A friend in college would often quote his grandma on this one.
I’m going to crypticize the statement since I’m a prude.
“You know what happens when you assume? You make a first-three-letters-of-assume out of u and me.”
Assuming gets nobody anywhere.
And usually causes trouble.
A big part of this deslobification process for me has been accepting that assuming I know when it’s time to clean (or more often, when it’s NOT time to clean) only gets me into trouble. Routines help me fight my assumptions and keep our house away from Disaster Status.
Like Laundry Day today.
Last week was
Wed Wibbon Week, ugh . . . Red Ribbon Week. (Seriously. Try to say that ten times in a row.)
As the kids all had various anti-drug programs at school, they also had fun dress-up days.
Dress up days mean evenings spent scrambling to find team shirts and mornings spent frantically searching for that other cowboy boot.
They also mean uniforms which were washed last Monday (last Laundry Day) didn’t get worn. Which means they’re all clean. Which means I assume . . . I could get away without doing laundry today.
I assume that if a week’s worth of school clothing is already hanging in closets, ready to wear, we could probably scrounge around and find enough socks and undies to make it for the next seven days.
But I know how wrong these assumptions always are. Just look at how I roll with doing the dishes.
So last night, we sorted laundry like we do every Sunday night. And lo and behold, there were six loads of clothes and towels that need to be washed. Which is pretty much the same amount of laundry we do every week.
Which does make sense, since there wasn’t even one Go N*ked themed day last week.
So doing the laundry today (it’s 9:47 a.m. and the third load is in the washing machine) means I won’t have TWO weeks worth of laundry to do next Monday, which I ASSUME would make me want to crawl back into bed and cry myself to sleep.
And there’s the added bonus of knowing (not just assuming) everyone will have clean undies every single day.
Yay for that.