I can't keep up! I am lucky to get to my own laundry, at least every other load is for the girls. And it seems like once I get their laundry in, dd1 has an accident or dd2 blows out or spits up.
I had no idea two kids would mean 4X the laundry.
Heh, I know what you mean!
My limiting factor was burp cloths, because Cassandra is a spitter and I only had 12...so I went out and got 24 more. Now I can wait until she's running out of weather appropriate clothing or blankets instead. Every day or every other day was getting pretty old.
Thank goodness Brayden is down to once a week unless he has an accident in bed at naptime.
I hear ya!
I'm so bad about staying on top of it, and moving it through as soon as it's done.
I folded and put away a load last night (that had been sitting in the dryer for a day or two), and right now there's half a load waiting to be put away and another superfull load in the dryer.
I usually run out of blankets first (we swaddle DD2 in a receiving blanket at night), or socks for DD1 (she takes them off all over the house, and I can never find all of them when I'm doing a load!).
Seems like the rule is that the kids wait till you've just done a load before they make a big mess/wet the bed/have a blowout/spit-up all over. (Just like they wait to poop till you've just changed their diaper, right?)
I am pretty much doing a load every day or every other day. We run out of swaddles and burp cloths quickly so I have to wash them all the time. Brandon only needs one load a week or every two and Chris and I each have about a load a week, plus another load of towels. I'm lucky that Chris helps out with the laundry so it's not as overwhelming, but I have been doing a LOT of laundry lately.
Lenora & Chris 01.16.10
DS Brandon 05.13.07
DS CJ 10.06.11
*Co-moderator of January-June '07 and September '11*
OMG!!! I have clothes in the wash!!! AND I PUT THEM IN YESTERDAY!
Time to run it again!
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
Owner/Operator of Peacock Baby
With four kids and being married to a farmer I need to stay on top of it or it would be a nightmare. I wash Clara and Markus's clothers separately with baby detergent. I do about 2-3 loads a day and the boys help me fold and put it away when they come home from school so we are always on top of it.
Yep, lots of laundry here too! I am pretty good about keeping up with it now. Washing it doesn't bother me but folding/putting away is definitely the not so fun part. Add in cloth diapers and keeping everyone's sheets clean...ah!
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011