I Love Doing Laundry!

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My friend Maria has four children spaced out evenly, two years between each. She’s one of those perfect mothers who are at ease with just about any parenting task. Her kids are well-behaved, well-dressed and well-taken-care-of. She is my idol.


And so, when she told me that she loved doing laundry, I stopped and listened to her. After all, laundry was a household chore that was going to be a part of my life for a long, long time. She said there was something soothing and satisfying about it. When she folded all those little kid clothes – ranging from nine months to five years-old (gulp!), she savored the scent and feel of each and every onesie, little pink socks and pint-sized pants and shirts. As she folded each article of clothing, she visualized her child and smiled at the memory of them in the outfit. And that’s how she learned to love doing laundry for a family of six.

I’m not kidding you. That’s how perfect this woman is.

Laundry was always one of my most dreaded tasks. It just reminded me of a bottomless pit. An endless pile that never diminishes. Like shoveling the walk while it’s still snowing.

But, after talking to my friend Maria (who has twice the number of kids as me, I might add), I realized it wasn’t too late to rethink my laundry logic. It wasn’t just about folding and sorting, but about finding the right detergent that’s gentle, but still can tackle the toughest of stains.

Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby is recommended for babies who are starting to crawl (good on grass stains!) and helps remove 99% of baby food stains. Plus, it’s got that great Baby Fresh scent that makes you realize it’s not all about grabbing what’s on sale. It’s finding what works best for you and your baby.

I will never be Maria. But, I actually do love doing laundry now. I think about the days ahead when my kids will be grown and gone and it works. I’ve learned to appreciate what I have here and now, even the piles of laundry.

What are you favorite laundry tricks?

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