I actually like to do laundry, wash, dry, and put away. I hate to iron. I love the summer to be able to put the clothes on the line. Right now I can't get them out w/ one arm, so all wash is in dryer. Last yr my washer died, I had to wait for new one, I had to bring to the laundromat for months, then bring home to use my dryer. Then my dryer died and I had to bring it home to put on the line. Thank God it was summer. I do on average 5 loads a day. I need those appliances, especially right now. I am the one-armed bandit right now.
My mother didn't have a w/d when I was little, all done by hand and out on the line. When my younger sister was due, they got the set and what happiness. My DM always did laundry, she had a lot of diapers to do, plus the rest of the stuff. And she loved to iron YUUUK!! I find that I get overheated and sickish when I do have to iron.
I love the smell of the bleach, and the soap and softener. It is probably the one chore that gives me a contented feeling when it's done. The other housefrau stuff doesn't have that swing. I'm just grateful it's done. I clean because I don't like dirt, I am not a Domestic Goddess.
God bless. Alice.
I am like the rest here alicat, my brood have grown and left home too, but I still have me and hubby.
I love sheets hung out in the winter Marlee, when you put them back on your bed..........oh my...there is nothing to describe the smell of linen sheets and silky nighties that have hung out in the crisp clean air...ahhhhhhhhhhromatherapy at it's best.
Speaking of diapers, and most times I try not to, I used cloth diapers on all my children. I would dump, rinse, soak and wash also in Dreft. I was allergic to Ivory as a baby (and a host of other things), so I assumed my children would be, too. They all have sensitive skin. Anyway, my younger sister had her 1st child 2 yrs after I had my 1st. She started on cloth diapers and planned to have a service p/u. She got all her stuff back. They told her she had to dump them first, and rinse them before they would wash the diapers. She was so angry, she refused and bought disposable from then on. She called me up and asked if I seriously cleaned the diapers before washing them. That was why I didn't let her baby sit for my children. I had to give my nephew his baths for awhile, she was afraid she would hurt him. We had to have a Parenting 101 class.lol. Otherwise, I wouldn't have had time to care for my family.
I hadn't thought about that in awhile, still makes me laugh.
I am certainly getting my morning chuckle!!!
It's nice you can laugh now Karen, that had to be devastating though, to have all those diapers and then not be able to use them
You were like me....very young and single mother.
Alice LMBO!!! your daughter was hilarious. She sounds like me with my experience with my very first baby. Funny how we can be intimidated with a person that weighs less than 10 lbs
My funniest laundry story is one time I went to my parents to do it, I was almost 18 at the time. I put way too much laundry soap in, and the bubbles came up in the downstairs bathroom toilet!!! It was an old house, so obviously there was some questionable things going on with the plumbing when we think back to it now.
Aicat and Dagger
I feel for you though, (hugs) When my house was full I remember that overwhelmed feeling very very well...I came to realize that laundry has no beginning and no end
Keep your chins up (keeps the dirty laundry from your nose)