I'm thinking about sewing little magnets into my kid's clothes so that their dirty laundry will automatically fling itself into the metal laundry basket.

What do you think?

I've already tried buying a bigger laundry bin. That didn't help; the dirty clothes are still all piled around it.

What's up with this anyway?

Why is it so hard for kids to take off their clothes and put them in the laundry basket?

Actually, why is it so hard for kids to turn off a light when they leave a room?

Why is hanging up a wet shower towel on a bar so impossible for children to figure out?

And why is putting a coat on a hanger such a hardship for my offspring?



12 thoughts on “Ranting

  1. Sounds just like our house. Must be some virus on the street. We also have shoeitis. Very worrying shoes left all over the place.


  2. I don’t know, but my Mom gave me a choice (I was 7 and cared): I could do my own laundry and put it away or I could go to school with dirty, wrinkled clothes. Since I cared, I started doing my own laundry – under supervision. I make my 7yr old son tote his own to and from his room. We’ll see how long it lasts.


  3. Well, my mom took everything that was on the floor, put it in a garbage bag, and gave me 48 hours to claim it and put it away. After the first bag went to Goodwill, I learned my lesson.
    Just a thought 🙂


  4. My kids can’t do any of those things either. I think you just need to turn the entire house into a laundry bin. That way, they can’t miss it. If you find a way to solve these problems, share. I will be waiting.


  5. I think it’s a universal disease kids go through, much like chicken pox were before the vaccine. When they invent the vaccine for this I’ll be the first to shove my kids into the needle.


  6. Well my daughter is 4 and it has started already but I am hoping that with some training that there might still be hope. As for my husband, I have given up hope LOL.


  7. Give up.
    Teach your kids to do their own laundry, and don’t worry if their room is messy. When they run out of underwear/towels, they wash their clothes.
    End of story.


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