Tonight my college student was home doing his laundry. All’s well except he had a paper back book in one of the pockets. What a mess! Take home lesson, only wash books made with a better grade of paper.

Teenagers’ doing their own laundry is a mixed bag and a good example of one of those “easier for me to do 'it' myself” type things. If I was a “good mother” I’d probably let them “learn from their own mistakes” but this is my machine, my water and electric bill and my last nerve. So, I’ll continue to be the “ inconsistent bad mother” and do it myself except when I’m too tired and then I’ll expect them to do it and be dismayed by the predictably bad results. Oh well, at least I’m consistent in my inconsistency.