Summer is coming to a close, which means summer time activities sadly are ending as well. No more visits to the beach. The neighborhood ice cream truck has stopped making the rounds on Sundays and the tube of sunscreen is almost empty. One summer time activity I am still holding onto is hanging laundry on the line. I will hang laundry until it is just to cold to clip the clothes pins.
I don’t know why, but hanging laundry on the line is very therapeutic for me. I look forward to it each spring and actually get giddy when I can finally hang sheets. The economics nerd in me calculated that it takes 75 cents to run my drier. Since I only dry about one load out of the seven or eight each week, I save my family about $100 from May until the end of September.
In addition to the money savings, drying clothes on the line gives me at least 15-30 minutes each day of pure peace. No one wants to help mom hang clothes. Who can blame them when the sandbox is steps away? Since, no one wants to help, I can be ALONE for those precious few minutes. Well, not completely alone. Hannah typically is asleep in the Baby Bjorn (but she doesn’t talk or argue with me).
I am sad when I have to put my clothes pins away for the year. Dreams of warm spring days fill my mind again.
What summer time activity will your family miss once the days are shorter and cooler? Please share by leaving a comment.
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