Thursday, June 20, 2013


Ok, I have to ask you all a question: what is your least favorite household chore??

My current personal nemesis is laundry.  I have no trouble getting the family's clothes washed and dried in a timely manner.  But I truly, deeply HATE folding them.  No matter how often I mention it to the offending parties, almost everything goes into the wash inside-out, so it's a time-consuming chore to fold.  At the end of the day when I have the time, I don't want to deal with it, so the clean laundry pile accumulates.  I'm not such a bad mom for periodically telling my kids to dress themselves from the clean laundry basket, am I??

I'd rather scrub the toilets, dust the baseboards, bleach the showers AND deal with all the dog-fur dust bunnies in my house than look at one more inside-out kid sock right now!

What's your bête noire??


  1. Consider that your children are old enough to fold their own laundry. I think my mother may have been brilliant by being awful at laundry, so I started doing my own at a very young age. You may not want them to do all of that, but they could certainly fold it. A way to earn TV time? (The best thing to do when facing a big pile.)

    I actually kind of hate cooking now. I never thought I would feel that way, but I do. And I hope it passes.

  2. I've been known to grab whichever child happens to walk by first during the folding process and hand him or her all of the socks to sort out! Perhaps time to expand to further delegating...


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