Monday, June 20, 2011

A Very Boring Post

Have you seen my pile of laundry?

No, you say? Because you're sitting in front of the computer screen and my pile of laundry is in my basement?

Well, that just shows how much you know! Go to your window, or better yet, step outside. If you are east of me, look west. If you are south of me, look north. If you are west of me, look east. I doubt too many of you are north of me, but you know where to look if you are.

Did you look? Did you see it? That laundry pile on the horizon? It's visible from the moon, so I know you can see it.

This is the kind of laundry pile you get when:
1) you are gone for five days with five children.
2) one of your kids wet the bed before you left on your trip.
3) two kids wet the bed when you got back from your trip.
4) your swimsuits didn't dry before you left the hotel.
5) your two-year-old decides it's time to be potty-trained, but doesn't have a clue about getting to the toilet in time to pee.

For those of you who are wondering:

Yes, I survived our trip to Boise.

Yes, "survived" is the best word to use.

Yes, I was crazy to go. Absolutely crazy.

Will I go next year? Probably.

I'm leaving on another trip on Thursday and this one is BIGGER and LONGER. This one is to Hong Kong. I'm going with my almost-ten-year-old daughter and my littlest, five-month-old daughter. The other three children are staying home with my dashingly handsome sidekick who is especially dashing because he's now on summer vacation.

So, if I seem to disappear for awhile it's because I'm doing laundry-- trying to make a dent in it so I have something clean to wear on the airplane. I know my mom will take care of us when we get there, but I don't want to leave the DHS with this mountain of dirty clothes. That would not be nice of me.

Hong Kong is technologically advanced, so I will be online while I'm there. But I'll be playing a lot, so ... you know how that goes.

Okay, enough procrastinating. Back to laundry now.

What's on your horizon?


  1. You're so cute. I know you'll love HONG KONG with the girls. How fun!
    I've taken to waking my children in the middle of the night during summer to keep them from having accidents because they are drinking so much.

  2. What's on my horizon?

    Ah.....laundry, strangely enough!
    Did 3 loads this morning, hung them on the line then went to work, cos my class had their final exam today. Got home to lashing rain, and nobody had thought to being in the laundry!
    Why? Cos they were sitting at computer screens!
    forecast for the next 3 days is? Rain, rain, rain.

    Hop that makes you feel better.
    And i don't have a basement, they don't do them here, no idea why.

    Enjoy HK!

  3. I know that pile of laundry. The last time I had that much I ended up going to a laundromat in hopes of finishing it before the weekend and a new set of guests.
    Have fun in Hong Kong.

  4. I'm so glad Hong Kong is on the horizon ... By the time you come back, DHS will have taken care of it all. Hey, he'll only have three kiddos to wrangle, so he'll have plenty of time to do the laundry, make the beds and potty-train the 2-yr-old.

  5. I hear ya on the laundry!

    Have fun in Hong Kong!
    ~ Wendy

  6. Sounds like we are living in some similar households. I have a two-year-old who has decided the same thing and definitely has no clue. Just staring at the clean pile waiting to be folded. Ignoring the dirty pile up in my bedroom (who needs clothes, right?). And listening to the washer scrub away at the soiled bed sheets from last night.

    Fun stuff!

  7. Wow. I wondered whose laundry pile could possibly be bigger than mine. good luck. I know you'll need it. And have a fun trip.

  8. It sounds like it's time to buy some more clothes, Amy. That's what I do in situations like that. :) We'll miss you when you're in Hong Kong. But knowing how much you are going to enjoy the trip makes me smile for you.

    Have a wonderful time!!!!!

  9. Oh no! That sounds like a mess! I swear, half the water being used up on this earth is coming directly from my home. We do 3 loads a day in a house of 6 people. I have no idea how it gets piled up this way but it does.

    I think it is getting better now that my younger twin brother and sister have grown up and turned 10. They don't make so many messes anymore, thank God.

    Hang in there and God bless!

  10. I remember those days! Now I'm down to one kid and he does his own laundry. Good times!

  11. Visible from the moon. Ha. Yours and mine both.

    Why do laundry and writing seem so mutually exclusive, hmm?

    Found your blog through Krista V. Cheers!

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