Monday, April 26, 2010
The Bright Side of Laundry...
My dryer broke 9 days ago.
Which hasn't been horrible as our weather has been unseasonably nice and since we live in the city, there are no pesky ordinances against hanging my underwear outside.
So for over a week, we have hung our socks and underwear, sheets and jeans outside for the wind to dry and our neighbors to admire.
We seem to air our dirty laundry enough, so it was a nice change of pace to just air our clean skivvies.
Then it rained this weekend, causing my living room to become a laundromat.
What started as a chore though, has become something more...something more "my glass is half full" -esque. It has brought back memories...
-of my grandma hanging everything out on the line, even jeans when it was 30 below zero. I remember handing her clothespins to make quick work of the chore.
-Clothes hanging in our home in the Winter to keep the air humid.
-Playing fort and hide-and-seek between the sheets on the line - running through the clothing tunnels on a bright sunny day.
-Folding clothing brought in that was warm for the sun and fresh from the air.
Perhaps I am a bit sad that my own girls won't have these memories of simpler times and hard work.
Perhaps I will ask Jed to string up a permanent line for us out back and we can bring this household chore back in fashion?
I just better go check with my neighbors first.
Posted by Tracy at 2:15 PM