Actually I probably won't attempt an essay today, I've got to go pick up Sophie and Drostan (friend) from preschool in a couple of minutes, but here are short thoughts.
My mom called yesterday and before parting I asked her, "did you ever have a hard time with getting laundry through the whole washing, drying, folding, putting away process, when we were young." Her response ... "No."
That was it.
I shouldn't have been surprised. Our house growing up was always tidy, neat, clean, no piles, nothing. My mom insists that it wasn't always that way, but since I'm the youngest, there wasn't the stuff around that younger siblings bring. But I don't believe it. She's always been clean, and I sit here wondering, why didn't I get that gene?
Our house isn't a pig sty, although I have used that phrase when talking to our children; along with hurricane, bull in a china closet, tornado, etc... But it's not like we're living in squalor, but it's just not what I want it to be. Yet.
Anyway, back to laundry...
Yesterday I implemented, yet again, another 'system'; this one, from a friend who washes on Tuesday and Friday. She doesn't plan anything on those days except washing.
After my first day, I declare it a success. There is still one load waiting to be folded, and diapers still in the dryer, but at least they're not in the washer from overnight;). So three loads washed, dried, folded, put into cubbies, (for everyone to put away themselves, I'm not the maid/servant around here .... ? another phrase I may have used before;)) one in the basket ready to be folded, one in the dryer ... I'd call that success. We'll see how it holds. I'm confident.
Here's my little laundry helper. He's standing on a step stool. (there are no 4-ft one year olds around here)
However I am swift to take away the laundry stick after it's been properly used. It has been ill-used in the past:).
Somehow the pictures became their own post, so keep scrolling to see the laundry prince. He's worth it;).
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