Sunday, October 20, 2013

Laundry (five minute friday)

Laundry


When I am folding the laundry, a routine and “boring” task, I come across


A baby sock, yellow with stripes


Why is this in here? This is size three months.


I don’t have any three month olds in the house anymore.

I take a smell of it.  It is so small, it is so sweet.


That baby smell remains.


When I am folding the laundry, a routine and “boring” task, I come across


Spencer’s favorite gray jacket.  


It is faded and getting too small. But don’t tell him that.


He would wear it faded, dirty and shrunk.


When I am folding the laundry, a routine and “boring” task I come across


Hailey’s jeans, the ones she wrote on in 2nd grade.


And I told her we weren’t getting rid of them and she said:


“That’s ok, I write on them when I wear them still.”


When I am folding the laundry, a routine and “boring” task, I come across


Brooke’s many pairs of underwear(s)


Because she changes them five times a day or more.


She changes them every time she goes potty.


But I am ok without because underwear(s) are a small piece of laundry.


When I am folding the laundry, a routine and “boring” task, I come across


William’s blue rag quilt that my mom made him


Before we moved to Iowa and knowing she wouldn’t meet him till he was much older.


I smell it and it has the smell of new baby, fresh, soft, real.


And I wish my kids would stay these sizes.


3 comments:

Deborah Ackerson said...

nice

Joann Latimer said...

Ahhh, when you stop at each item, and it is no longer a chore but a precious artifact! Beautiful.

Heather said...

Thank you for your comments ladies!

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