« 0 to 60, the Post Holiday Frenzy | Main | Just me and the wildlife »

January 08, 2009


Daisy, you are so totally wimping out. The girl knows how to do laundry- and if she doesn't march her down and teach her! This is ridiculous. She is home all day and you are out working. Now tell me who should be doing the laundry!!! And BTW- what is the condition of her room? The incentive is working on Rosie and we got another area (almost) cleared out last night!

Oh, my. I don't do my kids' laundry, and they're still living at home! I think Ora's on to something: she's home, you're not -- she should be doing YOUR laundry. And no, I'm not kidding. She really should. You can tell her we said so.

I have to agree with Ora and Ilona.

It only takes a few minutes to show them how the machines work and it saves years of aggravation for you.

And trust me, if her only choices are to do her own laundry or walk around in dirty clothes, she'll do it.

I'll join the chorus. My daughter has been doing her own laundry since she was 12 and I found folded up clean clothes in the dirty clothes basket because she was too lazy to put them away.

If she asked me now (she's 14) when I was gonna do laundry 'cause she's out of clean clothes I would give her a list of chores as long as her arm and tell her to get her lazy, ungrateful butt working.

I have to agree with everyone else, my brother and I started doing our own laundry when he was seven and I was ten. When my brother started doing laundry he had to stand on a chair in order to reach the washing machine. We learned how to take care of and appreciate our clothing and we learned time management. P.S. I was also doing my own ironing by the time I was twelve or thirteen, I hate to iron and it really influenced what I wanted to wear when I was a teenager.

I can sympathize. Mine's a frehsman at college. when I moved her into the dorm in September I showed her where the laundry room is, bough her plenty of detergent, and told her she was on her own. I don't think she's done so much as a single load of laundry at school, she's come home so often this semester that she's managed to avoid the dorm laundry room...I won't do her laundry, but she's suckered my sister into doing it for her. Ugh!

Works for me! I handed off a batch of family laundry to her yesterday. The odd part of her request is that in the summer, she does her own and asks if I need her help with the rest.
No more wimpy mama! I'm inspired!!

both my girls do their own laundry these days.

in fact, the roo-girl comes in search of OUR laundry when she needs to do hers because i have trained her not to do loads that aren't full!

score one for mom!

To Daisy - Okay good...I was a little concerned you might have felt like we were ganging up on you.

Nothing of the sort...just think of us as a chorus of supportive voices.

That's the whole point to this blog, right?

Oh my stars.......we went on vacation to a cold climate and I had no idea we had so many clothes. I started washing on Monday and I'm still at it...no way. I prefer to do all my laundry in one day, wash, dry, fold, put away....but this big pile of stuff... I don't know where in the heck it came from.

No more Mr. Nice Mom! That's it! but first we have to get the Christmas tree down...I was sick of it a week ago, and had no time to take care of it.

The comments to this entry are closed.


ugg boots




Advertise on MCMM


Subscribe with Bloglines

View blog authority

More parenting videos

Tour, Tour Reviews, Travel Guides, Places to see - RubaRuba Ponzi Tree Contest - Tours, Tour Reviews, Travel Guides

Blogger Black Book Member


propsnpans button

pbn button

MSU button

modmom button

GMF Button

CMP button

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

A place where working moms connect