by Shannon Penrod
I’m a control freak, I admit it. But I am trying to let go of some of the things that a) don’t matter and b) that I don’t do well to begin with. Let’s just get it out there on the table. I’m a terrible housekeeper and I suck at doing laundry. I can do laundry. I’m capable of doing laundry. But there is an element of time and attention that always seems to set me up for failure. I seperate like a champ. I load the washer as well as the next work from home mom – but then you have that long pause from when you turn on the washer until it’s time to throw it in the dryer. This is the period of time when I go do something else and get so involved in whatever that is that – you guessed it – I forget about the laundry. Sue me. I plead guilty.
I don’t have the attention span to move mountains of laundry. So I’m considering hiring someone to do it for me. I know, I can almost hear all of you shouting, “Do it!” I’ve done the math and I readily acknowledge that in the amount of time that I screw up my laundry so that my entire family walks around wrinkled, I could make 2 to 3 times what I would have to pay someone to do it correctly. So I’m considering it. Thing strong thoughts for me, so I can release the control!