Thursday, January 3, 2008

Rationally Complaining?

I did 4 loads of laundry today and put one of them away! Woo hoo for me. There is a basket of folded socks and hanging clothes on the couch, a basket on the floor under it with t-shirts, a blob of clean boy shirst, pjs and socks on the dryer, some clean shirts and pants in their room on the floor (where it can't be seen of course or tripped over) and sitting in the dryer is Butterfly's bedding. I am still playing catch up from our trip. While in my room I was thinking well, the clothes are clean... and I grabbed an assumed dirty shirt of Expresso's off the bed to toss in the dirty hamper only to find it grossly overflowing... sigh. I wonder where oh where do all of these hideous clothes come from... not my house. I can hear the comment now, "Do I have any clean jeans?". Will it ever stop? Will I ever catch up? I want to rip through everyone's drawers pulling out all of the items that are cluttering up and causing havic in my laundry room/kitchen. Really, do we really "need" all of these clothes?

Do you ever do that? Just complain until you have found some rationality. I write a lot of invisible post like these only to delete them or have them sit in "drafts". I decided to allow this one to pass through the gates of publish. I am sitting at my kitchen table with my bible opened to Genesis 6. I wasn't going to blog right now... how I started I can't really tell you my fingers just started dancing.


Katie & the boys said...

Hmmm...did you steal this post from me? heee heee...I certainly could have written it. And the previous one as well about being a nightowl but yearning to be an early bird, that's me too!
Elizabeth George has an amazing study on praising God in the morning, it's all about priorities. I think once my children are a bit older and it's not a complete oddity to get 8 hours of sleep, I think that's when I'd be able to focus on getting up very very early and worshipping. I find that when I try to do that, I'm dragging all day due to plain, lack of sleep. So, instead of 5 or 6, I'm reading my devotions at say 7:30 and praying through the day. Elizabeth George is very encouraging to moms...she often says that she would pray through laundry time, or during different wifey tasks (my term,not hers) and it really became a ministry in its own right. I'm really learning...hope you don't mind me adding so many words to your comments!
Praying for you...

Stacy said...

You are too funny!

I have recently been eyeing everyones stuff at my house and trying to decide what should go. It is just so hard to keep the house clean when there is a lot of stuff everywhere!

A while ago I read about a lady who put her kids clothes in tub in the top of the closet and left only 3 play outfits and 3 nice outfits in their drawers. She said it really helped with laundry and also with everyone getting ready quickly in the morning.

I don't know if I could go that low , but I've been thinking about cutting the clothing items down drastically.

Hope you have a great day,

crystal said...

Mount Washmore! I am so ready to throw my kids dressers out the door. Sometimes I think if I see one more dirty sock I will scream. But no we keep on washing. Someday they will be old enough to wash them theirselves and I'll wonder what I am going to do with myself..