But First, Laundry…

Laundry… Without it, we’d all be naked. Or just really stinky from wearing the same dirty clothes every day… Or broke from buying new clothes every day… 

Admittedly, there are days when I feel like all I do is laundry. Wash, dry, fold, repeat. Seriously, how many pairs of leggings can a kid wear in three days? And pajamas! Why is it so hard to get the top and bottom into the same load?!

But I digress.

Though it feels like I spend all my time and energy doing laundry, I know there are other things I get done through the day. 

Like food prep. I mean, what’s the point of wearing clean, white clothes if you don’t spill mustard on them? Kids gotta eat, Momma’s gotta eat, husband’s gotta eat when he gets home from work… And then dishes. Which, admittedly, would be a lot more miserable less fun without clothes as a barrier between me and the dirty, soapy water ricocheting off the spoon.

And then housework. We need a clean foundation for all that sweat, dust, and Windex, right? 

And errands, so people don’t give us dirty looks at the grocery store, the post office, and (how could we forget) picking up the dry cleaning!

Laundry is (pretty much) an essential element of life, right? But if we truly spent all our time doing laundry, we wouldn’t have time for the things that matter most. Like snuggling up with the kids in clean pajamas under a fresh-scent blanket to read a book at bedtime before tucking them in to clean (enough) sheets, praying, kissing them on the forehead, and heading down to the basement to start all over again.

 

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