Monday, September 5, 2011

Mommy Fail #132: Using the dryer

I let my son wear Crocs.  I know that some people consider that a fail in itself, but it's not the one I'm going to address today.  No, the story I'm going to share today involves a pair of shoes my son will never wear again.

He had this adorable pair of orange Crocs, but they started getting quite dirty.  Someone told me that I could run them through a cold wash, and they'd clean right up.  Being the kind of person who avoids work at all costs, it sounded like a great idea.

And it was, they came out all squeaky clean.  Well, one did at least.  The other was wrapped somewhere in the king size sheets I'd washed it with.  I decided to just run the dryer for a minute to see if the missing shoe would come loose instead of digging around in the damp, twisted sheets (did you catch the part about me avoiding work at all costs?).

Except...I forgot to turn the dryer off after just a couple of minutes.  Instead, the poor little shoe went through an entire dry cycle.  This was the result.

That's no camera trick.  One shoe is significantly smaller than the other.

Well, at least I can hope I save someone else from the same mistake.  Learn from my fail: don't put your Crocs in the dryer!


  1. Whew! It's better than what I was imagining. I figured it had melted into your sheets!

  2. lol, I was thinking something much worse would've happened! Well, I guess it's time to shrink your son's foot to fit the croc.

  3. I pop my kiddies crocs in the wash too.

  4. I was also picturing melted Croc all over your clean sheets. I once accidentally put a white blanket in with the coloured clothes and it came out a light blue.

  5. WTH?! Are they making Crocs out of cotton now?!

  6. OMG! This is too funny! (Sorry)

    My dad, the orthopaedic surgeon, would give you a "talking to" about these. They are actually bad for childrens feet, because they make them grip down with their toes, and that causes blah, blah, blah ( I tune out then).. So, for us, like them or not, T will never be allowed to wear them! :(

  7. I think you should dry the other croc so it will shrink too! At least when you yard sale / donate them they will be the same size. LOL

    I too was imaging much worse... as in melted croc all over your sheets.

  8. Whew! Coulda been worse. Coulda put a Croc in and got out a Gator.
    Thank you, thank you very much! You've been great-don't forget to tip your waitresses

  9. I'm sorry, I'm laughing so hard right now. Ahemmm. Ok, better now. I'm sorry the croc shrank. I'd never have guessed that would happen. We all live and learn, eh? Thanks for the tip. :)

  10. :) I guess the bigger croc might need to be worn with a sock if the smaller one fits a bare foot!

  11. My son wears Crocs all the time... In fact it's the only thing he has had on his feet for two years. The same green crocs through the winter, spring, summer, and fall. We just bought new lined crocs for him to wear this winter. We'll see if try get on his feet.

  12. A lot of people have one foot bigger than the other. Maybe you can find someone to wear them?
    True. I used to work in a shoe store and people would actually get one shoe from one size and get the other from another size.
    Weird, huh?

  13. Don't you wish we could wrap ourselves up in a sheet, pop ourselves in the dryer, and come out a few sizes smaller????

    Warning: Do not try this at home. It does not work!!!

  14. I'm sorry, but that shrunken crock is too cute!

  15. Holy croc!

    So glad it didn't ruin your sheets though. :)

  16. @Gigi: You're right; it could have been much worse!

    @Bobo: Lol...I suppose you weren't thinking I should use the dryer to do that, right? Kidding!

    @ScotLass: You must be smarter than me though, since you didn't say you put them in the dryer.

    @Crystal: Lol! But yeah, melted croc would have been terrible.

    @Chitown: That was my thought!

    @Tiff: Wow! I didn't know that! Is that a problem that happens if kids wear them all the time or is occasional use just as bad?

    @Mary: good response!

    @Toqua: that's actually a great idea!

    @Al: You crack me up.

    @Heligirl:Glad you got a laugh out of it.

    @K: How funny would that look! I see another "mommy fail" post coming on.

    @Daddy's In Charge: Let me know how the lined crocs work out. I've kind of always wanted a pair of those.

    @Ruth: That is weird. Maybe I can post on Craigslist to find someone who has a toddler with different size feet...

    @Linda: I do with that were how the world worked! You're a genius!

    @Sandra: Yeah, it is pretty cute.

    @Julianna: Me too! That would have been a mess

  17. Ha! Too funny. At least they didn't melt in the dryer and ruin the rest of the load.

  18. OMGosh! This is hilarious! What's funnier is that I (accidentally) ran my daughters fake croc's through the washer just yesterday! Hahah luckily I did not put them in the dryer.