Thursday, January 24, 2008

Laundry, and more laundry, and even more laundry. Will it ever end?!

At my house, I feel like I never can get caught up with the laundry. You know the feeling? Like no matter what you do or how many loads you get washed, it never ends and there seems to constantly be laundry? And there are only three of us! Granted, most of the laundry belongs to Marshy. I mean, he really does go through a lot of clothes! Today, for example, he woke up soaking wet from a leaky diaper (outfit number 1). We got him cleaned up and dressed (0utfit number 2) and went to work. At about noon, I discovered that he had peed out of his outfit! I had to run home and get another outfit (outfit number 3). After work we came home, ate dinner, took a bath and got in our jammies (outfit number 4). Now, if he doesn't fall asleep on his bottle, or pee out again, we'll end the day with four outfits! It's ridiculous, I know, but I can't make him spend the whole day in wet clothes, can I? NO!

Well, my goal this week has been to do 1 load of laundry a day. Yeah, right! I plan ahead, and make sure that everyone has enough clothes...but then I miscalculate and have to hurry and get clothes in the wash so that there are plenty of socks and underwear for everyone!


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Today I ended up doing 2 loads of wash: the whites, and Marshy's clothes. My husband is so picky about how laundry is done. The whites have to be just that: whites. They also need to be washed with bleach (granted, how else am I going to keep my whites white?) Then, there are the colors. Now, growing up, my mom had 3 loads: whites, lights, and darks. When I went to college, there were 2 loads: whites and everything else. Now that I'm married, I have been schooled in the art of laundry. There are many loads: towels, whites, rugs, reds/yellows/oranges, blues/greens/blacks (this is the load I throw my purples into), and the tans/browns. That is 5 loads!! AAHH!! Now you know why I feel like I can never keep up! I get one load of reds done, and by the time I get the rest of the laundry done, it's time to do the reds again. Plus, throw in Marshy's laundry every other day and you can see how easily it piles up.


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Honestly, I don't know how people with more kids do it! My hat is off to you Lola! I have no idea how you keep up with all those kids and all that laundry, especially with all those boys! You are my Laundry Idol. :)

3 comments:

Lola...again said...

To me it is no longer laundry...it is a way of life!!

petersons said...

Oooh...I like to wash my whites w/ something red "accidentally" and have PINK undies!! No one at my house cares.

It's Just me! said...

Uhhh, Yeah the laundry doesn't ever end. . . I think the clothes mate and make more laundry while in the dirty clothes pile. I can't even remember what my laundry room floor REALLY looks like! Sigghhhh!