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Scott, my son, has to wear white socks to school whenever he has
P.E. He looks so neat in his P.E. uniform when leaving the house, but I dread
picking him up after school. The clothes and sneakers will be covered in the
reddest dirt, and just the thoughts of laundering these give me the blues.
I live in Manchester, a parish known for its
bauxite, which is a major export of Jamaica. This soil is one of
the reddest and richest types to be found in the island. Although plants and
agricultural crops thrive from the rich nutrients it contains, it can leave a
negative impact on the shelf life of clothing (namely children's.)
The photo I uploaded shows the cleanest
socks in the laundry hamper. It is my assumption that my son didn't play a lot
that day. I wouldn't take a second glance at his dirty sneakers right now, but
know that it will soon have to be cleaned. The sneakers are supposed to be
white as well, but I could no longer wash those, and made Scott wear a black
pair to school.
Sometimes the socks go straight into the
trash bin as I refuse to scrub them. The dirt tends to stain clothing, so
tossing them directly into the washing machine won't get rid of the grime that
easily. You will have to hand wash first, using a bar of laundry soap made
specifically for this purpose. I really don't have the time or patience to go
through this weekly routine. Poor Scott sometimes go to school wearing socks
which are off white in color, (but they're cleaner, I console myself.)
"Mom, I can't find any socks to
wear"is what I have been hearing regularly, as the socks are often
ignored on laundry day. Scott went to school a couple times wearing ankle socks
which are forbidden. The principal recently reprimanded me on this, so I will
have to go shopping again. Purchasing this item is becoming costly. I
often tell anyone who wants to buy my son gifts that socks will be much
appreciated. Other parents have similar complaints, and will also buy bags of
socks. No-one wants to spend time on this tedious chore.
Forgive me for airing my dirty laundry so
publicly, but I feel a little better writing this rant.