Three reasons I gave my daughter a laundry pass
This week, I launched my little gift book, Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening. I’ve done dozens of media interviews recently, having to explain the scary title and answer to a few judgmental talk show hosts about why I gave my daughter a laundry pass so many times that at age 18 she had to be threatened to wash her own clothes.
A few moms will relate to my reasons: 1) She was busier than I was; 2) I cared more than she did; and, 3) every once in a while, kids say ‘thank you’ in ways that make doing their laundry a sweet privilege.
Here is one of those I got this week. An ‘Open Letter to My Mom,’ posted on her blog column. You might need a tissue.