Monday, February 1, 2010

All right, dirt. I admit defeat.

I give up. The white bathroom rugs and towels hubby and I bought when we first moved into our little house are gone. I finally faced the fact that, while they looked absolutely lovely in our bathroom, and fit into some sort of fantasy I've always had about having thick, white towels like they have at the spa, they simply could not stand up to the copious quantities of dirt dragged in by two filthy little boys and one husband who somehow manages to step OVER our door mat without wiping the mud off his feet. Every time. Seriously. Every time. And it says, right there on the mat in big, black letters, "Wipe Your Paws".

How many times can you wash and bleach white towels and rugs? 897 times! And, no matter how many times you wash them, the minute you hang them back up in the bathroom, sparkling clean, one of your little guys will run in, wash his hands (supposedly), and then dry off on the towel, leaving streaks of dirt from the fingers he missed in the washing process. Sigh.

So, I've decided that white towels and white bathroom rugs are for those times in our lives before we have children and after the children have moved out on their own.

Now, we have nice, thick, dark blue towels and rugs.

Which, I will still have to wash way more often than I'd like. But, at least it won't be quite so obvious when I haven't had a chance to get to it yet.



  1. I have that white towel dream too...mine have succumb to dark brown towels. Someday I'll get my spa bathroom...someday!

  2. When I was little I used to want an all-white house. I have no idea why, I saw some picture in a magazine with a white piano and beautiful room and it stuck. When we bought this house, I got my white kitchen and I can't stand it. It gets so dirty so fast. Ugh.

  3. Forgot to mention that there's an award waiting for you on my blog. Congrats!

  4. My husband does the same thing. WTF? Wipe your damned feet, guy! And, RIP white towels. RIP.

  5. Ooh, dark brown. Good idea. That'll cover anything. Tesa, thanks so much for the award. I'll be swinging by to say "hello" in a few. Kami, I'm glad I'm not alone with the whole slobby husband thing. Love him, but seriously, babe. Seriously.