Dirty Laundry, #724


You have not even begun to have seen dirty laundry until you’ve emptied a child’s duffle bag from overnight summer camp.  Holy moly!  There was mud caked to the clothes and a dampness and a smell to it all.  Not to mention the endless strew of notes and letters and envelopes saved and treasured that were wet and sticking to various garments.  Even the shoes, toothbrush, soap and toothpaste had dirt somehow glued on.  I have now washed, scrubbed, sorted more nasty crud that one Mama could even begin to imagine.  Shouldn’t there be a special Mom award for this?  Seriously…I had to go through two weeks of missing my child so much and worrying about her well being, and then…one of the nastiest jobs on the planet.  Gross!!!!!

Thank you, Don Henley, for writing a song perfect for this blog post.  “Kick ’em when they’re up.  Kick ’em when you’re down.  You’ve got dirty laundry.”  Click HERE to go to Youtube to hear for yourself.  I will tell you, dirty laundry is not my favorite part of summer camp.  Blech!


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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