Sunday, October 4, 2009

cleanliness sucks

I'm doing laundry (totally sucks by the way). Whoever decided we can only wear clothes for one day needs to be stung up in the street! How do we get dirty? Most of us don't work out in the fields, we work in a nice clean office (or vehicle). There are "dirty jobs" (I love that show), but for most of us don't come home covered in filth. So I ask again why do we wash clothes every single time we wear them?

The conclusion I have come to is this... to drive mother's crazy. I spend 40 hours a week working, every lunch break picking up the house and thawing out dinner and then most every weekend cleaning the house and doing laundry. I have two kids, the amount of laundry they produce, you'd think I have five. I had shirts STILL FOLDED in their basket. My 7-year-old daughter tells me "it fell on the floor". I about blew a fuse. The floor is CARPETED and I just swept! AAAAHHHHHH!!!!

So it's 10:15 at night, I have a load in the washer and a load in the dryer and one I should be folding and yet still one more to wash. Where does it come from?!?!?!?

Ah well, I suppose I have a whole lot more respect for my mom and all the laundry she did. My dad HAS a job where he comes home dirty and there are four of us kids and we were rough and tumble playing outside all the time and getting dirty, so I guess by comparison I have it easy.

I think I used to like stuff clean, but since I had kids cleaning is about last on my list. But with shcool, sports, homework, church, choir, work, dinner and construction on the basement; my house is in a perpetual state of chaos and I rather enjoy it. If it comes down to making the bed or playing "monster under the cover" with my daughter, monster wins everytime and it takes an hour to make the bed. If I have laundry to get out of the dryer and my kids are sitting in the laundry baskets pretending they are flying jets or sailing ships then laundry will sit in the dryer for while.

I guess that's what happens when you become a parent. You forgo cleanliness for all the little fun things. Cause after all when I'm 80, I won't think about how clean my house was at 30, I'll remember all the times I played hide and go seek with my kids or let my son cheat at board games.

So I guess, all I need is a house in chaos and happy kids. I'll clean when they move out, they'll be less laundry then too.