Laundry day used to be the day of the week I dreaded most. But after a little creative tweaking, it's now a fun day at our house. It all started with me trying to get out of carrying all the loads of dirty clothes downstairs. So we came up with a solution: let's make it fun!
We have a top story with a balcony that overlooks the entryway below. Every week the kids look forward to the start of Laundry Day, because it begins with me dumping everyone's hamper full of dirty clothes right on top of their heads!
The kids sit under the balcony and excitedly get showered with all our clothes. After giggling and burring each other, we have fun jumping in the pile, having clothes fights, and dressing up.
After a bit of fun, the kids help me sort the clothes by running each item of clothing into it's corresponding laundry basket: darks, whites, lights, delicates, etc. They like naming the color of each item of clothing and taking a guess as to which basket it goes in.
Wait for it.... wait for it...
A little help from the kiddos makes mom's job sooo much easier, and they sure don't seem to mind :)