Monday, January 10, 2011

Worst part of my job

When I found out I was pregnant with William the very first thing I said was, "I need a bigger washing machine and dryer."  When I got pregnant with Lauren I said, "I need a bigger laundry room." 

I had no idea that laundry would become my life but it has, it seems.  I have a system and I'm somewhat organized so it's not that I need tips on how to keep it all straight.  And I don't even sort colors, I keep it as simple as possible.  I do linens and towels separately, otherwise it's every color, every person's clothes, all the same temperature.  I dry everything but jeans and bras so hanging clothes isn't really an issue either.  But for reals, it's never ending.  Like, never ending.  I'm caught up for a morning but then by the evening it's five pairs of underwear, five pairs of socks, 5 shirts, 5 pairs of pants, and usually at least 3 sweatshirts.  That doesn't include an additional pair of Lauren's pants that may be added to the mix sometimes due to no-diaper accidents.  It also doesn't include the change of sheets that occurs at least once a week from one of the kids IN ADDITION to the weekly changing-of-the-sheets anyway.  If I neglect it for a day (or two or three) oh, holy hell.  My big convenient laundry room is one big mound that just taunts me.  I swear as I walk by that room I can hear it murmur my name.  I cuss at it and sometimes even kick it but the outcome is always the same, it never changes unless I do it.  And I do take full responsiibility.  Chris is the mortgage fairy and I am the laundry fairy.  In all honesty I think I do have the better job so I don't complain.  Well, at least not aloud.  Just here, to all the other laundry fairies who are reading this.  Can you feel me on this?

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  1. I'll take laundry over sick kids, whining or no naps. Those are the worst for me :) I envy you have a system. I do about 1 load a week for each kid. I change the sheets when I remember to, LOL. I do combined whites for Ethan and I, he does the rest of his on his own and puts it away. I pile mine onto my dresser and put the kids away. That is my non-working system. BTW: pile is huge.

  2. Holy crap! That's a lot of laundry. I hate when I have to do 2 loads in one week. And I don't even have to take the clothers to a riverbed and beat the dirt out with rocks and yet I complain.

  3. By the time I finish putting the clothes away, it's usually time to start it all up again! I should be folding right now instead of FBing and blog-reading.


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