I promise, it’s not Laundry Week here at A Slob Comes Clean.
But really, I have to share the demise of my hamper. The hamper that my 10yo carried to the laundry room on Sunday night to sort clothes, only to realize the hamper was empty.
Y’know, because the bottom had fallen out.
I’m pretty sure the bottom fell out because the front fell off.
This is where I would insert the Mommy Lecture that begins “This is why we can’t have nice things!”
Except that the hamper hadn’t had a top in about ten years. Not since a certain very-pregnant-lady needed a place to sit right then only to realize this hamper wasn’t quite sturdy enough to hold a pregnant lady.
We kept using it, as a lidless hamper in my kids’ bathroom kind of made sense. With two boys, combining laundry management with basketball practice is the only way to go.
But now what do I do? Do I go buy a new hamper? Or do I choose practicality over beauty and just put a laundry basket in its place?
I think I’ll go with practicality. At least for now. Because if I let myself agonize over the decision, I’ll end up with a bathroom floor knee deep in dirty clothes.