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.