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Three weeks ago, we welcomed our 5th child into our family. Little Addison has already brought so much love and joy into our home, and besides her aversion to sleep longer than an hour at a time, our transition from a family of 6 to a party of 7 has been pretty fantastic.
But here is one thing I always find puzzling with a new addition- why does your laundry DOUBLE when you add one more person to the mix? A month ago I was knee-deep in laundry piles, but today I’m swimming in a waist-high pile of clothes- it doesn’t make sense! We went from 6 to 7, not 6 to 12!!!
And anyone who knows me personally knows that I hate laundry. Like, “hate” isn’t even a strong enough word for how I feel about it. I don’t mind washing and drying it, but folding and putting it away has always been my nemesis. Case and Point:
Those clothes are all clean and waiting to be folded and put away. I should probably do a little every day, or every other day. But because I hate it so much, I put it off. And I put it off until the pile of clean clothes is literally out of control. And then it takes me 6 hours in one afternoon to get it done, and I hate those afternoons.
But I’ve been trying reeeeealllly hard the past 2 months to be better. And I’m slowing winning the war over the piles and piles of clean clothes. I found this quote that helps me keep a positive attitude about it all:
Today I will be thankful for all the little socks, the grass-stained jeans and the endless piles of laundry. For there will come a day when the laundry basket is empty, and these days will be profoundly missed.
Can you imagine any laundry basket being empty for longer than 12 seconds???
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Do you have any tips or methods of encouragement to help stay on top of those laundry piles? Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear your ideas!
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