The Dirty Laundry Road To Spiritual Enlightenment

The Dirty Laundry Road To Spiritual Enlightenment

Dear Family,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in the maintenance of our abode.

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 Family Laundry Hamper  Floor Refrigerator Door Outerwear Photosynthesis Germs Dirt Letters to My FamilyYour efforts have made our home the socially, spiritually, and scientifically significant example that it is.  To that end, I have considered the rules which were set forth to guide our behavior into a mutually beneficial, harmonious melody, and have decided that some changes and recognitions are in order.

Firstly, I would like to thank you for choosing the floor and not the hamper.  I don’t know what I was thinking with that hamper thing. Your creative use of floor-based laundry storage has been thorough and inspiring.

No longer must the dog waste valuable time in efforts to pry the lid off of the hamper in an attempt to get at your aroma dissipating castoffs.  Now, he can simply snarf up one of your unmentionables from your bedroom, the bathroom, or, especially delightfully, the kitchen floor anytime he needs a snack without risking life and paw by trapping himself in the lid to the hamper.  Again.

Also, traipsing over your outwear, which you have so artfully laid about covering the floor of the hall to the laundry room, lifts me to a higher spiritual plain, as I can’t help but echo choruses of  “Hosanna” each time I trod across your coats and jackets.

Further, I would like to recognize your decision to leave the refrigerator door open at all times as a truly inspired safety conscious choice.  It will shave valuable seconds off of our refrigerator access time, in the event of a refrigerator access emergency.

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 Family Laundry Hamper Floor Refrigerator Door Outerwear Photosynthesis Germs Dirt Letters to My FamilyI applaud your recognition of the value of all living things, and apologize for my insensitivity to your respect for all life and your desire to preserve and protect it.

I recognize now that your refusal to dispose of things beyond inedible is not laziness, but rather a moral decision.   Rather than a speed bump on the way to a sanitary food storage realm, I should consider you a conscientious objector to the war to eradicate life forms my culture of cleanliness has taught me to fear.

I suppose I must admit that to assume that all dirt and germs are bad is microscopic profiling, and, profiling is wrong.

Moreover, the open refrigerator door is a boost to the science experiments that seem to be growing in the formerly shadowed back of the refrigerator, among the life encouraging containers of goo that you have so conscientiously preserved.  The addition of the photosynthesis opportunities the open door policy provides has encouraged the development of a diverse array of refrigerator based cultures and populations.

I am looking forward to the higher grades you will achieve in science this term based upon the amazing projects you can develop and study thanks to this open-door and non-throw out policy.

Love,

Mom

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Is your family filled with budding scientists and ever-helpful social guides, too?   Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it!

gina valley

From where I stand, y’all are doing an excellent job!
But, at least I’m never bored! And, since turn about’s fair play, I don’t feel quite so guilty for all the challenge I create for the men in my life!

gina valley

Thank you, Susan! I’m always happy to get to share a laugh with you.
I keep telling myself that I will be bored when the time comes where everything is put in its place. But, I wouldn’t mind being for a day or two right now! 🙂

Andi-Roo (@theworld4realz)

I am very lucky in that 19yo son pretty much does whatever I ask him to, and he has zero problem helping out around the house when he’s not at work, college, gym, or volunteer coaching at the high school. My 8yo daughter, on the other hand, is a goofball who hasn’t figured out yet that the world is NOT her oyster. I told her to put away her laundry, and she just looked at me like I was insane. “Why do *I* have to put away my own clothes?” she asked. I told her if she didn’t appreciate that I washed, dried, and folded them for her, I would be happy to throw them out in the mud. And then I swear I’m not even lying — she had the gall to roll her pretty little eyes at me. That was a wrong choice. Grounded from the Wii for a week and STILL had to put her own clothes away. I’m so abusive, I know. WHATEVER! Glad I’m not the only mom questioning the sanity of my children, Gina!!! Thanks for that!!! 🙂

gina valley

My oldest is pretty good about cleaning up after himself, too. But, no one else, not even hub, is inclined that way. Sometimes I think maybe they are running some sort of test to see how much mess it takes to totally freak me out!

I’m always amazed by my kids obvious feelings of “put-outness” at having to put away clothes I washed,dried and folded or hung up for them, too. How could I possibly think they should be bothered with something so crass as putting away their own laundry! For shame!