Teacher and coach

The First’s theory of dirty clothes

I recently asked The First to straighten up his room a little, specifically to make his bed and pick up all the dirty clothes lying on the floor.  A little while later I noticed that his bed was made but the dirty clothes were still on the floor, though maybe a little closer to his clothes hamper.

I pointed this out to him and he sighed heavily.

“Dad,” he said, as though speaking patiently to a small child, “I generally leave my dirty clothes on the floor, and just use the clothes hamper to take them downstairs to the laundry room on laundry day.”

“Ah,” I said, as though this idea could actually be considered a reasonable way to deal with one’s dirty clothes.  “Well, thanks for clearing that up for me, but I think we’re just going to stick with the traditional approach used by the rest of the civilized world, in which the whole point of the clothes hamper is to have a place to put your dirty clothes so they won’t be scattered all over the floor.”

He gave a slight shrug as if to say, “Okay, if that’s how you want to do it,” and went to comply.

One Response to “The First’s theory of dirty clothes”

  1. Hilarious! Love it! /Sigh/ My family.

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