Chubbs selflessly volunteered to unpack the snacks bag...liberally helping herself along the way, of course...
Those who like to do laundry.
And those who don't.
Regrettably, I fall in the latter category.
Granted, I love that tumbled-just from the dryer-heavenly scent as much as the next person, and I invested last year in an amazingly nice front loader washer and dryer set to help inspire me to laundry greatness...
But the ONE thing that pricey little pair doesn't do?
Fold and put away my laundry.
As easy as the concept seems, something inside me resists the chore- most likely assuming that since it's so simple, I can put it off until the very last minute. (Until my family is going down into the laundry room to find a clean pair of undies where baskets are overflowing with beautifully smelling clean clothes, waiting for the negligent housewife to come put it in order.)
Guilty more than I care to admit. Gulp.
And it's not like there are big encouraging laundry blogs to help us through one monotonous load after another (like the cooking and decorating blogs)
I can just see it now:
Monday: Get those Edges Folded Straighter
Tuesday: The Latest Scoop in Fabric Softeners
Wednesday: Link Up If You've Done Laundry This Week
Thursday: Dirty Little Laundry Secrets
Friday: Guest Post: How Doing Laundry Changed My Life
Anyone know of a blog like this? Someone should totally start one.
My older sister is incredibly organized and diligent in keeping up with laundry. I think clothes are actually afraid to get dirty in her house, it's like some sort of laundry goddess is at work tracking down even slightly soiled garments and shaming them into never daring to show dirt (or chocolate spots) again. Filth cowers in her presence and then meekly obliterates itself. At her house? No dirty laundry to be seen anywhere...and no piles of clean laundry waiting last on her to-do list. It's a mystery how she does it (and yes, she has an eight month old)
Once I was making homemade pizza in her kitchen and accidentally dripped a little sauce onto the floor. The laundry goddess used a clean towel to wipe up the spill...and then started a new load of laundry that JUST INCLUDED THE TOWEL which was back clean in the drawer before I could blink.
My procrastinating self was amazed.
Anyway, all that to say- laundry is something that I have to work really hard at, but have been giving it my best shot...especially now that Addison likes to locate folded clothes and scatter them haphazardly faster than you can say "Demon Chubbs" (and, let's face it- she has a lot of clothes to keep track of)
I have been doing much better than my early married days of letting the laundry always stay in the basket, I promise.
But my growth was slightly stunted this weekend when I returned from our trip. I had laundry from two weeks of travel with myself and a toddler...and an unnamed person (but really, there was only one person living at home these past two weeks..Ahem...) left all the windows open and went to work right before a large storm, causing piles of clothes in our room to be soaked through (Not as bad as it sounds...we need a new dresser)
So after running the snazzy white and silver front loaders in my laundry room ALL day, this is what was left to fold and put away: (Note: can anyone spot my laundry helper in this picture?)
Oh and just an update with Addison's feeding woes. Remember how I told you I was working to get her to eat more fresh fruits?
She refuses blueberries...but when I made blueberry cobbler???
Suddenly blueberries are on her favorites list...hmmmmm
A spoonful of sugar apparently helps the fruits go down as well...and the caked topping doesn't hurt at all, I'm sure.
Now I'm off to refold all of the clothes that Addison decided to mangle while I was writing this post....
What inspires you to stay on top of your laundry?