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I Fell Asleep Doing My Baby's Laundry. Again.

Updated: Mar 13, 2021

How does one little human have so many clothes?

I feel that I was more on top of things when Mason was 0-3 months old. Maybe it's because he had those newborn poops (I'll let you Google that one yourself) or spit up more often. Maybe it's because I felt more overwhelmed having to make sure this brand new little human was well-fed, sleeping, and breathing; plus, I was pumping every 2-3 hours. Maybe it's because people were coming over to meet Mason and I didn't want our home looking like a wreck. Maybe, maybe, maybe.

It's important to note that this isn't the second time that I've fallen asleep while Mason's laundry is in the washer/dryer. There are plenty of mornings when I've woken up, literally saying, "OH SHIT!" and hoping that I remembered to at least put his clothes through the dryer. And I know, it's not the end of the world, but as a mom, it's another responsibility that I have for Mason (my choice - I'm very particular about how laundry is done). Plus, I just feel guilty if he doesn't have something comfortable to wear even while I do his laundry. We're home due to the pandemic, so there is no need for Mason to wear anything even close to "smart casual." I suppose he could live his best life and just wear a diaper, but the boy likes to be cozy.

There are about 4 days worth of laundry in these photos. What's crazy is that Mason's hamper starts to refill almost immediately after I start the washer. I love his hamper because it's a neutral color, it has a lid and is very sturdy. There are no unpleasant bulges that often occur when cloth/canvas hampers get full. The lid is great because nobody has to see his dirty laundry. I also popped a deodorizer into his hamper to help with any other unwelcome scents.

I do hear a little victory cheer in my head when I finish something for Mason. I'm pleased when I see all of his fresh little tees and pants folded - except for his fitted crib sheet. I just don't have the patience to fold it properly, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

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