Today was laundry day. I don’t have a set day, I just kind of pick and choose, as the laundry piles up. I try to keep it so that I only have to do one or two loads at a time, so that makes laundry day a three or four time a week thing.
Maybe I should change the name to laundry week?
Anyhow, laundry day here is actually kind of fun. The kids always help, as it’s a part of their ‘chores’ I have them do. They each get a basket and fill it with their clothes. Claire typically changes into her worker costume and pretends she’s a garbage man.
Luca gets pretty excited about laundry day. As I fold his clothes, he looks at his pile and says, “YOU WASHED MY SPIDER MAN SHIRT! THANKS MOM!” “My socks are clean! Thanks, Mom!!” or my favorite, “YOU CLEANED MY MONKEY UNDIES! THANKS, MOM!” And he gives his undies a nice big hug.
At least they’re clean.
Maelie on the other hand tries to help by handing me laundry or just walking off with it. Sometimes it’s a pair of jammie shorts that she will put around her arm like a purse, or she’ll sometimes put underwear on her head.
Again, at least it’s clean, right?
And after all of the laundry is folded, the older two have to put it away. They sort it by tops and bottoms and undies and socks and then put it away.
Seriously, people. Start young. Right now it’s a fun game. I’ll enjoy it while I can.
As a side note, when we came home from the gym, I stuck Maelie in her highchair in the kitchen and gave her a bowl of mandarin oranges. I figured that’d buy me a few minutes so I could switch a load of laundry.
When I came up the stairs, Mae had not only finished her oranges, but she also figured she was done sitting in her highchair and decided that she could get herself out.
So, imagine if you will, me walking up the basement stairs and as I get to the top, Maelie is literally hanging on for dear life to the tray with her little legs dangling a few feet from the ground.
Just yesterday I found her in the pedestal sink in the bathroom. I have no earthly idea how she did that. The bowl of the sink comes to my hip. Just to give you an idea how tall it is.
I really should think about attaching a camera to her for a day, just to see all the things she does and sees. It would make an awesome documentary.
(Also, super shout out to Miss Sarah, as it is her FIRST BIRTHDAY! Go wish her some love over at Jessica’s blog!)