Put Away Your Own Darned Laundry!
April 7th, 2014
Someone once said: “A mother’s laundry is never done.”
Or something like that.
As a parent, the unavoidable reality of laundry is compounded if your children are:
a) messy eaters
b) fond of changing their clothes
c) still working on nap-time potty training
d) likely to spit their food out to tell you when they’re full, thanks
e) big fans of extravagant marker use
f) all of the above
Suffice to say, we do a lot of laundry at our house (though honestly, even with three children, our current levels may be less than when Miss Mouse and Buggie were both cloth diapered and fond of naked time).
Washing laundry isn’t a huge deal. It’s the sorting and putting away that can really take a lot of time. Especially if your children tend to be overcome by an irresistible urge to leap off the couch and onto your neat and tidy piles just as you finish up. Not that that ever happens in our house.
It was Josh who had the epiphany: Buggie and Miss Mouse dress themselves fully independently each morning.
Ergo, they know which drawers their clothes come from.
Ergo, they can jolly well put their clothes back into those drawers all by themselves!
Folded? Well, not so much. But then again, most of my stuff doesn’t get folded either.