Monday, March 14, 2011

Perfect Moment Monday -- Will Laundry Miracles Never Cease?

Each week I participate in Perfect Moment Monday, sponsored by the blog, According to Lavender Luz, "Perfect Moment Monday" is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect Moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between." And so, here is a Perfect Moment for this week.

In last week's Perfect Moment Monday post, I talked about one of my teenage sons, Bryce, complaining about having to do laundry, but also appreciating how much effort it took me...all of those years.

In the post, I mentioned Bryce's older brother, James, who hadn't done his laundry in about a month. When I'd ask him about it, he'd boast about "re-using and re-wearing" his clothes.

Well that came to an end, when he decided to clean up his room (which mostly consisted of gathering his dirty laundry that was scattered all over the floor of his room, and hauling it to the laundry room.).  Here's what happened.

I had left the house just as the cleaning began, and when I walked back in just a couple of hours later, James yelled downstairs, "Mom, look at the laundry."

Upon hearing this, I went down to the laundry room to find a HUGE heap of clothes (nearly three feet tall) on the laundry floor. Is this what he was so proud of?

As I returned to the main level of our house, James came to the top of the stairs.

"Wow! That's a huge pile of laundry!" I said, still questioning why he wanted me to see it so badly. I had already decided that the pile would just sit there until he decided to do something about it.

Instead, James pointed to the living room table and said, "That's the laundry I wanted you to see."

I looked over and saw an empty laundry basket with all of the clothes neatly folded sitting on the table. He had taken the initiative to fold the basket of clean clothes, clothes that weren't even his!!!

Hopefully you didn't fall off of your chair. You can just imagine how my jaw dropped as I realized what had happened.

Do laundry miracles ever cease?

I hope not, because I love having each of the boys help with their laundry.

Don't get too excited. James washed and dried all three-feet of his laundry pile (please note that I did not mention folding his clean laundry). 

But still, seeing the folded laundry in the living room that day marked another Perfect Moment for me.

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Lori Lavender Luz said...

That's fantastic, Sheri! I'm glad your heart is still beating ;-)

BTW, I have a lunch date with a very handsome young man today. Hopefully he'll be wearing clean clothes.

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

That's awesome! I'm pretty sure my brother and I would have never done that when we were teens!

(visiting from pmm)

Kristin said...

Both awesome and amusing at the same time.

Dora said...

Wonderful! I'm eagerly waiting for the day I can give my daughter chores.

Bonnie said...

I'm not kidding when I say this truly made me tear up!

Having boys I get this. That is such a sweet pile of folded laundry :) Perfect.