The children were home this weekend and we had a great time! I convinced them about how much fun it could be to clean and organize their rooms. We spent a good portion of the day carrying laundry baskets to the basement, cleaning out the clutter, carrying laundry baskets to the basement, getting rid of broken toys, putting toys in specially marked storage bins, creating cozy stations in their rooms, carrying laundry baskets to the basement, sweeping floors, and carrying laundry baskets to the basement.
When we were finished their rooms looked wonderful and as a special reward I added cute touches to their walls. The younger boys had peel and stick Cars (R) wall decorations, my 14 year old had some Green Bay Packer clippings framed, and my daughter got all her bonnet girls put up on the wall. (after living here for 2 years they were still in a box – oh and we’re planning to move soon! ha ha) When the walls were duly decorated and I was satisfied with their rooms I told them all to go outside and enjoy the afternoon with their friends.
As for me, I headed to the basement to wash a load or two of laundry. My bloodcurdling screams could be heard across the neighborhood as I reached the bottom step! WHERE did all this laundry come from? As I started the sorting process I came across articles of clothing that I swore I had never seen before. Whose yellow shirt is this? And how did a size 6 months baby sock get in with my children’s clothing – surely my kids ages 5, 7, 9, and 14 could not fit into something that small!
After more than an hour of sorting laundry it finally hit me; all their clothes had been left unattended, hiding on the closet floor, under their beds, shoved into the toy boxes and these places were a perfect breeding ground for mating. Yes! My children’s clothes had been doing the naughty thing and mating with each other right under my very nose – that surely would account for the size 6 months sock that I had found; it was a baby that hadn’t had time to mature before I found it.
The point of all this my dear, fellow, single mommies is: do not leave your children’s clothes unattended in the multiple hiding spots they seem to find in your children’s rooms. You will surely end up with a mountain of laundry that you’ve never laid eyes on as well as the occasional immature baby sock.
Have a great Monday!