Monday, July 27, 2009

mountain climbing

I don't know how this always happens but I end up with a mountain of laundry that needs to be taken care of. The washing and drying is the easy part, but folding and putting away is way harder for me to stay on top of. Right before we left for vacation I finished about 5 loads of laundry, folded and put it all away, and now, not even a week after being home I have another 5 or 6 loads of clean laundry covering my bed that needs to be attended to. How did we make that much dirty laundry?!? I think the biggest deterant for me and folding laundry is the kiddos. They make it nearly impossible because while I'm folding they are going around to my piles and unfolding them. Either that or they lay around in the laundry and bury themselves inside it. I don't mind that last part because it's cute and doesn't mess up any of the work I've already done, but so many tasks in my life are made more challenging by the little elves that follow me around and undo any progress I make. This cycle of laundry was made more difficult because as soon as we got home from vacation we started with the potty training which pretty much took up every second of our day. Thankfully this weekend was spent folding lot's and lot's of laundry and trying to clean up the tornado that went through our house this past week. I think we pretty much have all our camping stuff put away, and now the laundry is done and bless my sister in law Hannah who came over to babysit last night and cleaned up all the girls toys! You are a brave woman Hannah! I wish I had a better way to stay on top of the household chores. I always tell myself that I am going to do one load of laundry at a time and keep up with it, but it never happens and I end up with an overwhelming mountain to deal with. Does anyone out there have a chart they use to keep organized that you could send me? Or better yet, how do YOU keep up with your house? Kids make any kind of cleaning task take 15 times longer and more complicated. I need a better plan!

Highly embarrassing, but I thought I'd share anyway!
At least it was all clean laundry.
Don't judge! lol :)


sherri said...

when you find the answer please share your new found to go, i hear the timer on the washing machine. i just rewashed aa load that went sour because it never even made it into the dryer..

Becky said...

You are in good company my friend...and I only have ONE child! I wish I had some wisdom for you, but I think you've probably done what I would suggest which is naptime. But I don't even know if the girls nap at the same time, so that may not work for you anyway! The pictures were seriously cute, and there is NO need to be embarrassed!

Curious: what is hanging above your bed? Is it a wall hanging? It's beautiful!!

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