Sunday, March 27, 2011

Honesty is funny.

Me: I will see yall in awhile. I am going to the gym. Dad is upstairs. Love you. Be good.

Mac to Shelby: Dad doesn't do much while mom is gone.

Keep it real.

Friday, March 25, 2011

You can tell a lot about laundry... the person who performs it.
These are the baseball pants that have only been through 15 or so practices but I am hopeless. These ball field stains never had a chance. I probably put them through the dryer cycle a time or two before treating the stain but so be it. At least it looks like Brock is really putting in a lot of effort. Tips?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Real Simple thoughts on laundry

It's interesting that not only my friends and I incessantly talk about laundry but Real Simple has a stand on it as well. Some interesting tips in the linked article.

What kills me is one of the author's brilliant suggestions: have a stain stick in every child and spouse's hamper so when the clothes are put in hamper--the owner of said clothes can go ahead and treat the stain preventing stain from soaking in for two days.

I don't know what planet her spouse and kids are from? Maybe she's married and has another WIFE!!

Anyway there are some good tips, but even more interesting comments from Real Simple readers at the end of the article. One reader actually brags she's a laundry bad-ass. She has 5 kids and says "is laundry really that hard for you people." You people? She must employ the services of a Laundress. Maybe I can be her 2nd Laundress when her 1st one reads about her making "light" of laundry and quits.

For now I will just lust for this laundry room. can you imagine sitting on top of one of these babies while on the spin cycle?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Much ado about laundry

There's a lot of talk about laundry around here ALL the time. I mean ALL the time! Did I say all the time?

I seriously am thinking of a new career---Head Laundress. I think there's a market for it.

For crying out loud---I gather it. I frown at it. I accumulate it. I tackle it. I re-arrange it. I sort it. I fold it. I re-locate it. I put it away. I repeat.

I now estimate that after successfully managing my own laundry and the laundry of my family and friends, I have washed and folded approximately 12012 loads! 22 years of laundry at 52 weeks a year at an average of 1.5 loads a day equals 12,012 loads. Surely, when applying for said Head Laundress position I would have the equivalent of an MD, JD, MBA, Phd in experience. How could I get passed over?