Laundry Can Be Fun
Laundry. probably the most loathed chore in most households.
I used to have a sign in my laundry room that said something to the effect of the load will always be there, but my children will not. Yes, that sign ( which sounded like a good idea when I printed it ) had the power to simultaneously justify my procrastination and make me want to go cry in my pantry eating some Brookside chocolate Acai berries. Ha! Needless to say I ended up throwing it out when I thought of something crazy:
Why not do laundry with my girls?
Why wait until nap time to do it? Nap time is waaay to sacred to waste on laundry! Anyway, I started doing laundry alongside my little ones and we love it. Some days we get it done and are ready for a new week and I'm over here doing a victory dance like #winning. THEN. Then there are days like this - days were the underlying message of that old sign fills the atmosphere and the room is now a place of adventure where flying clothes and giggles become weaved into the fibers of their memories. Ah, these are the moments I love the most - moments of joy.
Of course I grab my camera for a quick capture and then join in on the fun... then we pile it all back up.. fold and put away. After a while, I go back and look at the images, and a tear streams down my face because at the end of the day that darn sign is right... they won't always be little like this. I won't always have them here, but here I have this - this photo to remind me of ( what my daughter called ) the "funnest laundry day of my entire LIFE". A lesson learned for me - laundry can be fun... when you throw it at each other ;).