Among Asna’s highlight of going to boarding school is doing laundry on her own.
Before she left, Mama taught her how to wash clothes with hands, but she never did it on her own, without supervision.
So now that’s she’s in charge of her own clothes, she has to.
She seemed so proud about it. When we asked how school was in her earlier weeks, she would on and on talk about washing clothes with her hands.
“How do you wash clothes?”
“I fill the pail with water and put clothes inside it. After that I take the clothes out and throw the water away. Then I fill the pail with water and detergent and then I put the clothes in the pail. After that I take the clothes out and throw the water away. I fill the pail with water and then put the clothes in again.”
“How do you dry them?”
“I hang them on the ampaian.”
If anybody asks her again, she’ll get offended and say, “I’ve already told you how I wash clothes!”
The time when she came home for a night’s stay last week, the first thing that she said to me when she saw me was:
“Guess how many clothes I washed yesterday?”
“1 baju kurung, 2 shirts, 1 track suit, 2 pairs of sock and a few tudung.”
“Why don’t you just send them to the dobi???”
She looked surprised that I asked.
“I like doing laundry…”
Okay. Suka hati you, Asna.
That night, she went back to school and sent me us a text:
“Someone stole my sabun pencuci.”
Just when she found a new pastime! Kesian gila HAHAHAHAHA.
We told her not to worry and got the sabun pencuci replaced.