Saturday, August 15, 2009

Laundry Therapy

Does anyone else enjoy doing laundry like I do? It is my favourite household task and I actually look forward to it. There's a certain meditative quality about it ... the gathering, sorting and folding. It's guilt-free TV time - folding the contents of three really big laundry baskets piled high on the couch, into individual, uniform, stacks of wearables (from jeans to unmentionables).

It is a satisfying task - transforming piles of uglies into fresh, clean smelling stacks of pretty. With laundry there is a beginning and an end. The nanny we had for the kids for a year when they were little had served in Belgium at one of the embassies, and she was a cleaning/laundry master. She taught me to fold underwear into perfectly uniform packets that tacked in the drawers perfectly -- just like in the stores.

So tonight as I folded, contemplated and watched Nights in Rodanthe (for the third time), I felt a certain contentment and peace. My family will have nice clean clothes to wear and I can once again see the floor in the laundry room. And hey - it's cheaper than therapy.

1 comment:

  1. Funny! I love to do the laundry. My mother-in-law teases me all the time, and really doesn't understand how one can enjoy doing the laundry. That's one household chore that I've not been able to share with my husband...


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