Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Laundry 1 Mommy 0!

There are lots of perks to living with my mother.   My children grow up surrounded by love and get someone who is like a mommy but much, much better!  My children love living with Grandma and most of them don't know childhood any other way.

But sometimes I get the feeling that my mom is embarrassed to live with me.  Call me crazy but she rarely invites her friends over and doesn't entertain much any more.  She is always going out for dinner and rarely brings friends back!  I think I have figured out why none of her friends have graced our front steps - LAUNDRY!

These are clean socks that haven't found a home!  I tried to entice my son to play a matching game with them but it didn't work!

Laundry is the beast in my life.  I just can't seem to get a handle on it.  The whole invention of laundry is very deceptive.  They give you these machines that you just throw clothes into but nobody tells you that when you pull them out they just don't put themselves away.  Nobody tells you that a family of six will never ever have empty laundry baskets.  My mom has continually gone out to buy laundry bins because I keep filling them with clean clothes and never have ones to put dirty clothes in.  It has gotten so bad that I am now using my bassinet as another laundry bin.  (Sorry Ella-Shilloh!)
I realized that Kiran is seen often without a shirt.  I just want to say that it has nothing to do with the laundry situation and everything to do with the boy gene! 

Before our fourth child I used to manage to put away the laundry within the week they were washed but now clean clothes lay folded in baskets until they are pilfered through for long lost pyjamas and mismatched socks.

Speaking of mismatched, my mother cannot understand why she must be greeted with piles and piles of laundry when she comes home.  She walks into the family room and just shakes her head.  I hang my heavy head in shame.  Laundry 1 Mommy 0!  My mother makes suggestions  and I just sink further into the couch hoping she won't notice the new pile that has grown in the baby's chair.  (Where is my shame?  Where is my dignity?)  I have to find a way to conquer this laundry demon.  I fear that people's suspicions about our weird homeschooling family will be confirmed when my children come to church in their underwear turned inside out!  Help! Quick before I lose one of my children to piles of laundry!

Don't even get me started on these things!!!

How did you conquer the laundry demon?


Christy said...

lol. I know exactly what you're going through. It seems like the clothes multiply overnight. Dirty laundry, clean laundry needing to be put away, out-of-season clothes to store, clothes to donate, socks to be matched....ugh.

Leanne said...

Laundry is good here. I do two loads a day...almost. Mine and my husbands lights and darks, the boy and the girls clothes, then towels, and sheets that is 6 loads. Then don't forget to add in a load every day for cloth diapers.
Then... start again.
So laundry is good because I have figured out how to keep on top of it. It is the kitchen floor, the washrooms and the stuff that isn't on a regular pattern that I struggle with.