I always knew that having two boys meant I would be subjected to mud, worms, boogers and pretty much everything else disgusting that you can imagine – they seem to have a reputation for being dirty and liking it. I also knew that the boys like all children would make a right old mess when it came to eating, I did however think it would improve with age. We recently got a new washing machine as our old one developed black mould. The new one is RUBBISH. No matter what setting I put it on the clothes still come out stained. I don’t overload it and I use a decent branded powder which worked fine in my old machine. As you can see dinner times at our house are the messiest and most stain provoking times of the day, even at nearly 4 years old Spud doesn’t seem to be getting any cleaner with his eating because chocolate pudding ALWAYS looks better on your face.