"Raising a kid is part joy and part guerrilla warfare."
~Ed Asner

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


One of life's mysteries..

There will always be laundry. Even if you decide to wear the same clothes and use the same towels every day, laundry will appear...waiting to be washed, dried, and folded. And the longer you wait, the bigger the piles will get. I actually don't mind laundry. I don't complain because it could be worse, much worse. Imagine a home filled with at least 11 people of different ages. Some were messy; some threw their clothes in the laundry as soon as they had a spot on their clothes; some liked to layer; some only wore something once before sending it to the laundry; while there were others who wore their clothes one time too many before sending it to the laundry.  There was always a big pile of towels in each bathroom every night and there was always a big pile of dish towels in the kitchen every night...And don't get me started on 'changing the sheets/pillowcases on all the beds' day.  I think it would have been easier for my mom just to pile all of us, along with the laundry, into the local car wash.

So if you have an average sized family and/or you don't live on a farm, take a moment to appreciate the amount of laundry you have (or is it the amount of laundry you don't have) because it could be much, much worse.  And the next time you are tempted to scream at your mound of laundry as if its alive and growing and multiplying just to take up more time in your life (not that I've ever done that, i'm just saying as an example), remember...If you never hid in the piles of laundry while playing hide and seek, or maybe so your parents couldn't find you...your piles are probably not that big.    

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