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I Am A Superhero

I Am A Superhero

by Gina Valley

I am a Superhero.

This might be a sign of impending cataclysmic event.  You should probably stock up on bottled water.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Gina Valley I Am A Superhero Unending LaundryI can hardly believe it.

I finished all our laundry!

Well, except for the bedding.  Everyone’s blankets need washing. The pillows need laundering, too. Some of them are so lively that they sing my kids to sleep.

And, the slip covers on the sofas and the footstools. Those all need the refreshing a bath will give them.  I can’t remember what color they‘re supposed to be.

And, the clothes my kids have spread all over their bedroom floors.  Some of them are so grungy that they can practically march themselves down to our laundry room at this point, but they steadfastly refuse to do so.

And, the kitchen rug.  It’s got an “Is that food or did someone track something in here from the zoo?” kind of thing goin’ on.

And, the pile of dog-drying towels on the patio chair by the back door.  Even when they’re dry they smell like wet dog.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Gina Valley I Am A Superhero Unending LaundryAnd, the living room drapes. Do you think the spider that has covered them with cobwebs also grabbed a marker and drew the pictures of exploding eyeballs all over them?  It almost looks like a dust covered paisley. Maybe I should leave them alone. Another couple weeks and sod might spring forth from their folds.

And, the 2 dozen or so socks crammed under the shoe rack on the porch.  I’m hoping the neighbors think those are some sort of exotic spring bulb.

And, Son#1’s pile of sweat rags in his gym bag.  Now I know what a tomb smells like.  I will not be the pallbearer for those.

And, Son#2’s mud soaked sneakers.  Because he would have “looked like a doofuss” if he’d put on his water shoes instead while they were hunting tadpoles.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Gina Valley I Am A Superhero Unending LaundryAnd, last but not least every hat in the hall closet and all the clothes in the dress up trunk, because the kid down the street who’s given my kids head lice 3 different times was over playing dress up yesterday.

So…

Anyway…

I finished all our laundry.

You just have to understand that by “all our laundry” I mean “all our laundry that was piled up into a possibly wiggling, definitely gravity-defying mountain in our laundry room.”

Yeah.

I finished all our laundry.

I am a Superhero.

Which, now that I think about it, means I have more laundry.

I wonder how often I’m gonna need to wash my cape.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Is your laundry always growing?  Do you sometimes think someone is sneaking in extra from the neighborhood?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

For more laundry laughs click over to some of my other posts.  As always, the extra click to get there counts as cardio:

Stupid Washing Machine

The Dirty Laundry Road To Spiritual Enlightenment

Socks Are The Devil

I’m Not A Complete Idiot!

Thank you for reading! I’ll meet you over there!

10 Responses
  • Rachel
    May 19, 2013

    You are a superhero in my book, because a) you are way ahead of me in the laundry department and b) I thought this post got more and more hilarious as the list went on!

    • gina valley
      May 22, 2013

      Thank you for the compliments, Rachel!
      I do love those rare times when I’m caught up with the laundry (or anything!). Now if I could just figure out a way to stay that way!
      I’m so glad you enjoyed my post!

  • Nick
    May 20, 2013

    We all take our victories where we can get them. Good job on the laundry! Our particular struggle comes in getting it all folded and put away. Its really kind of sad to go from a “possibly wiggling, definitely gravity-defying mountain” of dirty laundry to a gravity-defying mountain of clean laundry.

    • gina valley
      May 22, 2013

      Thank you, Nick!
      We struggle with the folding and putting away thing, too. The giant pile on the sofa drives me nuts! But, it’s often like pulling teeth to get everyone to take care of their clothes. At least the clean laundry smells good! :o)

  • steve shapiro
    May 27, 2013

    T’Heck with the compliments. I live up the coast from you and I’m still calling the Health Department on your place!

  • Jennifer H
    May 29, 2013

    LOL Whew that was a lot of hard work!

  • Pamela R
    May 29, 2013

    Oh I’ve had that SUPERMOM feeling too once — =)

  • Christy Garrett
    May 29, 2013

    It seems like laundry is never ending. When you think you are caught up, here comes another pile or two or three.

  • Lexie Lane
    May 30, 2013

    Awwww… I can totally relate! This IS a super hero deed, that’s for sure! If everyone else in your house knew just how long it takes to match socks!

    • gina valley
      June 2, 2013

      It is amazing how much time we spend taking care of the laundry. That’s why it drives me crazy when I find stuff still folded tossed into the dirty laundry because someone didn’t want to bother putting it away. Someday they’ll have kids and it’ll happen to them! Lol!