Friday, January 05, 2007

If you resolve to put away the laundry...

Ala Jo(e), If you resolve to put away the laundry...you might find you have to clear out your dresser first. And the closet. Which is full of stuff that doesn't belong in closets.

I have summer clothes, and winter clothes, and business clothes, and clothes that need to go to the dry cleaners, and clothes that need ironing, and clothes that I last wore before I was a mommy.

I have sandals, and boots, and shoes that need repairing, and shoes that I last wore before I was a mommy.

I have boxes of wool and cotton yarns and knitting needles I haven't touched since before I was a mommy.

I have birthday presents, and toy prizes, and toys and cozy baby blankets that are beyond repair (but which can't be thrown out while MM is around or he'll throw a hissy fit) which never would have been in my closet before I was a mommy.

I need to borrow your daughter, Jo(e). I'm never gonna be able to keep this resolution without her.

6 comments:

Genevieve said...

Oh, Lord, that's my closet and chest of drawers, all right. Ay yi.

Mummy/Crit said...

Hmmm. fellow packrats unite. I need some kind of help too. I do manage to pack up my clothes seasonally, and sometimes shed a few, but never enough. I still have things that have not fit me since i was 23, but can't bear to get rid of. I guess i need ruthlessness.

Miche said...

We too, share the same closet! I need a twelve-step programme!

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

I am lucky in that Purple Heart, Value Village and Amvets call us every month to find out if we have stuff to donate. Keeps me sorting through our clothes (and everything else) more often than I ordinarily would.

jo(e) said...

I told my daughter this could be her summer job this year: I could hire her out to blog friends who need their closets cleaned.

purplekanga said...

I so hear you there.