My kids have officially survived week one of our summer experiment. I decided in the last week of school to put away all but one week’s worth of clothing for them.
I could be imagining it, as I tend to do that, but my laundry load seemed smaller today.
However, my 6yo had no clothes to wear today until the laundry was done. This has been the hardest on him, for some reason. He came to me on Saturday, and said that there were no more clothes in his drawer. That was when I explained that I had only put 8 outfits in his drawer at the beginning of the week, which he agreed should be enough . . . y’know . . . because of the 7-days-in-a-week-thing. Knowing Monday is laundry day, having 8 outfits made total sense to him. I pointed out that most likely, he had worn several outfits in one day, which tends to happen after going swimming. Hopefully, he’ll be more conscious of wearing the same thing after swimming that he wore before from now on. We’ll see.
Another issue we faced with him is that he’s still at the age where he has several matchy outfits. The only two things left for him to wear on Saturday were pieces from two different matchy outfits, that did NOT match each other. At all. In fact, it looked pretty ridiculous. But I held my tongue, as he didn’t care one bit, and we were going to hang with family, who also didn’t care.
As far as laundry goes, I did run two extra towel loads last week because of all the swimming. I haven’t come up with a great drying spot for four large towels. The kids have been hanging their swimsuits on their initial hooks, which is working great, but I’m afraid that the towels would be too heavy for that. So, for now, I’m just washing the towels more often. Besides, I may have been known to instruct a kid with a pool-induced-boogie to go wipe his/her nose on a towel. Selfishly, it’s easier to do that than to strut this mama-body out of the water and to the bathroom to get some tp. And I know, I could bring tissues, but paper products rarely enter this mind during pool-prep-time.