“Your mother sent us a pram”?

Just recently, hubby and my 16yr old daughter flew up to Sydney to my parents and then drove home the following day with my mothers second hand car.  Of course, no visit to my parents is without a car load full of goodies being sent home to the grand children or myself. My hubby however, was quite taken back with one of the ‘gifts’ sent down in the car ….. “your mother sent us a pram”?

For those who have only just come across this blog, I do have seven children, however my youngest is almost 7 and in Grade 1 at school and I am also not able to have any more children due to a recent Hysterectomy operation in April 2015 – which you can read about here.  

Of course I knew what the pram was for, but it left hubby scratching his head in wonder (he left for work for the week without myself giving him the heads up on what it was for).

Like any family with children, the most used room in the house would have to be the laundry. On average; at least 4-6 loads of washing can get done a day here at the No Excuses house and with all this washing, (while trying to keep on top of it), it gets heavy and tiresome, as well as “back breaking” when being carried to the line or wheeled in a laundry trolley.

Unfortunately these trolleys do not last long and I have lost count of the number of washing trolleys I have purchased over the past 17 years of my career as a ‘washer woman’. 

They just seem to wear out, buckle over, bend or have even collapsed while in use; therefore my very intelligent and clever mother came up with a new use for an old unused pram. 


As you can see, I removed the lining (although have kept the basket area where I will store my outside pegs when the weather gets warmer and I start using my outside line again). 

As for getting washing off or on the line, the foot rest area turns into a ledge or holder and with the use of the good old ice cream container for my pegs, there is no more bending down.

What a brilliant idea……and it should last for years to come; thanks very much mum (and especially for the opportunity to freak out hubby)   😉

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