The Dizzy Disciple

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I'm a Catholic homeschool mom with two daughters, one husband, and four cats. In addition to being the "teacher" at home, I teach weekly at our area learning center, as well as work at our local YMCA a few times a week. Occasionally I take to the stage and have some fun on my own!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Lessons learned from the Laundry...

Inspired by a recent post about the "summit" by
Chris in The Big Yellow House,
I offer my own list...

1. The missing matched sock will show up the day after the
trash man takes away the one you finally threw out.

2. Summer clothes breed in the closet during the winter and
spring months, and often in sizes that are too small for the
upcoming season.

3. The number of hand-me-down bags of clothes that one
receives in a year's time is inversely proportionate to the
amount of any available space in one's closets, garages,
and other "storage" areas.

4. Those same bags of clothing always come in a dark, non-see
through plastic, and therefore occassionally get mistaken
for a regular trash bag and thrown away....guaranteed to
have the ONE article of clothing that was absolutely, without
question the "favorite, I must have it, I can't believe I finally
got one" item of your fashion conscious six year old daughter.

5. The one bag that comes in clear see through plastic has all
the inappropriate items that your pre-teen falls in love with
and is not allowed to wear.

6. As soon as winter clothes are finally sorted through and
put away, the spring temperature drops to the 50's and the
weather man smiles as he mentions that "S" word as a late
night possibility for early May!

7. Any laundry basket that is filled with clean laundry and not
covered with a towel or other item immediately has a black
cat curled up in it.

8. Conversely, the dirty laundry NEVER does.....nor the basket that
you DO remember to cover right away.

9. The day you run out of laundry detergent is the day your preteen
announces that she MUST have a certain item to wear that day
for many various reasons....most of which involve either a boy's
name or a shopping mall.

10. As soon as clean laundry is all folded and put away, you enter
the girls' bedroom and pick up a new load full off their floor.

11. Laundry never ends. Never.

21 Comments:

Blogger jordan said...

Oh the sock thing! How many times have I done that in an attempt to keep the underwear drawers somewhat managable! ; )
Very funny!

8:03 AM  
Blogger alicia said...

how true.

2:17 PM  
Blogger alicia said...

Not my DW but John commenting. I like to think I was mostly housebroken 3 decades ago. One of our favorite stories is about the man who had the "Magic Laundry hamper". Anything placed in it would reappear clean folded and usually put away. Then his wife took ill and the magic laundry hamper also chose that time to break...

5:19 PM  
Blogger Ellyn said...

That is sooo true.

And I wondered why they made us read "The Myth of Sisyphus" in world lit. Now I know!

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