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Posted by on Sep. 10, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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As I am sitting here waiting for the washer and dryer to finish so I can add another load, I start wondering how many woman/ men have been driven into jokes or poetry about the endless loads of laundry.

I thought this one was cute. PLease add your own if you got them. It can be just some silly thing or just a gripe. Whatever you want.


Sock Eater
by Betsy Rosenthal


On laundry days

my mother says

the dryer is a crook.


It’s all because

a sock is gone—

the one the dryer took.


I tell my mom she shouldn’t

let the dryer

see us eat.


It’s sure to munch a sock or two

because it craves a treat.

by on Sep. 10, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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3gmommy
by on Sep. 25, 2009 at 2:21 PM

I don't have a silly saying or anything...but every time I do my laundry, I wonder if I am going to get to the bottom and find more missing socks....I was pulling my laundry out of the washer one day, and I actually caught the washer trying to "EAT" one of my childs socks!!! It was halfway under the bottom lip of the agitator in the middle of the washer basket!! I had to pull really hard to get it out.  I wonder how many socks I would find if we were to take the bottom off of the washer???

3callmemama
by on Oct. 2, 2009 at 4:05 PM

I saw the very same thing today, and wonder too, if I would find all my missing socks there if I looked.

Quoting 3gmommy:

I don't have a silly saying or anything...but every time I do my laundry, I wonder if I am going to get to the bottom and find more missing socks....I was pulling my laundry out of the washer one day, and I actually caught the washer trying to "EAT" one of my childs socks!!! It was halfway under the bottom lip of the agitator in the middle of the washer basket!! I had to pull really hard to get it out.  I wonder how many socks I would find if we were to take the bottom off of the washer???


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dmesterse
by on Oct. 2, 2009 at 4:12 PM

I actually won the battle one day, I had matches for all the socks.

Photo6555
by on Oct. 3, 2009 at 12:27 PM

I actually luck out.  One load of laundry every week and a half to two weeks.  It's just me and my daughter.  When the next one comes in may or june, then I am sure I will have to do weekly laundry. 

shaunabbkevrye
by on Oct. 3, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Every Sunday I think this week will be the week that I control the laundry and keep on top of it.  This week it won't get me.  THen its suddenly Sat. the floors haven't been mopped and no one has nay clothes to wear and I wonder what did I do all week?

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corantab
by on Oct. 3, 2009 at 4:56 PM

it trly is the never ending chore

mommyhonu
by on Oct. 17, 2009 at 1:43 AM

I have just accepted the fact that the Left Sock Monster lives in our dryer. Wish I could evict him or better yet, make him pay rent.

thalsen
by on Oct. 17, 2009 at 1:56 AM

Super cute poem! You should print that out on plaques! I would buy one! When it comes to the laundry, I am not as creative as you. I just keep wishing for my fairy god mother to come and complete the dreadful task but.......... I am beginning to think she forgot about me... (sigh).

dmesterse
by on Oct. 18, 2009 at 3:25 PM

I found this one on another search

My name is Ashanti and I am a teenage female from New York. I never really understood the whole "if you need to cry I have a shoulder for you to lean on" thing. So I took my poetry as a way to escape hell. These are reflections of me. And I would like to thank my Na'nah and my Mom for they are my strength.





She gave life. She is a wife.
She is a mother and she is a friend.
She is a sister a survivor to the end.

Appreciate her, we don’t dare.
Ask her worries, we don’t care.
Wipe away her tears, they are invisible as air.

She works cooks and clean.
She laughs, helps comfort, and hides her pain.
When you struggle she pulls you through

All this is she and what do we do?
Complain and create a mess.
Provide stress and leave her feeling depressed..
Push her away and ignore her advice.
Tell her she is nothing without thinking twice.

She was raped tortured and abused.
Told she was nothing and would always be used just for pleasure forget her pain.

She swallows her pride, put her feelings aside.
Does as you need in order for you to be free.
Ignores your ignorance and tolerates your flaws.
You call her Bitch, Slut, Hoe and Tramp
She answers with pride dignity and a complete loss of self.
You call her nothing.
I call her Strong, Smart, Sensual, Caring, Giving, Surviving, Tolerant and powerful
I call her WOMAN!

BeeKreative
by on Oct. 18, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Missing washcloths.  I know I started out with this many, but when I am putting everything away I'm going, I have 5 washcloths and 30 towels.  HOW DID THIS HAPPEN!  lol

 

Loved this post btw, made me smile to know I am not the only one thinking about laundry!

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