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TODAY’S PROMPT: CARE
The other day, my daughter and I went to the store so she could buy her friend a birthday gift. But the first thing she had to show me were these super soft comfy blankets. She’s like, “Mom!! feel how soft these are…I have to get one!!” I had to admit, these are the softest blankets I have ever felt. She goes on to say, “Now that it’s getting colder, just think about wrapping up in one of these…as you sit in your chair…drinking coffee and reading a book, it would be so warm and comfy.” Yep, she got me. It was then that she declared, “we’re both getting one…pick which one you want.” At that point, I started frantically searching for the care instruction label. As she is getting lost in the silky softness trying to decide if one pattern is softer than another, my mind is filled with images of disappointment in my daughter’s eyes, as this once soft blanket returns from its first trip from the laundry as a melted, matted mess.
I always look for the care instruction labels on anything that I buy, because I have learned to try to stay away from certain fabrics like wool, or polyester. No such luck here…100% polyester…ugh, of course it is!! But the care instructions say to wash in cold, and tumble dry low, easy enough. As my daughter continues to caress her new blanket like a beloved pet, and helps me pick out mine, I clutch mine to my chest and silently vow to take extra special care of these blankets and will not allow them anywhere near the dryer!!