I've decided that the bottom of the laundry basket is a lot like the end of a rainbow. Its existence seems likely and it feels like with just a little effort, I could probably get there myself and celebrate such a magnificent sight.
But I try and I try and I try and frankly--I'm starting to think there is no bottom of the laundry basket. Like the laundry hamper is some type of horrible Mary Poppins' purse-like contraption, possibly put here by evil overlords to force me into a lifetime of laundry servitude.
I also don't understand the math. I *think* if I ever got caught up (if such a thing is even possible) that it would take about 3 washed and folded loads per day to stay caught up. YET WE ARE NOT WEARING THREE LOADS OF CLOTHING EACH DAY.
So how does that work?? I think that right there is scientific evidence that something's not right.
We are being oppressed and we're too busy folding laundry to fight back! I think we need to get a government grant then form a research group and go out for drinks.
I hear you loud and clear. I have 3 clean baskets sitting in the bedroom waiting to be folded and put away, a load in the washer, and a load in the dryer. It never ends!!!!
Maybe we should consider becoming nudists. ;) I'll definitely need lots of drinks for that.
Ok, so we live on opposite sides of the state, in a parallel universe - or every stay at home mom who doesn't have a nanny and a maid has the same issues as us! :) My 6 year old daughter changes clothes like I change my mind, and my 14 month old son - well, need I say more?
It's the sheets, towels, dishrags, washclothes, sweatshirts, and other assorted crap that puts it over the edge. Add all that in, and it's totally 3 loads. Sucks.
Same here. I'm not exactly sure where it all comes from.
I completely agree. I was just having this very same conversation yesterday! Then I have mixed feelings when I come across a clean folded piece of clothing at the bottom of the basket. It obviously hasn't been worn or even put away - but it has been sitting under a pile of dirty clothes. Do I wash it again or do I place it with the other clean and folded clothes to feel a little sense of accomplishment? Who else would know but me?
The amount of dirty laundry in my house is obscene. It's incredible how two small children can fill a washing machine with dirty clothes by the end of the day!
I see where you are coming from. I am one of the lucky ones. I have a laundry genie. Every Friday I drop my clothes off and magically Sunday they are washed, dried, and folded. Who does this you may ask? My mother! She retired about a year ago and when she retired she saw how busy I really was as a FTWM. She offered to help and I could NOT refuse. Now people, I still do some laundry. Vomit covered clothes/sheets/etc I do not send. Anything where someone had an "accident". I also wash bathmats, uniforms, comforters, and anything else that needs a quick or immediate turn around.
I will usually leave my kids in their PJs for a day (and that night) in order to catch up on laundry. :)
~ Katie B
My 3 yr. old changes her clothes at least 3 times a day.
My middle is being potty trained- enough said.
My youngest (5 months) poops through his clothes 2-3 times a day. (up and out)
The messes we clean up with towels equals 2-3 large towels a day. I clean my floors with a steam mop every other day, and have to wash the pads for that. Not to mention washcloths, etc.
I think I need another washer.
And no, there is no such thing as the bottom of a laundry basket. Trust me. I've looked.
Ashley, I have been really enjoying your posts lately.
One weekend I totally caught up on all the laundry. Sheets, towels, 6 loads of clothes all washed, hung to dry, then folded and put away.
It felt so good and for once I felt like I really accomplished something. But alas, my accomplishment did not last for long. The ferals insisted on wearing clothes and using towels rather than drip-drying after showers.
Why are there so many songs about rainbows? And what's on the other side...
Thanks for that...by the way. I love having Kermit in my head all day. :-)
I totally hear you on this! Where does it all come from? And how come it never goes back there?!?
I have an added problem of always being so far behind on the folding part of the laundry cycle that I: a) can't ever find anything to wear and b) therefore think I truly have nothing to wear so I c) go shopping which d) adds to my laundry misery and e) leaves me broke. It's a real conundrum.
Ok I think this is the funniest blog post I've read in a while. Only because it's so true!
Just wait 'til the boys start sports! Then you'll get the thrill of sweaty practice clothes that have been sitting in a gym bag cooking for God knows how long. Kerry
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