Monday, April 19, 2010

I'm on strike!



I'm finished, paid the piper, jogged my last mile, crossed the finish, performed, waxed off, accomplished, nailed the coffin, played out, vidi, and vici! I told my family no more. I was done with doing laundry and that they were not allowed to wear any more clothes! Yep, you heard right! I told them they had to walk around naked from now on because I am sick and tired of always living in the laundry room! I cannot believe how the laundry seems to grow right before my eyes. Just when I think I've made a dent and I can almost see the bottom of the basket, out of no where comes this huge laundry dragon with his fierce red eyes and spitting fire at me!

Claire changes her clothes every time she goes to the bathroom and not because she has an accident! She just gets tired of her outfit. You might think I could just toss it back into the drawer right? Of course not, she has managed to get God knows what on it and into the laundry basket she puts it! I have to say, at least she's got that part down. When James heard me say he had to walk around the house naked he turned absolutely white as a ghost. He looked at Jim and said, "Dad, is she really serious, I can't!" I of course being in my new home, the laundry room, let out a guttural laugh at which point he became even more terrified! I think he was freaked at the thought of seeing his mother naked like the day she was born! But hey, that would scare even a blind person! I am just so tired of being the only one who knows how to do laundry around here! I said hey, "If you want clean clothes you need to figure out how to wash them!

So do you think I was a little harsh or right on the money with this one?

Well, don't tell my family but I guess I will go hang out in my little home today and fight off that mean old dragon!

15 comments:

Vic said...

That def. sounds like me and my little girl-what is it with dirtying clean clothes!

Stephanie said...

Oh, the evil, dreaded laundry monster. Able to duplicate itself faster than a field of bunnies. Sigh. Sometimes I'm right on it and get a load a day done, and others, not so much. I'm with you! The MINUTE Katie can reach those buttons, she is doing laundry! My poor son - he reaches them now ...

Mandi said...

Dude, laundry just sucks. Right there with ya. 'Specially since my baby girl poops on her and me daily. Just wait for THAT picture.

Jenglamgirl said...

HATE LAUNDRY... I don't mind the throwing a load in and the fresh smell, but YOUR RIGHT... it piles up right after you finish that last load and fold it. MY HUBS AND I WORKED A DEAL... I will always clean the kitchen and do the dishes, and he has to fold and put away the laundry. He doesn't mind the laundry so I SAY GO FOR IT. It works great for us thus far. I don't mind doing the dishes, I HATE LAUNDRY.... AND FOLDING IS THE WORST. If you do choose to go naked please close all the blinds and curtains. HA! Jenn

designdazzle.blogspot.com said...

I have the same problem with my girls. Fortunately, my son was inclined to wear the same outfit for days : ) If you get this figured out, you could solve world peace : )
Toni

Lynn said...

I am another one who hates doing laundry!! I have procrasted all day here dreading to go in my bedroom and sort out our (my hubby's & my) laundry and get the laundry machines started.. Seems like laundry day takes FOREVER to get and be done!! Gosh, if we didn't have to grocery shop or do laundry, how less stressed we'd all be!! Boy, I'd love that!!

Have a great day!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

I hear ya. I am still trying to tackle Mt. Laundry. I don't think I'll ever be done :(

Good luck..

Stephanie said...

Ah hope everything works out. I'm so glad I learned how to do laundry. Helped so much in college.

Jeanne said...

Interested in two dragons?? I can tell you Claire at 5 is going to be a whole lot more at 15. Get ready! Poor James! I took my 10 year old son to get his cricket uniform today and the woman in the shop suggested that now that he is 10 he will need a cup. She proceeded to take out a pair of under wear in one hand and cup in the other and I thought he was going to pass out on the spot!

If I were you I would grab the wine ( I shouldn't say that) and plop yourself in the laundry room or....you could do squats while you fold. Personally...I would go for the wine. Now this is why we need the B-Well Report!! You are going to have to watch me :)

Jeanne

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Ugh! Hate the laundry. Actually don't mind folding so much, but I HATE putting it away!

Debra said...

I'm with Jeanne- grab some wine and start folding-it will be less painful this way- believe me! B-Well~
Deb

the treat girl said...

I've often mentioned to my family I'd like them all to wrap themselves in tin foil and throw it away at the end of the day for a week! NO LAUNDRY!!! They won't play along :(

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Ha! We have the same problem over here, my kids want to change clothes all the time. If they wash their hands and get a speck of water on them, they want a new shirt. It gets crazy but then, I found the ultimate solution...my hubby does all the laundry.

Thank you for the support on my store!
~Michelle

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Bridget said...

I think we are long lost sisters! I go on laundry strike at least once a week. I don't mind washing, actually I prefer to do it so no one screws it up, but I hate folding!

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