Oct 18 2013

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Five Minute Friday: Laundry


Sometimes, I want to set a secret camera throughout my house to prove my laundry theory. There are people in my house who are putting perfectly clean, or mostly clean, laundry in the dirty laundry basket. They think about wearing something, and in it goes. Oh, that towel touched the floor, in it goes. I wore that top this morning and chose to wear something different in the afternoon, and in both of them go.

I'm not sure what I'd do if it were proven to be true. How in the world could I stop it? I suppose I could put some sort of list of requirements before it goes into the laundry. Maybe something like this.

Laundry must meet one of these requirements before being put in:

Visible stain or dirt


Been worn for more than three days

Towel used for drying clean body more than twice.

Yes, that would be awesome. And then maybe, just maybe, I could have a day that the laundry would be done.

Ah, the fantasy of it!

We're like laundry

By BunBun (11)


Sometimes, or rather, most of the time, we're like laundry.

Do you know why?

It's because we sin, and get really dirty and stained, so a once beautiful cloth becomes ugly.

But God loves us, so he washes us clean again and again, so we become beautifuil and clean again.

I know this sounds wrong, but it was by his own son's blood that we became clean.

God loves us.

Remember that He keeps cleaning us, day by day, so thank him, right now.

Laundry is worst when…

By Bear (9)


Laundry is worst when you are playing Legos happyly and mom comes in and says that there is laundry to do.


Be sure to check out tomorrow's post for CAKE Writers: Bear and BunBun.

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  1. Becky Wenrich

    I like your laundry rules! We usually say that if it passes the stain test and the smell test, I’m not washing it. But our daughter’s only three so she’s not a huge offender yet. 🙂

  2. Eric Siewert

    this is the best theory: There are people in my house who are putting perfectly clean, or mostly clean, laundry in the dirty laundry basket.

    thank you for sharing…and your laundry guidelines 🙂

    1. Cheryl Simpson

      No worries. Getting the crew to follow the guidelines is another story.

  3. kerrybeck

    You make me laugh…especially waiting 3 days to do laundry. We did all sorts of things as the kids grew up. They took turns doing everyone’s laundry for a few years. Then, they begged to do their own laundry (as teens). I said yes, as long as it was a full load. We often folded laundry while I read aloud.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Cheryl Simpson

      The laundry “rules” are just a fantasy. Inevitably, someone needs something washed “TODAY!!” I have the kids help me with folding and putting away. I secretly hope that, that will discourage the indiscriminate laundry basket filling. It doesn’t. On the flip side, I find obviously dirty clothes packed in dressers. (Probably from a “clean your room now” mandate.)
      Thanks for stopping by.

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