I am hoping that the events of the morning before we even got to 9 a.m. are not indicative of how the rest of the day will unfold. In addition to having sick kiddos (though they seem to be doing better after getting some ibuprofen in them, though still coughing), I went to get laundry out of the dryer that I had put in last night, to find RED CRAYON and GUM, melted all over the laundry and the inside of the dryer!!!!!
I found a helpful website for getting crayon out, though it called for:
1 c. Tide (I only had Era...we'll see)
1 c. Oxyclean (only had about 2 scoops left, so I threw it in)
1 c. white vinegar (that I had!)
1 c. Shout (didn't have any)
It's soaking on HOT now; then I'll have to run through the wash cycle on hot again...
I'll let you know how I make out!