Guess What I should be doing about right now?
Yup. Laundry. I know it needs to be done and yet here I sit. I haven’t even made the bed today if you must know. I did run a couple of errands though–does that count? I also looked at some lovely bedrooms on Pinterest where the beds were made. My pretend Pinterest house is looking amazing these days! Wait, where was I? Oh yeah, the laundry that seems to get lost in the land of Pinterest and really for me, the Internet in general. I’ll go tend to the laundry in 5 more minutes, I think.
The next thing I know it’s the next morning with my oldest son telling me that the reason he still isn’t dressed is because he doesn’t have any clean underwear, or socks, or shirts, or…you get the idea. Does that ever happen at your house? Honestly, I have even had the same issues with my own clothes. You’d think I’d be smart enough to at least get my OWN laundry done.
I guess because it is part of taking care of our family to make sure they have clean clothing that fit. Do I ever apologize when those mornings happen where all the clean clothes are not in their proper locations? I should have taken care of this and I’m sorry. Nope, it’s more like SIGH…stomp downstairs to open the dryer (sometimes praying for there to be some clothes inside the machine) and search. My solution has not been the simple just make sure the laundry is done approach. It’s been the “check before you go to bed that you have clothes” approach. That does give me time at least to throw in a quick load if needed but wouldn’t it be more peaceful for us all if the laundry was simply done so the stress didn’t have to happen in the first place.
Putting my family first means that I need to find a way to give as much loving attention to completing my family’s very real pile of laundry as I do to my maintenance-free Pinterest home.
(You can read other posts in the 31 Days of Putting My Family First series here)