With three kids, a husband, and two dogs, the amount of laundry in my household is often overwhelming. I probably average about 2-3 loads a day with a day off here and there. It can be intimidating especially when you have towels and sheets to wash. Laundry for a household of five is a daunting task! We also live in Ohio, which means the change of seasons. With the change of seasons, comes the heavy winter laundry. A couple of sweatshirts and a few pairs of jeans, and you have one full load. Granted, I do not have a high end front loading machine, I have do have a High Efficiency washer, but the normal top load model.
I think my boys (now 5 and 8) feel guilty when they bring me muddy clothes. It means more laundry for Mom and isn’t she always hanging out in the laundry room anyways? My response to them? I do not mind muddy laundry. I will do muddy laundry anytime of the day. You know why? Muddy laundry means my kids were outside playing and having a good time. It means they were not stuck in the house (as we so often are in the cold months) playing videos games. Truth be told, I LOVE muddy laundry. It is part of parenthood, part of having boys, definitely part of having fun! So whenever my boys come in the house with muddy knees and muddy sweatshirts, I gladly point them to the laundry room and tell them to leave their clothes in there. Mom will take care of the muddy laundry, it doesn’t bother me at all. Really. It. Does. Not!