Sunday, May 16, 2010

I don't mind doing my family's laundry

and I don't mind folding the clothes.

What I do mind is when my kids are too lazy to put their clothes away and rather than deal with the folded piles on top of their dressers, they put the clothes, FOLDED back into the dirty clothes hamper.

I mind that very, very much.

9 comments:

Jessie said...

I agree! My son likes to hide his clothes under his desk. So ten I do actually have to wash them again by he time I find them. :)

ShallowGal said...

My 12 year old claimed that he actually wore those clothes and then folded them neatly and placed them in the hamper to save room. Oddly, when asked, he was unable to replicate the neat fold.

Now he does his own laundry.

MarathonMom said...

no kidding!!!!

Phoenix Rising said...

Ugh! You said it! Nothing like standing knee deep in dirty laundry - sorting into soon to be washed piles - and unearthing the Folded Clothes. That's why I keep vodka in the laundry room.

Kathleen said...

My blood pressure just jumped reading this whine that is so similar to the rants and raves with which I entertain my kidlings.

In addition -- when you whine that you don't have any clothes, try picking up your dirty clothing off your bedroom floor and putting it in the dirty clothes pile in the basement so they can be washed. Because you know, you DO have clothing. You just don't take care of it. Which contrary to popular belief doesn't directly lead to the statement, "I need new jeans!" Your brother, who grew two inches in the last month and owns nothing but highwaters needs new jeans. You? Need to clean your room.

Whew. Now I feel better.

jackie said...

Love this. At least my brats aren't the only ones who do this.

CAT said...

Bwahahaha - had the same issues here along w/an inability to pick up their rooms so I figured if they didn't care, I couldn't be bothered either. I just chucked all their stuff out the front door. It started to rain (how timely!) and when the oldest came home to the mess and burst in the door outraged I just shrugged. Amazingly enuf they all do a much better job of picking up and taking care of their belongings. Go figure.

Bridey said...

This made me feel like my brain was going to pop out of my nose. I don't want to have children now.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking, "was this my whine?" I can't remember sending it in, so it must not be, but it is exactly my life. Or was. I've now got my kids doing their own laundry for this very reason.