When my girls reached an age to have a little of their own spending money—from allowance or from their birthdays—I would occasionally find the change, that was tucked into a pocket after they made a purchase, in the bottom of the machine after I washed a load of their laundry.
It was typically just a few coins, but it bothered me that the girls were not more careful to keep track of their money—those coins add up you know— and I was tired of trying to determine who those little handfuls of changed belonged to! So I instituted the "if it ends up in the bottom of the washing machine it becomes the property of Mom" rule! Just between you and me, Mamma thought she'd found some easy Starbucks Mocha money! Oh yeah!!
Unfortunately, Mamma may have bragged one too many times about the change she collected from the bottom of the washing machine and how it was funding her Starbucks Mocha habit.
Lately, this is all I find in the bottom of the washing machine.
Unless Starbucks decides to take Legos and Silly Bandz in exchange for Mochas the "if it ends up in the bottom of the washing machine it becomes the property of Mom" rule has become LAME!!!