Twice this week I've had to go in search of matching socks for my 2, 3 and 5 year old boys. Today is Wednesday. hmmm. Technically that's only 18 socks. I can easily find 18 socks in the clean laundry basket. In fact, I can find 112 socks in the laundry basket (yes, I counted). The hard part is to find two socks the same.
Why is this hard?
Where have they gone?
Will they come back?
Where is the laundry fairy when I need her?
The laundry room (and the overflow of dirty laundry in my bedroom closet), is my greatest challenge of keeping the house. True, there's a lot of laundry to do. Every day. Miss a day (which I often do) and pay for it for the rest of the week, or maybe the rest of the month. Sometimes it feels like I'm drowning. Possibly the dirty towels will squeeze the life right out of me.
I've had closets larger than my current laundry room. Seriously. In my laundry room I have one washer, one dryer, a medium freezer, shelves above the w/d for storage (winter hats/gloves, summer pool towels, etc), four tall trash cans to sort clothing - two dark, one light and one white, shelves that hold baskets for clean laundry for all children and a 6' bath rod to hang clothes on. And thank goodness I'm not a large person, because there's only about two feet to turn around in the middle. So it seems I'm doing all I can and utilizing my space efficiently.
All ideas and suggestions are welcomed.
I still hate going into the laundry room. I've tried to re-adjust my thinking. If I'm in doing laundry, then the kids won't find me. I could hide in there for days, right?
Wait! What's that I see outside? By the trampoline? Is it a bird, a plane? Well I'll be darned! It's another dozen socks!
Maybe they will be a match for some of the 112 in the basket.