Mothering has always had the fabulous* effect of delivering humility regularly to my doorstep.

“When I’m a mother I will never…”

“When I’m a mother, I will always…”

“My kids would never do…”

Yeah, right.

(Note to self:  Use fewer definitives.  Always.)

Today’s lesson:

  • Even if you pat yourself on the back for your Mad Laundry Skillz
  • Even if those MLSses include regular use of bleach…
  • Even if you find an excellent price on some high-quality washcloths…
  • If said washcloths are going to live their days in a bathroom primarily used by boys…

If you fail to heed this lesson, you will end up with a half-dozen thick, soft, dun-colored washcloths, whose lack of white brilliance will regularly taunt you.


*can you hear the sarcasm through your screen?

About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on January 23, 2013, in Housework, Laundry, Motherhood, The Kids. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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