Thursday, January 29, 2015

outfit of the day(bird): airing my dirty laundry






jeans ~ Opitz
t-shirt ~ thrifted
booties ~ b. (a resale shop) 

I mentioned a while back that Chris lost a bet that required him to do all the laundry for the whole month of January. It sounds fabulous, no? Well, it hasn’t been the carefree month I had hoped for. I can assure you he has done none of these things intentionally, however, the man needs to learn a thing or two about laundry.
Since the beginning of January, he has:
~ shrunk one of my brand new sweaters (it’s Eva’s now)
~ waited so long to do laundry that I literally ran out of clean bras
~ left clean loads of laundry, unfolded, in the basket to wrinkle away
~ left clean loads of still-damp laundry in the basket to mildew away
I have helped him a bit, I will admit. When I would see a load in the washer, I threw it in the dryer because who knows how long he’d let it sit there. And when he didn’t fold the two loads of clothes sitting for days in the baskets, I will admit I took ONLY my clothing out and folded it. I’ll help him out, but he can still learn his own lesson of what happens when you don’t fold clothes right away. Stubborn of me? Yes. Did I feel a little guilty? Yes. Did I fold his laundry because of my guilt? Nope.
So this week ends the month of me not doing laundry. And I have to say it might be a little easier when I start doing it again*. Or maybe I’m just a control freak. You be the judge.
 xo,
megan bird
* For the record, Chris is amazing around the house. We each have things we normally do, and laundry just happens to not be his. But I don’t want to give you the impression that he’s useless. He is in fact, quite useful!


26 comments:

  1. I've been doing laundry since I was a little kid, so I never understand how people can be bad at it But then again there are probably plenty of things that I can't do well that are super easy for other people. Maybe laundry isn't the thing to bet on next time!

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  2. I've been doing laundry since I was a little kid, so I never understand how people can be bad at it But then again there are probably plenty of things that I can't do well that are super easy for other people. Maybe laundry isn't the thing to bet on next time!

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  3. Every time I tell my husband to try and do the laundry mistakes happen. 90% of the time I just do it myself. My Dad always told me, if you want something done right, do it yourself.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. Hahahaa this was funny. My laundry is piled up as we speak. That Freedom T-Shirt is simply awesome!

    Have a great weekend Megan and Nora!! =)

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  5. This look is amazing! It is making me want to cut up all of my T-shirts, love it! Oh boy, yeah, I do all of the laundry for the most part. Kyle will put a load in, or will put it in the dryer (if I ask), but he NEVER checks labels, or pockets, and clothes get ruined a lot. Also, he always leaves them in the basket, and then the cats get in them, so I wear a lot of cat-hair sweaters. Do you think that they do these things on purpose so that we won't ask them to do it again?

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  6. Psst... over here... Do you want to know a secret? Most men, when they don't want to do something (or resent having to do it), do the job poorly. Which usually results in their female partner getting annoyed and taking over the work. Which accomplishes the goal of getting out of doing the task. Don't know what's happening in your house, but thought you might want to know about this phenomenon.

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    1. I might sound like a doting wife, but Chris honestly would never do that. He's a people pleaser by nature...sadly this is just something he doesn't do well. But I do agree with you and Sara...it's a good strategy!

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  7. HAHA!!! My husband is the exact same way, bless his heart. Laundry is just not his forte.

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  8. LOL, Nate is pretty good at laundry except for knowing what should and shouldn't be dried in the dryer. Most all of his clothes can go in the dryer but some of mine can't and so when he's taken on laundry I've ended up with things that would probably fit Eva too. So I'm with you, I'd pretty much rather do it myself too!

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  9. That was a really nice disclaimer you gave at the end. This whole thing made me laugh though. I can totally see that happening! I love, love, love your hair by the way. That might be my next cut!

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  10. How chic are you?! Love this t-shirt!

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  11. Nothing against Chris but I totally saw this coming only because I could see Patrick doing the exact same thing. My kids actually do their own laundry (except for Reilly) and Patrick does ours too sometimes and sometimes they pull the same thing and it drives me nutso!! Cool to have the help though. At least they mean well right?? ;-)

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  12. Oh, I would have a really hard not just jumping in and doing it - good for you! My daughter actually learned a laundry lesson recently. My rule is that they have to bring their laundry over to the laundry room each Saturday. If it's not there, it's not getting washed. With uniforms, they have very little to choose from to wear to school. Avery had to wear the same dirty dress over and over again, until I made her choose a different dirty one to wear because it was about to walk to school on its own. It was hard not to give in and just do another load. But she doesn't forget anymore!

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  13. Oh dear!!!! Poor jumper that got shrunk! Ah well, hopefully Chris will have learnt his lesson!X

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  14. What an awesome t shirt!! You must have had some "warmer" weather. Ha ha. My husband, Rob, thinks he is a rock star when he unloads the dishwasher and brags about it. I give him a hard time and wish he'd do more around the house, but I only work part-time (from home) and he works 50+ hours a week + travel. So, I give him a break 'cuz he does do other things, like oil changes, taxes, etc. that I have no interest in doing.

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  15. You may have loads of dirty laundry, but it looks like you found something fab to wear! I have to smile as we have similar issues. Mark, too, is very handy and very helpful with certain things around the house. Other things... Well, he just doesn't understand there's a "proper" way of doing things. ;) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  17. Haha Chris and I may have similar laundry habits :)
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  18. Well it was a good idea in theory! That would drive me crazy though--I hate when laundry sits in the basket too long and gets wrinkled. I don't even let my husband change the laundry from the washer to the dryer--he'd shrink stuff for sure! And likewise, I don't touch the lawnmower :)

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  19. I'm terrible at it...met my best friend in college in the laundry room because I was so confused. My parents did everything for me, then my best friend helped me out and now my husband does it all...God forbid something were to happen with him, I would have to hire a laundress ;) hahah!

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  20. dang! i hate when a plan backfires like that. but loving the rocker vibes in these pics!!

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  21. i think the same thing would happen if chris did our laundry! i don't know if he'd get passed one load though!!

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  22. Ha! This so great. For some reason my husband & I just fell into a rhythm of doing our own laundry. We've just always done it that way. Now I do the kids' laundry, too, but rarely his. He's asked me a couple times & I've done it, but for the most part it's seperate. Isn't that weird?

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  23. Oh man, don't even get me started on the laundry. I've told my husband numerous times that hes' no longer allowed to do any laundry. You think he'd be stoked about that, but somehow he still manages to weasel his way in there to "do" a few loads. We have 2 big, hairy dogs who have their own blankets. I'm sure you can imagine their condition = covered in hair, mixed with dirt and dog smell. Well, this guy thinks it's perfectly normal to mix that in with our everyday clothes! I'm sorry, but washing machines aren't perfect and I have found dog hair on my clothes after a wash (with dog blankets mixed in). So gross. He's in landscaping and always has dirt on his hands/clothes...doesn't mind getting dirty so this little laundry issue really isn't an issue for him. I'm shuddering just thinking about it. Anyways.... :) -Misty @ www.momistabeginnings.com

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