Jump to content
IGNORED

Maxwell 46: Relegating the Kids' Table to the Vestibule


Coconut Flan

Recommended Posts

sparkles
45 minutes ago, Maggie Mae said:

Do you not have extras? I hope that didn't come off as snarky, I'm just curious about how many towels I "should" have, as I have a shelf full of bath/beach towels in my towel/linen closet. 

Not snarky. I think you "should" have as any or as few as you want. We have five total—one for the guests we never have, one for the dog, two for the spousal unit and one for me that I hardly use because I wrap up in my bathrobe instead of toweling off and basically air-dry. I grew up with a mom who insisted we use a new towel every time we showered or washed our hands, which never made much sense to me since were were CLEAN when we used them. In a 5-person household the towel laundry alone was massive. 😬

  • Upvote 9
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 606
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • PennySycamore

    30

  • MamaJunebug

    24

  • Black Aliss

    23

  • fundiefan

    23

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

When certain members of my family come to visit I have be known to have prayer time after they leave. "Thank god that's over!"  

I have had many concussions in my life and one actually caused me to lose what little hearing I had in my right ear (and it was my "good" ear.) I haven't worked since.  People look at me and thin

And guess what Teri, even kids who "know Jesus"  and regularly go to Baptist Church can become racist misogynist young adults who murder multiple women in Georgia. Stick that in your holier-than-thou

Posted Images

crunchycarrots
22 hours ago, AverageGiraffe said:

I didn't hate that post at all. Sure, it could have been written better (typical Maxwells) but I think a lot of people have a lot of small tasks they do without really thinking about why. I used to fold all my husband's underwear, until one day I was annoyed at having to refold ones he'd messed up digging through the drawer when I put the new ones away and a lightbulb went off: Oh wait, he actually doesn't care. He didn't even notice when I stopped. My mom taught me to do it with my dad's when she taught me to do laundry, and it was just something I had internalized as "this is how it's supposed to go". 

It wouldn't have occurred to me that I didn't need to fold kitchen towels until someone said it, because it would have never have crossed my mind to question why I was folding towels. I'm pretty sure all my kitchen drawers are too shallow for this to work but I'm now sitting here wondering how I could rearrange so I can have space to just toss them in. 

But also, I frequently feel kind of stupid when people say things that should be obvious IRT cleaning or organizing so it could just be me 😂

Agreed! Most of what these people post either makes me sick or is so boring it’s not worth writing. This is something I don’t think is snark-worthy. It’s refreshing to see that picture of the messy drawer of towels. Like many folks, I was brought up to fold dish towels, underwear, and pretty much everything that got washed and dried. Only as an adult mother of two young children did I say this is bullshit and stop wasting my precious time folding crap that doesn’t matter- dish towels, underwear, pjs, exercise clothes, kids knit type clothes, undershirts, etc. I’m sure women who are of the Maxwell ilk wouldn’t be as flippant about giving up what they’d been taught and having someone like Terry post that is affirming.
I try to take shortcuts wherever possible with things that don’t really matter to make time for things that are important for me. Sometimes one person’s shortcut might not be obvious to another person, no matter how clever they might be. Sometimes shortcuts are stupid, like that infernal pizza cutter lettuce cutting “hack” the Maxwells love so much. Here’s my shortcut- get rid of the pizza cutter all together and use an f-ing knife that you already have. One less thing to clutter up your drawers and a knife is easier to wash. You’re welcome Terry.

  • Upvote 11
Link to post
Share on other sites
catlady
3 hours ago, sparkles said:

Not snarky. I think you "should" have as any or as few as you want. We have five total—one for the guests we never have, one for the dog, two for the spousal unit and one for me that I hardly use because I wrap up in my bathrobe instead of toweling off and basically air-dry. I grew up with a mom who insisted we use a new towel every time we showered or washed our hands, which never made much sense to me since were were CLEAN when we used them. In a 5-person household the towel laundry alone was massive. 😬

I envy your minimalism 💜!  I have a towel/linen addiction of sorts.  It started when I lived in an apartment with a gray-tiled bathroom.  Every color looked nice in it, so I bought bright-colored towels when I found them on sale and rotated them regularly to change the look.  The towels have lasted so long because they spend quite a bit of time out of rotation, so I never got rid of any.  Last year when we decluttered, I donated many of them to the SPCA.  While I still have 24 bath towels for a household of three, I gave away—are you ready for this?—32 bath towels and 28 hand towels.  Yep, you added that up right, I had 56 bath towels.  The woman at the SPCA who accepted our four boxes stuffed full was very happy to get them.  My new rule is that I can have only what fits in the linen closet, and I can’t store the extras in the attic any more.

  • Love 9
Link to post
Share on other sites
IReallyAmHopewell
On 3/31/2021 at 3:30 PM, HereticHick said:

Jesse and Anna have been married 10 months, right? Did I miss a baby announcement?

No. Here's  hoping they decided to experience apartment life as a couple a little longer!

  • Upvote 7
Link to post
Share on other sites
Coconut Flan

Hey, folks.  We have run out of the most impressive vest titles and are ready for some new title ideas.

I'll be back later to start Maxwell 47.

  • Thank You 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
JermajestyDuggar

Maxwell 47: Vestigial Tales of the Messy Towel Drawer

  • Upvote 4
  • Haha 8
  • Love 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
Coconut Flan

Carry on here:

 

  • Thank You 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Coconut Flan locked this topic
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.



  • Recent Status Updates

    • Maggie Mae

      Maggie Mae

      Where is the lost and found thread? I want to talk about the Wilkersons (simple living ak) but I'm not sure which thread or where to post. 
      · 2 replies
    • HerNameIsBuffy

      HerNameIsBuffy

      I bet no fundy mom every got such a touching Mother's Day tribute...

      Wishing everyone who celebrates a happy Mother's Day...and some extra love to others out there missing their mom's today, too.
       
      · 1 reply
    • Jasmar

      Jasmar

      My uncle just died from COVID. He wasn’t that much older than I am, so I kind of grew up with him. Just ten days ago my mom had been pleading with him to get vaccinated, but he wanted to wait to make sure the shots were really safe. I’m kind of devastated.
      · 5 replies
    • PumaLover

      PumaLover

      I just found out my little bonus kid is in a treatment center on a suicide watch tonight. He and I share a hobby and a couple weeks back he opened up to me that he's severely depressed and was wanting to hurt himself. I let his parents know and thankfully he had also been talking to them. I'm just heartbroken because him being in this center means that his parents had to call 911 and have him admitted and I know that was so hard for them to do. He's a young kid and has his whole life ahead of him but just wants to end it all and I don't know how to help him. 
      · 5 replies
    • HerNameIsBuffy

      HerNameIsBuffy

      Middle aged woman with mommy issues...but missing her today.
      She got so much wrong with me, but she had the best intentions and tried so hard. 
      She got so much right, too.  I forget that sometimes.  Sometimes I remember and dismiss it out of spite.  
      “They did the best they could with the tools they had.”  I forgot where I first heard that but I’ve carried it with me like a mantra since my parents passed.   They truly did.  Whatever else was missing, whatever I needed that they couldn’t give, the love was always there.  

      Always. 
      That’s something.
      My confidence in my own abilities.  Faith in my own power.  My own strength.  They gave me that, too.
      That’s also something.  
      They’re why I’m messed up, but they’re also why I’m okay.  
       
      Shit’s complicated.
      She died before I figured out how smart she really was.  Sad thing is I don’t think ever figured that out for herself.  
      Ignore me - just crying in my car waiting to pick up my son.  

       
       
      · 1 reply
    • CuttySark

      CuttySark

      The nice thing about posting about Jewish history is how quickly it flushes out the antisemites. 😘
      · 2 replies
    • choralcrusader8613

      choralcrusader8613

      I've been feeling a shitload of this for a while now about various types of Christians tbh.

      · 0 replies
    • HerNameIsBuffy

      HerNameIsBuffy

      It's Friday so yay!  But sweet Jesus I need it to be the end of the day already.  Crappy week and I'm so ready for it to be over.

      · 0 replies
    • nst

      nst

      I got vaccinated yesterday. In the am I got the email and I was  vaccinated 
      · 0 replies
    • PsyD2013

      PsyD2013

      Exhausted. I need a weekend off the grid.
       
      · 0 replies
  • Recent Blog Entries

×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.