“My second favorite household chore is [laundry]. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.” -Erma Bombeck
In a nice change from diving into my work week, which involves a lot of laundry, James, Ethan, Sean and I are taking a trip to Ikea with grandma this morning because she wants to pick up a few things and is not yet comfortable driving on the freeway to the Seattle Ikea. It’s a bit of convoluted route to get to it and she’s still settling in and finding her way around since the big move from Ireland last year. She’s been doing great so far and I’m very impressed. Even I hestitate when it comes to driving to Ikea.
Ethan is thrilled at the thought of the road trip. He adores grandma and our Odyssey, so it’s a huge thrill to combine the two :)
A recent photo of Ethan enjoying time with grandma.
Then I hope to finish switching out all the children’s seasonal clothing. I’m almost done. I started last week. I’ve gone through all their summer clothes and removed items that will be too small next year. I went through their winter clothes and did the same. Then I looked through our boxes of hand-me downs to see what fits now. I’ve taken stock of where there are gaps.
All I have left to do is move on the small clothes and buy clothes to fill in their winter wardrobe. The boys don’t need anything and the girls just need new underwear and some leggings. Not too bad!
As I’ve been working through the clothes I realized that I’m getting better at managing how many clothes they have in their drawers at one time.
I’m starting to get a better hang on rotating clothes so that I don’t have a ton of laundry to do, because we all know that children will cycle through as many clothes in their drawers as are available to them. Sometimes all in the course of one day. The more clothes they have, the more laundry I have. Ashley and Caitlin are just starting to realize that it also means the more clothes they have to sort and put away in their rooms come laundry time. A fabulous realization that makes paring down their clothes all the easier :)