Mar 242014

I am sure you are getting sick of me yapping on about how I am a stay at home dad.  What can I say, it’s what I do.

Today I want to address a topic that I have mentioned before in a short Migraines and Laundry series.  This post will be short and to the point.  Even if you do not stay home, Dad’s are supposed to help with laundry!  It probably will not even give you a migraine.

I don’t want to get preachy here and I don’t want to have a bunch of  “help your woman” posts but, there are some things that need to be addressed.  When I first got married I had hardly ever done laundry.  My mom did it all for us and I was darn near clueless on how to load and wash clothes.

There came a point in the first year of my marriage when both my wife and I were going to college and working where I had to learn to do laundry or go without clothes.  Simple as that.  And guess what, laundry is easy to learn and easy to do.  If I could only get the drive to fold I would be golden.  Don’t like to fold.

If you have kids, you will know what this next section is about.  If you don’t have kids and think you may have ahandle on Laundry, you are wrong.  No could be wrong, no maybe wrong, you are WRONG.  Kids, even little tiny ones, generate so much laundry you will wonder why your washing machine doesn’t say tilt at least once a week.

It just gets worse as they get older but your saving grace will be when they get 8 or 9 and can help with the laundry.  I have one there now.  And she is going to get all of the new baby’s clothes.  Bwahahahaaha!!

Seriously, laundry is a big task.  It is hard to keep up on.  It is never ending.  It is necessary.  If the machine is sitting idle, go throw in a load.

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  3 Responses to “Dad’s Are SUPPOSED To Do Laundry!”

  1. I learned to do laundry in college also and then when I was single and working. I do some of it still, mostly because my wife can't be bothered with boosters and softeners and bleaching T-shirts. I just do the parts that need my attention and don't say anything. And it was more of a burden when the kids were little.

  2. With a new baby on the way I imagine our laundry will increase dramatically.

    However, I see that there's just household jobs. Not mum or dad jobs. You help each other.

    It's a great opportunity you have being able to be a “stay at home” dad and I think you make valid points here.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Good point, things like this are just jobs that need to be done. Like dishes. The baby will increase your laundry like crazy. There are nights you will go through 2-3 pajamas and 2-3 sheets in the crib. All you can do is keep loading the machine. Congrats on the new one, kids are fabulous no matter how much they increase the laundry. Thanks for stopping by!

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