Saturday, November 5, 2011

My hate of laundry

I hate laundry.
I hate having piles of dirty stinky clothes piling up in my house.
Because of this, I am doing laundry every other day or every 3rd day at the most.
I suck at folding laundry and putting it away though.
I honestly blame this mostly on my toddler.
Forgive me baby.
I fold our laundry on our bed. 
I have rows along the bed for each person,
Wade's goes on his dresser behind me.
I make rows for Dylan, Taylor, Alex and me in that order. 
The hang up clothes for Wade and I go at the end near the clothes basket. 
The girls go on our pillows.
Most times when I try to fold laundry without Wade home,
Dylan is in our room.
Most toddlers I assume follow Mom where ever they go...
 mine have always done this!
So, Dylan is getting into my jewelry or playing with my bottles of lotion.

Today is a laundry day.  I have to catch up!
I am doing more laundry, so laundry HAS to be folded and put away as I only have 2 laundry baskets.
I also just decluttered our bedroom and having 2 full baskets of clothes to be folded in there is a serious distracter.

As I was folding clothes, I found one of Taylor's most loved shirts. 
It is coral colored so it looks great with her red hair.
It feels like satin and makes her feel good.
I bought it at a rummage sale in perfect condition which makes me feel good.
Well, Taylor's sticker from storytime was still on her shirt.
The dryer acts like glue perma-sticking those on!
I am a Mom.  I will get it off!
I used to say pre-kids that a Mom had to be a genious at laundry.
Well, I am not prefect and always learning, so I'll try my best!

Another cruel fact of my world and laundry is that my husband works shift work.  4 on, 4 off and rotates days and nights.  When he works nights, I cannot do laundry until he wakes at 3-4 pm.  That gives me 4 hours maybe 5 to do laundry before the kids go to bed.  I am blessed that our laundry is main floor, but it is in a small closet just across the hall from the girls room and right next to our room.  We all know that laundry is not quiet either!  So....  when you take in Wade's work schedule AND the fact that the girls have dance class on Tuesday and Thursday night, church school on Wednesdays....  that really takes those 3 nights out of the week to do laundry.  So, if you are at my house on a Friday when Wade is working nights, expect it to be laundry night.

Ahh...  time to switch the washer/dryer!

1 comment:

  1. Try goo gone on that sticker! I have no laundry advice for you. Other than maybe starting to fold on kitchen/dining room table. That is what I had to start to do because of the "wonder twins". Now I can fold in the living room. I give them the socks to play with. Hopefully some day they will learn to match them!