Hey, Mom & Dad: Here's Why Laundry Can Equal Happiness (Really!) by Michael Kennedy

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5 months ago
Hey, Mom & Dad: Here's Why Laundry Can Equal Happiness (Really!)

I was doing my umpteenth load of laundry for the week when these two little socks fell out of the pile – and the way they fell put a smile on my face. I was reminded although crazy, messy, sloppy and silly, these little people are all mine, and they will only go through this cycle of life once. Folding little shirts, hanging tiny dresses and matching mini socks suddenly became a happier affair for me. This is the only particular stretch of time they will be this little, this colorful, this cuckoo and this size.

They will soon outgrow this phase and the clothes they wore through them. It will turn into uniforms, bigger sizes (and smells) and eventually will go away. Seeing this, I also realized the washer, as well as life, should always be half full, not half empty. I try to live in these moments, smile and treasure the alone time, as it could all change on a dime – and it does.

This daily reminder is OK to me. Warm clothes from the dryer, music on and a beverage of choice in hand isn’t a bad way to slow life down and live the moment. Never thought I would say this, but I never want an empty washer. Clean rooms and siblings that get along maybe, but keep the laundry coming.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG, I love this! "Warm clothes from the dryer, music on and a beverage of choice in hand isn’t a bad way to slow life down and live the moment. Never thought I would say this, but I never want an empty washer." So great, Michael Kennedy !
Mike Prochaska
I been doing their laundry ALL day. Where was this tip earlier. It never ending!!! But I get what your saying. They growing way to fast and I hope
You drinking coffee! Keeps up
The good work Dad!!

I don’t want clear rooms
Either. It weird when there rooms are clean.
Michael Kennedy
Thanks Mike! Have a great week. Still getting slime out of my shoes from the weekend LOL...talk about laundry :) !
Michael Kennedy
Thank you! Had a busy weekend, but it's nice to check in and see a couple peeps like laundry now :)
Michael Kennedy
Thank you! Had a busy weekend, but it's nice to check in and see a couple peeps like laundry now :)
Holly Budde
Talk about changing your perception!! I absolutely *hate* laundry and have been dreading my loads this evening. now? I think I can do it with a better attitude
Michael Kennedy
Thanks Holly! Yes, it never seems to end for us, so I figured why not make the best of it :)
Meredith Schneider
So true Michael Kennedy! Folded kids laundry on the island in the kitchen yesterday afternoon, sipping my matcha tea while talking with the kids about their day. ☺️🍵

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