Monday, July 28, 2008

Piles of Laundry

Jaye is right. Why do I do their laundry? Aren't these kids old enough to do their own laundry? At least I don't fold it any more - just sort it, throw it in the washer and in the dryer, and then pile their clothes all in a big pile on their beds so they can take care of them. Still, when I'm piling these huge piles of clothes up, I begin to wonder. Why are there more clothes than there were days in the week? Could they possibly have worn all these clothes?

But, I have this big, front-loading washer that can hold a lot of clothes. While it only uses enough water for the amount of clothes in the load, I hate to wash less than a pretty much full load. It still uses the same amount of electricity, regardless of the size of the load. Wash a full load, it runs for 53 minutes. Wash 2 shirts, it runs for 53 minutes. That's why I still wash their laundry.

And when they're gone? I'll have to figure that out when I get to it.