Monday, December 13, 2010

In-law laundry

I am back to this.  In-laws coming Friday.  Gotta wash everything that might embarrass me laundry.  No whites left undone for sure.  Rugs.  Bedding in Lauren's room.  Anything I can't hide in closet.  Todd's entire room just to smell better.  All towels they gave us for Christmas last year, just to show "I too can be responsible with gifts"-they are being used and they are clean!  In-law laundry is like cooking...it all has to be washed at just the right time-can't be done too early or too late-it has to be done just in time for the whole "clean" effect.  Pre-visit laundry has to be done on a daily basis-you know so you can have the bathroom rugs done right before and the bedding and towels.  No one can get the stomach flu during this crucial laundry time or the "magic" will never happen.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Arrogant Laundry

For 2 weeks, I was the worlds biggest snobbbedy snob when it came to laundry.  I had finally pulled myself out of "survivor laundry" mode to "2 loads a day" laundry mode.  "2 loads a day" laundry is when even the bedding and curtains and rugs are clean and you wait for your kids/husband to shed the dirty laundry from their body to make  2 loads.  I even started asking them if they wanted to get into their pajamas or comfy clothes so I could wash that days laundry on their backs.  It was getting out of control, and then I turned in to a huge laundry SNOB.  I would hear of others behind in their laundry, and would comment to myself of their incapability to stay with it (granted it had only been 2 weeks since I was in "survivor laundry" mode.)  I thought of my home smelling so April Fresh and congratulated myself on my laundry capabilities.  My snobbery soon came crashing down on me when I got another side job, and one day found that all my towels were dirty, (yes even the car washing ones) my family even started putting in pointed requests as to certain pieces of clothing that had to be washed by tomorrow, and was soon on my way to doing "potluck laundry" again...yes i was "that person" again.  My 2 weeks of being arrogant about laundry was over and I was slapped in the face with it.  So lesson learned if you get to the level of "arrogant laundry," learn from me... you are just a couple days away from potluck or survival laundry...don't ever forget that.

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