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  •  Does it make it any better if I confess it (11+ / 0-)

    generally takes about ten to 30 days to complete a load?

    1.) have child bring down dirty clothes (2 days)
    2.) hunt for stray socks and undies before starting load (1 day)
    3.) return three or so days later to discover clothes have a slight mildew odor. Rewash
    4.) either come back next day to put in dryer OR repeat step three
    5.) daughter pulls out one item she needs from the drier, dumping everything else on the floor.
    6. If clothes on the floor get kicked around the house, go back to step two. If clothes are still lying n the vicinity of the laundry basket, gather into basket and bring upstairs.
    7.) contents of the basket remain until daughter wears every item contained therein OR hubby is due home from four-week business trip and will notice the same basket of clothes that was there before he left. At that point, I feel compelled to fold and put away remaining items.

    First the thing is impossible, then improbable, then unsatisfactorily achieved, then quietly improved, until one day it is actual and uncontroversial. ... It starts off impossible and it ends up done. - Adam Gopnik

    by theKgirls on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 08:32:13 AM PDT

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    •  Were you a spy in my house? What I hated the (3+ / 0-)
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      most was finding my son's dirty clothes in the top half of the basket and underneath the ones I had folded and put in his room for him to put away.  I am embarrassed to admit that there were some clothes my kids outgrew before I could get them laundered, ironed and back in their rooms.  This was way before the time when wrinkled and torn clothes were the style and any self respecting Mom wouldn't send their child to school with holes in the jeans or a wrinkled or un-ironed shirt.  

      I know exactly what you are going through.  Hang in there they will move away way too soon.

      "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medication to the dead." Thomas Paine

      by My two cents worth on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 06:54:20 PM PDT

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