I Have a Serious Question, You Ready for It?

See?  I told you it was a serious question!  This is the second time I have had to clean out melted crayon in my dryer.  The first time he did this, it was an orange crayon.  I had no idea it was in there until I saw a really cool surprise when I opened my dryer.

Luckily only two shirts had melted crayon on it and I had a really good stain remover.  I scrubbed the shirts with it and let them sit overnight before re-washing.  Thankfully it all came out.  But before I could wash any more clothes, I needed to get all the crayon off the insides of my dryer or it would just melt all over my clothes again.

The only thing I could think of using was hot water and dish soap.  I first took a plastic ruler and scraped as much of the hardened crayon off.  Then I was able to clean the rest with soap and water and make sure I got all the flakes out of there.

He’s been told a million times to stop putting crayons in his pants pockets.  I don’t even know why he would need them in his pants pockets.  For the most part, he’s been doing an okay job at that but I normally check all pants pockets now.  I still find them in his pockets too often.

I started laundry again today and I didn’t find any crayons.  BUT apparently there was one somewhere in the pile of clothes.  A little half gone blue crayon took a ride in the wash and the dryer today.  At least this time it stayed in his pocket and the melted crayon didn’t make a mess anywhere.  Just his pocket and a tiny spot on another piece of clothing.  At least my dryer wasn’t covered this time.

My son has a terrible crayon habit he just can’t seem to break.

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