Talks with Tom #39

We are at a stage where George is into everything.


This box was under a table with the paper stuffed inside.

We turned our spare bedroom into a master closet for Tom and I since it has a bathroom attached to it. So naturally there are clothes everywhere.

I love doing laundry. It is probably my favorite chore, but once we moved here I stopped doing Tom’s laundry because he just has all of his clothes on the floor instead of the baskets I so nicely organized for him when we moved here.

George does not like being in the bouncer much anymore. He is only in it when he has his morning bottle while I try to hurry through a shower. But once I can have eyes on him, I let him out of the bouncer to roam free.

And of course he plays with everything but his toys. There is so much to get into, like daddy’s underwear and dry cleaning hangers.

So I brought it to Tom’s attention that we needed to do a better job keeping that room a little cleaner since George roams and I was constantly pulling possibly dirty boxers out of George’s mouth.

This is the response conversation of picking up more.

Tom: I am lost when you don’t do my laundry.

Me: I would do it but I am not sure what is clean or not when you dump it on the floor.


Tom: It’s easy. Clean and dirty are separated by this backpack.

Me: Oh yes because that makes it so clear.

On the list to buy for the house is even more laundry baskets for him.

Does anyone else share in this dilemma?

Talks with Tom #36

Tom has a problem with laundry. (As in it is all over the house.) It is something I have had to accept that the entire house has become his closet. The things you learn about someone once you start living with them…


I think there is a conversation on a daily basis where Tom is trying to find some article of clothing. (To which I usually respond either out loud or in my head that he would be able to find things if he put things away…just saying Tom.)

This is one such conversation.

Tom-My socks disappear at a rate of a billion a day.

Me-I don’t think those numbers are accurate.

Tom-Those numbers are spot on. It’s been confirmed by CNN.

Me talking to George-Are you going to be an elaborator like your dad?

Tom-Brian Williams confirmed those statistics while he was in a plane crash in the Vietnam War.

All this was said as he was digging through laundry baskets and the inevitable load that never makes it out of the dryer. (Which is my problem–I can never seem to remember that there is laundry in the dryer…)

Do you or your significant other make the house your closet? Are you notorious as well with leaving loads in the washer or dryer? Really where do all the socks go?