Sunday, August 12, 2007

Where did all of these clothes come from?

Ugh. I hate laundry. I actually enjoy the gathering and sorting of laundry into mountains in my living room. I tell myself that I am helping the kids learn their colors as I yell out, "Find all the white stuff!" while I dig under beds and search behind furniture for lost socks. They think that it is tremendous fun to plow through 315 University of Michigan t-shirts and Paizlee's teeny tiny onesies.

As I sat pondering the mysteries of how long it would take to dry all of these clothes in 105 degree heat, I had an epiphany. If I got rid of some of these clothes, then my laundry sentence would be reduced! Thus, the purging of the closets began.

Apparently, Brad has an affinity for really old Reebok t-shirts and plaid button-up Kurt Cobain style shirts that I was blissfully unaware of. Who knew? I have never seen him wear any of these shirts, but we have moved them around with us each and every time that we moved into a new house. Um, that's 5 times that I have packed and unpacked those things without once wondering, "Hmmm... does he even wear this?" So, needless to say, Brad's wardrobe has been cut back considerably. **coughcoughwithouthimknowingitcoughcough**

The closets in the kids rooms have been emptied of all clothing that no longer fits or has spaghetti-o stains. 246 pairs of shoes that they grew out of in 10 minutes have been added to a very large Hefty bag. Paizlee has outgrown all of the 0-3 month and 3-6 month outfits that we bought for her, so I sadly added them to the growing piles of unwanted clothes. The maternity clothes are gone as well. Now I just need to drive to Goodwill. Maybe there is a good home out there somewhere for my reindeer print maternity pajama bottoms. Just maybe.

Do I really think that this will help me with the laundry situation? No. But, it did keep me busy enough that I didn't have time to do laundry today and, obviously, that was the point all along.


Angela said...

Laundry is evil. It sucks time out of each and every one of my weekends....grrrrr!

shopgirlaudi said...

LOL...I don't mind the laundry so much, but boy do I hate going through the closets and purging. There is always just way too much to go through:(

My husband has tons of clothes he NEVER wears that he needs to get rid of. Maybe I'll do it for him;)

BB said...

I am trying to picture Brad, in his flannel, singing Smells Like Teen Spirit into a hairbrush microphone.
*collapsing in a fit of hysterical laughter*
better get rid of those shirts Estee

Heather said...

OMG! You prorastinate too!?! LOL I was going to do laundry but I ran out of time to do it today because I am here talking to you! I'm guilty of going through DH's closet without him knowing. It gets awkward when they ask for something you got rid of though!!!!