Monday, September 15, 2008

Mental Block

I often struggle with the "homemaker" aspects of the stay-at-home-mom gig, but consider it par for the course and am trying to make the best of the daily dish doing and learning to accept the fact that I'm just plain better at doing the laundry than the hubby is (only by virtue of the fact that I complete the laundry as opposed to starting it and remembering several days later there are clothes in the washer). It's not the best part of being home with my peanut by a long shot, but getting those "chores" done makes our lives easier, so I suck it up and get it over with.

But why oh why with years of schooling, relatively impressive bullets on my resume and an ability to cook a typically edible (and most days pretty darn good) meal can I not for the life of me fold a fitted sheet? Is there something wrong with me?

8 comments:

Beth said...

In a word: NO!
Noone except our mothers can fold a fitted sheets. Sorry!

Amy Jo said...

I saw Martha Stewart do it once and it even looked hard for her.

Meghan said...

I can't do it either - I even felt compelled to include that in my facebook profile.

Heather said...

I'm just impressed that you even try to fold sheets. But if you're inclined to learn, check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHTyH2nuFAw

let me know if it works! :-)

Steph said...

I cannot fold a fitted sheet to save my life! You definitely aren't alone!

Megan said...

I saw the Clean Sweep dude give a tutorial on it at the end of an episode. You're supposed to tuck the corners into each other to make a rectangle-like shape, then fold it like a flat sheet. Of course, this only works if you have two people. And are the Clean Sweep dude.

Kate said...

Why would you ever need to fold a fitted sheet??? Just strip the bed, wash the sheets and put them back on the bed! A tip, however, be sure to start that load of laundry early in the morning so that by bedtime, you've managed to get the load washed AND dryed...

Karen MEG said...

That is something I actually can do.. saw it on a home show once. Tuck the corners straight, then away you go...