Monday, June 8, 2009

Momma Needs Gets a New Pair of Shoes?

Years ago, I started claiming every non-clothing item that came out of the washing machine/dryer. All of this was in an attempt to get everyone to check their pockets before letting them land on the floor in the laundry basket.

I have found many things...some of which my children don't know about...some that gave me great insight to their lives. Chapstick, rocks, cell phones..OOPS!, small amounts of change, keys, and notes of the love kind....just to name a few.

Not only did my children learn to empty their pockets, they learned at a fairly young age how to do their own laundry and it didn't hurt them one bit. I like to say that it was an important step to independence.

There were and still are times when I will help out when entertainment calls louder than laundry or when laundry becomes overwhelming...welcome to the life of a mother.

But today, after a long weekend away...just wait until you hear about that, I found the mother load lode. Not a load of laundry...well, come to think of it....there were several loads, but a load lode for mother. Look what I found...

Mother load lode, indeed! Don't you agree?

I'm not sure if it was left in the dryer after the "only bird left in the nest" did some laundry while I was away or did my hardworking, world traveling, steel toe boot wearing, tree frog catching husband leave the mother load in his shirt pocket...his favorite place to carry bills.. one that spend, not the dreaded mail invader type.

Both, husband and son, will probably claim it, but there will be only one truth!

Maybe, I don't have to tell either one at all. If I keep the laundry done, my husband will have no need to go to the laundry room to claim the mother load lode and it will be a couple of weeks before my son's floor basket will be overflowing.

So...does Momma need get a new pair of shoes?

If the shoe fits, wear it well!


Amber said...

I think you should have titled this "My daughter needs a new pair of shoes?" I need to get someone in my house who leaves money in their pockets...I may need to put an ad in the paper!