Monday, August 2, 2010

The Duh/ A Ha Moment.


I don't mind it. I know many people hate doing it, but it used to give me such a sense of accomplishment. At the end of the baskets of clothes to be washed, dried, folded and put away was an empty hamper.

Not. Anymore. Not here anyway.

I was folding it yesterday. I fold it on my bed and each family member has set area and I always put their socks, shirts etc. in the same spot.

I was thinking about how hard it has become to keep up with the laundry and then I had my "Duh/A ha!" moment....I'm doing laundry for 7 people! Of course there's more and it takes longer to fold. (Sometimes I scare myself. ;) )

Now you could say, have the kids help out. OK. In theory it would work, but I'm a bit of a control freak and I like my system and overall find it a relaxing task. I have built up to them putting away their own clothes, but the clothes get jammed in the drawers and end up wrinkly messes and then I need (for my own sanity) to iron it before they can wear it.

I am not complaining about the amount of laundry or my own desires to not have them look like they slept in their clothes. (It's bad enough that *C* and *E* have crazy hair that no comb or brush can tame.)

I am confessing that it has taken me far too long to realize that the laundry monster in my home, the one that breeds in my hamper, is not a result of me neglecting the Whirlpool. It's a numbers game.

So now, I will go and sort the laundry that has filled my hamper since I saw its bottom yesterday. Otherwise I will get behind.

Maybe I just need a larger hamper. ;)



  1. LOL! I can't imagine doing wash for 7 (soon to be 8) people! Wow......if I have wash in the washer, a load in the dryer and one ready to go in I feel like I'm overwhelmed and need to move! LOL! We literally undress into the washing machine, when it gets full we turn it on and there ya go. I do understand the sense of accomplishment though. My sister and I both say that laundry is something that is NEVER done, unless you walk around nekkid! ;)

  2. I love the feeling of finishing and putting away laundry. Soon you'll have cute girlie things among the tees and shorts. ;)