Monday, September 3, 2012

The Zen of Jammies

You wouldn't know to look at my house that I like things neat and tidy.  You wouldn't know that I hate to go to bed with a single dish in the sink.  Life happens.  You only have 1,440 minutes in a day (I just had to break out the calculator) and you have to use every one of them wisely.  Would I rather finish the dishes or blow bubbles in the front yard?  I will always choose the latter.

The crazy heat wave we have been enduring here in Los Angeles has everyone hyper aware of energy use.  Appliances need to used after 7pm; So, laundry has been a bit of a back burner.  It's ok.  Tonight I caught up on Sadie's hamper.  I had completely forgotten how much I love to wash her clothes.

Fresh out of the dryer - a jumble of color

Before she was born, I must have washed anything that said NB or 0-3 months a dozen times.  Wash, dry, fold.  Yes, I was on bed rest, so laundry kept me seated & busy.  Folding everyone of those little onesies.  Arranging and rearranging her dresser drawers.  Matching up brightly colored socks.  It's calming.  Cathartic.  Hopeful.  Children's clothes are bright and happy and soft right out of the dryer. How can you not have a smile on your face when you match up jammies with flowers and big bright dots all over them?  A tiny little break in your heart when you realize something is too small now won't fit her.  Folding her laundry is the perfect way to end any day.

Ready for the closet

Now would someone kindly put them away for me?  I would love to go bed now ....


  1. Putting them away seems to be the worst part! LOL! Can I ask a favor of you? Can you make your font bigger on your posts? Apparently, my eyes are aging. :0(

  2. B - what do you think now? Is that big enough? I only went up a little bit. Is it enough?

  3. Awww...that is so sweet. I may never look at doing laundry the same again! Love this! You have such a great way of expressing your thoughts, Chelsa! Have a great day & maybe sneak in a nap in the laundry basket :)


    1. Thank you K! It really only works with her clothes - all the other stuff that demands attention is not nearly as peaceful! Definitely catching a nap today ...