Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Meet my nemesis...

...my arch-enemy...the bane of my exsistence...

Yes, that's 6 piles of laundry waiting for my attention... and that doesn't even count the load of towels that is currently in the machine AND Nathan's bedding in his laundry basket AND the load of his clothes that I've already completed.

Oh laundry, you are a worthy foe... but I will triumph in the end! (Can I get an Amen?) Better go get busy!

6 comments:

Official Observer said...

Laundry, meals, and cleaning are the three things that always need to be done. There is very little thanks for laundry and cleaning, and very little thanks for meals. So, My mother taught me to enjoy everything I do.

I have tried to do that, but it is not easy. I find that as I do make the laundry and cleaning a game, it becomes easier and very much more enjoyable.

Hang in there. The laundry will get done: and the folding, mending, organization, and ironing too. And if my memory does not fail me, in there also is taking care of Nathan, answering the phone, drawing the bath water for a bath you don't get to take, and then you have to start the meal before Steve gets home . . .

As I said, make it as much of a game as you can, and it will go well.

Love you,

Melissa said...

Is this what they mean when they talk about "airing your dirty laundry"?? :-)

Lila said...

I said, STOP WEARING CLOTHES...that will solve the problem...

Official Observer said...

Stop wearing clothes will only stop the current problem. It will probably introduce a whole new set that makes these problems very tame by comparison!!!!

Rachel said...

Oh Grace, I feel your pain! Mon-Wed-Fri are our laundry days and it is a push each day to finish.

Rebekah does our laundry these days (ages 8&9 are our laundry-intern years). David, who just turned 7, is looking forward to next year when he passes the dishwasher on to Michael, now 5 yrs, and moving up to laundry. Okay, "looking forward" is streching it a bit. :)

We all pitch in to fold the clean clothes. When all goes well in a week, we do not have clean clothes cluttering the living room on the weekend. When all goes bad, I fold clothes Sunday afternoon while everyone else naps. Just in time to start again Monday morning!!!

You three look great; I can't believe it has been so long since we saw you!

Love,
Rachel Baker

thewhitehouse said...

AMEN SISTER! Laundry is the bain of my existence. As I am trying to learn to let go and learn to live with a little more clutter so I can live a little more life, I have decided that if each member of my family has at least one pair of underwear and socks, then all is well. (And as I write this, I have an equal amount of laundry I should be doing, and I am writing this instead! See how well my plan is working???)