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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Laundry Day (Photo Hunt:Narrow)

Narrow stripes of soothing colors,
stiff cloth
supported by narrow strips of
honey-colored wood--
so simple in its aesthetic appeal.
Our laundry basket
was part of a renovation
to make our bathroom into more of a haven.

And yet with every toss
that narrowly misses the basket,
the clothes continue to pile up.
And I come
one. narrow. step. closer
to losing my mind.

An empty laundry basket--
such a hollow mockery
of my narrow ambitions
for tidiness.

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ellen b. said...

That's great. You might want to try a basketball net fabric next time. Maybe they'll be more inspired to get it in the basket! :)

shoohao said...

Great photo for this week's theme!!
Mine is up too!

the teach said...

Great photo! poetic description! Excellent!:)

Rebecca said...

We need to work on GETTING a hamper. EEKS!

MultiplesMommy said...

See, I thought the hamper was just a statue, a beacon if you will, that indicated the general area which accepted laundry contributions. But you're saying the laundry is supposed to go IN?! Huh. Go figure.

Heather said...

Giggle. I can can imagine. The kids get it in the basket in the bathroom around here, only because it is the nook by the door and if you miss there is no way to get out the door. On the other hand, the one by their rooms seldom holds the laundry, it just kind of watches over it.

Andrée said...

As we age we give up a lot of those ideas LOL. And then we're alone and we wish we had those messes again. You won't go out of your mind. You'll have wonderful memories of this time.

WillThink4Wine said...

This reminds me of my childhood. I'm the oldest of 8 kids.

Perhaps my Dad's method of training us to pick up after ourselves will be of interest to you. If he found something out of place it would simply "disappear", never more to be seen. It didn't take long for us to catch on that if we didn't value our things, why should he? He assumed if they were on the floor, they were trash.

I can't say it worked as well for the boys, but the girls are all neat-niks.

Karen said...

That is seriously the prettiest laundry basket I've ever seen. lol And your story ... GREAT! I smiled throughout the whole thing.

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Joyismygoal said...

we have lots of near misses in our laundry area too fun musings

MommyTime said...

Ah, Ellen, if only it were that easy. The biggest offender is my husband...

MM and Heather, it's almost like you live in my house. A beacon to watch over the laundry, yes, that's exactly what our hamper often is.

Karen, thanks. It came from Ikea.

Thanks to you all for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Utah Mommy said...

Great shot! That reminds me i need to do some laundry of mine too lol! Happy weekend!

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...


Good "narrow" post, though! :-)

MommyTime said...

Thanks, Lotus. Me too.

denz said...

wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture, indeed you have a great post! keep it up!!!

here's mine:
Happy Weekend Everyone!!!

Dragonstar said...

Well at least it looks good! You make 'narrow' work well.


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