Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Dirty Laundry (in the Twilight Zone)

I run the dishwasher and do the laundry EVERY SINGLE DAY. But no matter what I do, my kitchen sink looks like this:

and my dishwasher looks like this:

My dirty laundry hamper looks like this:

and my washing machine looks like this:

And it's even HARDER to get all this crap done when outside, it looks like this:

But really. What the F? Does a small family of three (one of them pint-sized) really generate this much housework? We don't engage in multiple wardrobe changes (at least Ian and I don't) and we try to re-use our glasses and sippy cups. Must I continually, indefinitely, and incessantly run the dishwasher and clothes dryer to maintain the delicate balance of an unchaotic home?

What's going to happen when Baby Holland comes? When I have to start cleaning bottles and breastpump parts again? (Oh lord, the breast pump!)

Sometimes I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. I do the all the dishes and put them away, only to open the dishwasher and find it FULL of dirty dishes again! Wet towels and toddler pajamas leap out of the dirty laundry basket and haunt my every step.

It's just creepy, that's what it is.

Anyone else getting spooked by the ridiculous amount of dirty dishes and laundry created by your family?

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  1. lol My place looks like that all the time, and there's only 2 of us! It seems like every night someone comes in and puts dirty dishes in my sink.

  2. Ha, glad I'm not the only one! I hope one day we catch the bastard who's putting the dirty dishes in our sinks.

  3. I can totally relate! Don't know if it's out of necessity or my OCD, but yeah, all the freakin housework never seems to end.

  4. Yeah, no sooner do I hire a cleaning lady, when I realize what I REALLY need is a live-in maid to do all my laundry and dishes. Actually, that, and another person just to follow my daughter around and clean up the mess she leaves in her wake!

  5. Good for you for hiring someone! Mine comes every other week and I swear, it's the best day ever. I wander from room to room admiring her work.

  6. Ok mine is only coming 1x a's time we get on the program!!!