design?
Well, I made a funny discovery last night from our washing machine.
Heaps of clothes pile up on a daily basis as is usual when you have small children. They can use several clothes in 24 hours as clothes are often soiled either from eating or playing.
Did I mention that my the younger daughter hates bibs with a passion? She thinks that it stops her from enjoying her meals and quickly pulls it off her neck. That means new clothes for each meal. Multiply that with the number of times children under three years eat in a day times two kids then you know how much clothes dirty we have on a daily basis.
Of course, there is a washing machine to help me here but I cannot be wash everyday. Apart from the fact that the poor machine could be damaged faster, the cost of detergents, electricity and water are also to be considered.
I therefore decided to gather the clothes and sort them by like-colours and then load into the machine when it is much.
The girls’ part is to help spread them; they enjoy doing this a lot and like that we wash more often.
And then what happened?
I had sometimes noticed that there are small traces of stains from other clothes after washing but I usually over-look it since it’s almost insignificant.
However, we were all amazed when we brought out clothes from the machine last night and saw that all the clothes had turned pink.
The offender was a pink singlet I got from a friend, it was the first time I washed it and didn’t imagine that it will change other clothes.
As a result, all the clothes turned pink no matter its previous colour.
The older girl screamed that all her clothes has become pink and hasn’t stopped talking about it.
Now, most of our clothes are pink, thanks to the pink singlet.
Be that as it may, I learnt that changing the colour of your clothe is now as simple as washing it with the desired colour.
I should experiment with other colours too!
Isn’t this how inventions are made?
Have you made a funny mistake that turned out well?
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