A lot of people seem to think that boy children generate more laundry than girl children. I suppose it makes sense. After all, they are more likely to be found playing in the mud and they just generally enjoy more dirt making activities like soccer and dirt bikes and baseball.
I am here to tell you it just isn't true. Boy laundry may be dirtier, but there is a heck of a lot more girl laundry to be done.
I got a little behind on laundry this last week with Sophie being so sick. I mean, I still did a ton of laundry: Sophie was wearing (and being sick on) ten or more outfits a day, her bedding needed changing about twice a day and then there were all the towels and washcloths used in clean up efforts that needed immediate laundering. Yeah, I did a lot of laundry, but not the laundry I usually do.
Consequently, the girls' hamper is piled to the ceiling (not joking) and the other hamper is pretty much overflowing too. I have been doing load after load today and it still seems as if no end is in sight. Chloe has no clean pants (well, she didn't this morning, but don't worry, she does now) and Bria went to school wearing a pair that is just small enough that she probably shouldn't wear them ever again.
So I have been thinking that all this laundry they have generated this week is much, much more than the 21 or so outfits and maybe 10 pair of PJ's that it should be if each child only wore one outfit and PJ's twice before they threw them in the hamper. I'm talking at least four times more. And really, not many of Sophie's clothes are needing washing at this point, so I know that Bria and Chloe are squarely to blame.
Why did this happen? Why, because I have females, of course. Bria wears about 4 outfits in the course of a morning before school, and the ones she decides against go into the hamper or on the floor. By the time I get to them, they really are dirty because they've been next to a stinky towel or stepped on by dirty shoes. Chloe is really into the bag lady layered look right now and enjoys wearing several shirts and sweaters with jeans and a couple skirts for good measure. She also changes her outfits several times a day. When Bria comes home from school, she likes to change another 4 times, just to come up with cute combinations (which usually aren't so cute, but whatever, someday she'll figure that out).
And during all the fashion modeling and clothes slinging, I am left staring down a mountain of laundry, over half of which is probably clean though I have no way to really tell.
And that, folks, is why girls unequivocally generate more laundry than boys.
I just don't have to stain treat as much.