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The realization hit me on a Monday as I hung my kids' laundered-a-couple-days-ago clothes in their closets.

I'm trapped in a hamster wheel.


I was finally finishing that round of laundry, and both their laundry baskets were already full of dirty clothes.

I'd stayed up late the night before to pick up the house. It was trashed by noon.

While I emptied the dishwasher, a pile of dirty dishes stared back at me from the sink.

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