My Laundry Room: The Vortex of Doom

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Mummy Confession: This is my Laundry Room. The never ending vortex of doom.

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It just keeps piling up. The job that’s never done. And it’s funny. All of the kids are sick now, plus one teething (ie “don’t you dare put me down or leave me alone, and you can forget about an easy sleep.”) and one toilet training (ie. “I’m big and I won’t thoroughly soak my bed linens every night…”). This means the laundry is constantly piling up and never-ending.

As a matter of fact, just after waking this morning, my baby coughed quite a bit and then threw up all over my face and chest. He did the same yesterday. What does that mean? More laundry.

Rather than look at this insane pile and be completely overwhelmed (which I am every time I open that door), I’ve decided to try to think positively about what this room means.

Here are three reasons why  when my laundry room is overflowing is a good thing:

1. It means I can take care of my family. My kids. My husband. I am so thankful for them all. And doing their laundry means they are (other than the minor cold) healthy and home. Safe and secure.

2. We have.  We have clothes. We have towels. We have blankets. We have a roof over our head. We have a sanitary place with clean water to wash clothes. We have what we need.

3. My kids are learning, reaching milestones, and growing. Yes, there will be some set backs and wet beds, but soon enough she will be accomplishing far more than I can imagine.

So regardless of the laundry that just keeps growing, I can be thankful, grateful for the things we have. And hopefully this thankfulness will stay with me until the sickness passes, and I conquer the vortex of doom.

How can you look at seemingly negative events or things in your life right now and be thankful?

13 thoughts on “My Laundry Room: The Vortex of Doom

  1. This post made me feel better, because I’m always behind on laundry. There’s always something in the dryer, something waiting to be washed, stuff piled up. 🙂

    • mummyconfessions says:

      I would love a dryer! But I think half our clothes are “no tumble dry” anyways! It would probably speed up the laundry process!

  2. Rochelle says:

    My laundry is always out of control, but mostly because I prioritize it last. I love your perspective of thankfulness.

    • mummyconfessions says:

      Thank you! Yes, it’s not on the tip top of my list either, so generally what goes out of control quickly!

  3. I sympathize with you. I have a teething babe too! I love the reminder to redirect our frustrations.

    • mummyconfessions says:

      Teething babies are so grumpy…mine hates sleep even more when teething!

    • mummyconfessions says:

      There seems to be a lesson in just about everything, eh?!

  4. So much truth here! I like to think that when laundry piles up it’s because I’m too busy being there for my children, doing what they need in the moment. Someday, there will be a lot less laundry, but I hope my kids have great memories of their childhood. In the meantime, it all gets done eventually and no one is going to school naked 🙂

    • mummyconfessions says:

      Haha yup! They have more than enough clothing to make it through the week!

  5. Love the title of this post!

    So when my kids were more in this baby phase, every now and then we would treat ourselves to laundry service, yes its an expense but one that might be worth it! I have realized sometimes things that will cost money, but save sanity are worth it!

    • mummyconfessions says:

      Thanks! I’m definitely glad there are services out there for it!

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