Laundry, Laundry, Laundry!

I hope you read that like Jan Brady saying, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”

How much laundry is too much? Is there even an answer to that question? Last night I folded 3 baskets of laundry (And yes, I am still sick). I am not sure where all this laundry comes from. I keep up with the laundry on a weekly (sometime daily) basis but it’s like it multiplies overnight. There is always so much. It is not like my children do wear multiple outfits a day. Remember when we were little and we had our school clothes and our play clothes? It’s not like that anymore.

So let’s do the math.

My son wears a sweatshirt, a t-shirt, sweatpants (Yes, my high schooler wears pants!), socks, and underwear. So that would mean 5 shirts, 10 pairs of socks, and hopefully 5 pairs of boxers (lol) I mean can’t he wear a sweatshirt or a pair of pants more than once?Insert shocked emoji here! Seems manageable, right? It’s similar for the my husband and I. My daughter actually does her own laundry most of the time.

So where does overflowing baskets of laundry come from…and mid-week? I think I know where the missing socks of the world end up!

I spoke in an earlier blog about how I do too much for my kids, especially my son. I will admit I put away my son’s laundry. DO NOT JUDGE! Why do I do it? If I do not, those clean clothes end up being rewashed. He takes the basket with the nice, freshly laundered clothes that are neatly folded and he fills it with the dirty clothes that he has strewn around his room. So that means in the morning I will hear, “I have no …fill in the blank!” Mind you he has draws filled with clothes but obviously what is in those drawers is no good.

Now don’t get me started on the towels.

Published by darlallama

I am a 4th grade teacher, wife, and mother!

3 thoughts on “Laundry, Laundry, Laundry!

  1. This is my life! I do all the laundry, fold the last thing, and viola! More appears. My goal is always to have it done by Friday so I can take the weekend off. Sometimes I make it!

    I love that you are hopeful your son is wearing clean underwear every day. Such a boy thing! Mine is 7 1/2 and we are already having the underwear struggles.


  2. Ugh, laundry. I feel your pain. I have four children, now adults and I eventually had to teach them how to wash and dry their own laundry because I was going insane. I figured if they could run their phones, they could run the washing machine. I had to put up with a messy laundry room for awhile, but at least I wasn’t spending every free moment doing laundry. I had to sacrifice something – life it too short! 🙂 I hope you are feeling better!


  3. Oh, the laundry! My husband thinks I’m obsessed with doing ours because I’m always carrying a load to the washer or folding a clean basket. Between two kids, a husband who plays sports, and myself, there are no days off! I love your Brady Bunch reference! The next line would have to be, “Dishes, dishes, dishes!”


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