I used to only do laundry on Mondays. Domestic Duty Day. I could clean the house and do all the laundry in just one day. For years I've been hanging on to the idea of Domestic Mondays. Baby one came along and we noticed an increase in laundry, but Mondays were still fine. Baby two, more laundry. I could get it all washed on Monday, but inevitably a basket or two would sit around for a few days. Baby three. Wow! There's a lot of laundry! An idea that my husband has been mentioning for at least a year filtered through my thick skull today... every day is laundry day with three kids.
I really hate laundry, so this realization makes me very sad. I do not want to do laundry every day. Sometimes I'll watch guilty pleasure shows like Desperate Housewives while hanging and folding, which eases the pain, but most often if the tv is on the children come 'round, so off it stays.
How does a domestic goddess stay motivated? It should be intrinsic for a true domestic goddess, but it isn't for me. It can be learned! There's a book that helps... check it out to the left. I love it!
A final question: Why is it that men seem to completely forget how household appliances work after they get married? (A wonderful exception to this is the stove and oven, of which my husband makes tantalizing use).