But I don't think it's my fault.
Most of what I have to wash was probably clean and just thrown onto the ground in a hurry when the kids were trying to get dressed (27 times a day). So what started out as clean, soon gets trampled all over the floor of their room and makes it necessary for me to just scoop it all up in frustration and head to the washing machine. Really, it's better than sniffing through each item of clothing to see if it's clean. Who wants to do that...especially with underwear? Gross.
So after I folded yesterdays laundry, and complained to myself about the enormity of the job, I decided to share with you just a tidbit of my burden. I counted JUST the clothing items that belonged to my BOYS. Here's what I put away, lovingly, back into their drawers without a vocal complaint. (lots of internal grumbling, though) One weeks worth of clothes.
19 various pajama items
3 long sleeve shirts
4 hang-up shirts
3 dress pants
Did two boys really wear 36 t-shirts in one week? I think not. Excessive messiness. And that list, is the major reason why my kids are grounded FROM their room and why I dread laundry day so much.