Spot the baby

Today the clean laundry pile threatened to engulf the entire house. Here is the photographic evidence. You see? I really wasn’t kidding about the laundry pile. (See larger).

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  1. That is so funny! Not the laundry. Poor mom. But beautiful baby girl!That’s pretty much motherhood right there.

  2. says:

    At least it’s clean… ours isn’t piled up like that because it’s usually still sitting in the dryer! Evan (our new guy) has also been known to sleep in the laundry basket.

  3. Look on the BRIGHT SIDE. You can’t see the floor, so there is no need to vacume or sweep!

  4. Now that’s the life! Just hanging out in laundry and not having a care in the world. Instead of dreading laundry and worrying about everything 24/7. To be a baby again…

  5. What a darling little lady on top of all that cozy laundry!
    Makes me want to have another one! (If only they came without all the laundry!)

  6. but she looks so relaxed! which proves my theory that not only do small children create large piles of laundry, they do it for their own happiness and wellbeing. just plonk ’em on top and hope none of it needs washing again by the time you come back. i read somewhere that covering yourself in warm, clean laundry can help you sleep. as opposed to covering yourself in dirty laundry, which would just send you insane.

  7. But the laundry pile, it’s so comfortable…
    She’s gorgeous!

  8. oh no!you really made me smile today. what a huge pile of laundry and what a cute little baby on top of it.

  9. Wow, she is a gorgeous baby 🙂 I’d offer to come and help fold, but our laundry is in about the same state!

  10. Found the baby!! Aww… she’s so cute… even if she’s engulfed by laundry.

  11. If only I lived round the corner from you, I’d come over and fold it all away for you just for a chance to see that beautiful baby in the real world. She has such a lovely face!

  12. Babies are not that different from cats it would appear.
    I think you’re doing pretty damn well to have a massive clean pile of washing instead of a dirty one.

  13. i soooo understand about the laundry pile-i have the same problem. washing and drying is not the slow step, folding and putting away are!

  14. At least it’s CLEAN. This is what my house looks like 15 days out of every month. Only the clothes are in need of a wash.
    And she is beautiful.

  15. That looks like my house most Saturday mornings, but without the baby! And hey! We have the same bed!
    (Lily look very comfortable and happy – who could blame her?)

  16. Ha! I’m SO glad my house isn’t the only one with this sort of laundry pile! You just made my day!

  17. That’s awesome! I can’t stop laughing. It really doesn’t get too critical tho until you run out of underwear, right? Right?!??! 🙂

  18. Ahh, finally a baby picture! Aw, she is ADORABLE!
    I wish I had a giant laundry pile to relax in like that…

  19. what a sweet little face. i wish i could just touch her sweet delicate skin! there’s just nothing like a little baby – my baby is now 2 and a half, and there won’t be anymore.
    as for the laundry.. it’s time to just put out 3 baskets, kid #1, kid #2, parents, and start tossing them in, and then STUFF it all in drawers! Sometimes you can’t bother with all that pretty folding, and this is one of those times! 🙂

  20. What a sweet little babe perched atop Mt. Laundry.
    She looks so content. So…better not spoil the happy moment by folding it all. 😉

  21. says:

    That photo makes me smile. a. because I just want to grab those cute little chubby cheeks and bounce Lily on my knee (Did that sound deranged?) and b. someone else has a pile of folding/ironing as big as mine. Thanks for sharing.

  22. says:

    the laundry pile’s pretty sexy too! 😉 looks like mine – it just gets so overwhelming!

  23. oh my goodness! its swallowing the baby!

  24. Sweet baby! Wish I was in Australia, I’d pop in and help you with your washing.

  25. says:

    What a relief that other moms are going through the same thing! Our laundry pile has been threatening to overwhelm the house for weeks. Our 6 month old boy is sick, and it’s been impossible to get anything done around the house. Thanks for the laugh, and for helping me remember that I’m not alone in this! 🙂

  26. Too funny! And sweet and cute and adorable and…
    you weren’t kidding about the laundry pile, yikes!

  27. :^D Looks like my house (including the baby). So, don’t worry about it – you’re not alone, and you make other people feel like they’re not alone in the process! Wahey!

  28. I don’t know if you know this, but little ones don’t have the dexterity to fold laundry right off. It’s nice of you to try to get her started young, though.
    Seriously though, a very, very, very cute photo! Thanks!

  29. says:

    She looks very happy to be there!

  30. Haha what a cute pile! I have one of those piles too. Must fold. It’s better than a dirty pile though!

  31. I COMPLETELY understand. We have three young children and it seems that we never stop doing laundry. My hope is that when they’re older they won’t dirty two outfits a day, and that they will start helping to fold! Right now, my biggest problem is a tiny toddler who thinks its fun to yank away the freshly folded pieces and toss them across the room. Help.

  32. So adorable! I bet your baby is really comfortable. I really like that little green outfit on the bottom of the picture.

  33. says:

    How serene and happy she looks! What an absolutely gorgeous child. Good luck with all the folding…

  34. HOLY CUTENESS!!!! I’m floored by the cuteness:) I’ve been overwhelmed by laundry many a time, so I know where you are coming from!

  35. says:

    oh my! you should submit to cute overload!

  36. I have not ever wanted to nibble the laundry’s little cheeks so very very much! *smile*

  37. says:

    I almost missed her!Good luck with the chores – but she certainly is a beautiful reminder of what is truely important.

  38. Your photo reminds my of the Gustav Klimt painting “The Baby” (scroll down to see it: See, even laundry can be art!

  39. That totally reminds me of my house! lolAt least its all clean!! What a sweetheart you’ve got hiding out in there! 🙂

  40. says:

    Oh Claire..I feel like Oprah saying this BUT “you dont know how many women you have helped by sharing your story today”. I went searching for a particular top to wear to a 5 year olds party today. Three baskets later I found it!! But Im not always successful. I think I might do some folding this weekend, with two grand finals to watch!! Keep on smiling.

  41. Oh but she’s sooooooo cute!

  42. says:

    Hmmmm happy gorgeous sweet baby or big ol’pile o’laundry, what would you choose??? Baby baby beautiful happy baby pleeeeaassse! It is just like every bedroom in our house and our youngest is 22 months !! By the way I missed her the first time, I had to read the comments to figure it out. Talk about mommy brain….lol

  43. Oh yes the laundry demons … I am so relieved that other moms fight this battle too. I was/am horrified by the state of our never ending laundry, but now feel a touch better.
    ps. Lily is spectacular .. so, so sweet.

  44. All that matters is that it is ALL clean!

  45. I don’t even *own* that many clothes/ much linen !!
    Cute baby though 🙂

  46. OHHHH MY!! I know that pile looks strangely like the one that used to live here!! We ended up hiring a mothers helper, not a babysitter but someone to hang out for 2 hours 3 days a week to be kind of like a big sister and help me out!!! Awesome, it helps soooooo much… Love the pic of the baby…so real…keep it and frame it so your girls will know what motherhood is reeeaaallyyy about hehehe…

  47. So cute . . . I am impressed that you got it all cleaned! 🙂

  48. says:

    Yep, been there, done that. I’m nearly on top of it now that our youngest is 13! I have to confess that our 4 girls actually (repeatedly) grew out of some of their little dresses while the clothes were lingering too long in the ironing pile. Well why do people give you clothes that need ironing anyway? Another confession is that I once picked up my ironing basket full of clothes & gave it to the op-shop, I figured that if it took so long between wears I didn’t need it anymore. Love the photo, it looks so familiar.

  49. Great photo!! Classic

  50. Teehee. I do that with Niamh too, she thinks it’s a riot. My laundry mountain lives on the couch though – otherwise we could never sleep in the bed!

  51. Whatever you do….DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON IT!!

  52. My clean laundry has engulfed the laundry. My daughters tiptoe in there and try to carefully pull something out. Lily looks supremely comfortable on it!

  53. OMG…at the first glance I didn’t see any baby on top of the laundry pile…
    Is she enjoying her moment there? 😀

  54. Awwwwww.
    We have Mount Washmore here too 😉

  55. Ooo, there she is. Looks like you need serious help folding all that.Good luck!

  56. Nope, can’t see her.No seriously, she looks gorgeous.
    : )

  57. She’s the Queen of the Laundry pile!! and she’s lovely!

  58. says:

    LOL That’s hilarious. She was very hard to find.

  59. I love it! Both babies and clean laundry piles…except then you’re expected to fold said clean laundry pile.

  60. at least the washing is clean!re. your last post, me and my boyfriend used to make what we called “medicine soup” which was basically a tin of tomatoes, either 1/2 a carton of fresh orange, or some real squeezed orange juice, lots of ginger, garlic and chillies and some carrots. Boil this all up, maybe with some lentils if you’re feeling extra hungry, and then eat lots of it. It makes you sweat but tastes great and I’m sure it fixes a cold in no time! Haven’t made this since our little girl came on the scene as she’s not too partial to huge amounts of chillies, but just the thought of it is making me hungry…
    x em
    ps your washing (and lily) look lovely

  61. hehehehehe, too cute!
    at least the laundry is clean. 🙂

  62. says:

    jeebus. I no longer feel bad about my modest two baskets full. But mine HAS been that bad. Isn’t it overwhelming and soul-sucking? Gaaahhh.

  63. says:

    She’s sooo cute!Don’t rush into folding the stuff yet! If you keep it growing another a year, she could climb it, play peek-a-boo in it – endless fun!

  64. Wow, my dog would find very funny to jump around in that mess…

  65. says:

    If I let the laundry go more then 2 days it looks just like that! How old is your baby??? My little guy is almost 2 months… aren’t they just wonderful?? 🙂

  66. Awww! Tee hee – too cute!
    But Claire, I’m quite shocked and alarmed to find that you’ve not fulfilled your wifely and motherly duties! 😉 :

    Hope you’re fully recuperated now and enjoying the (way too early) summery weather!