Thursday, June 28, 2007

Random thoughts from someone who obviously has time on her hands today..

Here is a nugget of info. There are several questions you may want to ask before you and your spouse decide to take a significant amount (maybe forever) time off of work together. Questions like: Do we have enough to live on? How will it be being around each other so much? What do we want to do? travel? Triathlons? Take dance classes?

BUT-the most important question you need to ask yourself is: (drum rolling)....

How much do I like to do laundry?

Now this takes careful consideration especially if you: a) are use to a professional -cleaner doing alot of your laundry for work-takes 10 min to drop off and pick up b) Both of you are training maniacs so there are several sets of clothes, some sweaty and smelly everyday. I do at least a load of laundry every other day-for 2 people! This brings back memories of always hearing the sound of the washing machine going when we had 4 teenage girls in the house (I made them do their own laundry since they were 8-my daughter still thinks that was neglect).

I actually came up with a new system using this laundry organizer my daughter turned me on to from Target. This daughter is the one who shares my love for organization. we have firmly decided that the "Container Store" is our absolute favorite-only beating Bed, Bath and Beyond by a hair. We could spend hours on the phone (she lives in Denver) discussing new products to make our lives more orderly. She is not a Virgo but definitely has the Virgo gene from me.

I digress:

So now that you are informed you can make a rational decision when the time comes. Listen, the laundry takes on a whole new dimension when it piles up everyday. My hubby cooks and shops so I agreed this is my duty but I swear every time I think I have it all done-more sweaty clothes show up..


the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

wow - radical change on the format here.

I ALWAYS end up doing laundry. Yet every time I stamp my feet, I just get all the eyes looking at me like "what's the problem, mommy?"

Vickie said...

OMG, do we think alike or what?? I just got done folding yet another load of running shirts, etc. and hating every minute of it! Two people now and its the same, wash every other day. I had 4 kids too and they all knew how to run a washer and iron their own clothes (but that was only because I drew the line there--no ironing for me. That's what dryers are for!)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

At our house, laundry is too big a job for one person. So we have things all divvied up.

I'm responsible for getting it washed, dried, and into the 'to be folded/hung' area.

Husband is responsible for folding, hanging, and separating by person or function

Each family member is responsible for getting their things and putting them away. Oh, and they also get to play the 'sock game' in which you win by finding and matching as many pairs of socks as possible.

Somehow, the family thinks that things like towels and sheets belong to me.

Bones said...

LOL, Yep laundry is a big deal, My kids are suposed to do it somehow it always falls back to me.

However, the kids are exempt from doing my workout clothes, shoot, I don't even want to touch 'em.

Lets see three kids, two of them teenage girls = lots of laundry.