Actually, my middle name is my former maiden name which is long, and German, and difficult to pronounce. It also led me to have a very unfortunate nickname in high school but, that's another post for another time.
Perhaps my middle name should have been rabbit trail.
Anyway, here's the deal. As you can probably imagine, we have A LOT of laundry in our house. Emphasis on A LOT which you probably already figured out because of the whole ALL CAPS thing. Anyway, I've found myself spending more and more alone time with my washer and dryer.
I had a feeling our relationship may have crossed over the line when I accidentally opened the lid to the washer during the spin cycle the other day and said, "Oops. Sorry about that." Out loud.
I swear I'm not making that up. I felt like I was interrupting a private moment.
All of this, plus the fact that the two teenage boys living in our house are now driving and holding down jobs, led me to believe it might be time for...wait for it...Dea and Darius to start doing their own laundry. Audible gasp.
Now, I know some of you are smacking your heads in astonishment thinking, "You're still doing their laundry?!? For Pete's sake already!"
But, I really thought, when they moved in, it was an act of service for me to help them in this way. Plus, I was already doing so much, what were a few more things? Well, let me tell you - their few more things make up about half of my laundry. And I'm thinking it's a way they could contribute to the running of the house.
My struggle is, I didn't do my own laundry as a child and neither did Trey. I kind of think it's just part of a momma's job.
On the other hand, a friend told me recently that what you don't learn at home, you pay someone to do later which would explain my need to purchase fried chicken.
Ok. So here's the discussion. Did you do your own laundry as a teenager? Do your teenagers do their laundry now? How's that workin' for ya?
I'd love your thoughts. Especially if you could deliver them without all the berating and comments like, "Aw, c'mon! Grow a pair!"
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