laundry (n): articles of clothes or linens to be washed and ignored.

Okay, so maybe the actual definition said “washed and ironed,” not ignored.  But ignoring the laundry sounds closer to reality.  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve reset the dryer to get the wrinkles out of the clothes so I can fold/hang them.  (I could probably lower my energy cost by 50% if I could just fold the laundry when it was done.)

Laundry and dishes are the two household chores I dislike the most.  No one loves scrubbing toilets or baseboards, but I’d do that 100 times over laundry and dishes. 

The problem with laundry is that it is never ending.  I could spend an entire day washing, drying, and folding to get to the bottom of the hampers and just when I see it, my beautiful family changes into jammies and brings down a full load of clothes.  Ryan and Addie spent 8 days out of town, meaning 8 days that I didn’t have them bringing new clothes into the laundry pile.  Yet, somehow I was STILL doing their wash on day 7.  That means it takes me a full week to get to the bottom of one hamper, just to get started on the next.

Dishes are the same thing.  You finally get to the bottom of the sink, and suddenly everyone is hungry and dirty dishes reappear.  Plus, I’m pretty sure they multiply like tribbles when I’m not looking.  Sometimes I think the solution is to but more dishes so it wouldn’t be a big deal if they were done all the time.  But maybe the better solution is to just stop feeding my family…  Or maybe just eat pizza off paper plates.

I hear the dryer calling to me again to come empty it.  *sigh*  Maybe I can squeeze in one more cup of coffee before the “wrinkle out” cycle is done (for the 3rd time).


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