When I went to college, it was the first time I really did my own laundry. And for the most part, I did not do a bad job. At least nothing was too damaged anyway. Yet, I would bring my laundry home during our various breaks. Still having to do my own laundry, I was able to do it at my leisure and not be rushed or be nervous that something might go “missing” or worse, I actually realized someone had touched my stuff! Therefore, while I never knew the “adult child” asking the mother to do their laundry, I do know the concept of coming home to do laundry and a mom willing to do things for you, and (mostly) willing to put up with you. Olivia Roberts made a humorous collection of mostly short, slightly non traditional looking/created poems expressing those feelings, ideals and the sometimes reply of gratitude from the adult child.
Mom, Can I Do My Laundry at Your House?: Poems from Your Adult Child is a love letter (or many smarty-pants love letters) to a mom or all the moms out there. This is a thank you for putting up with me as a cranky teen (even if you did not let the child go to that special birthday party); the things they did; the sacrifices made. There is only potatoes to the poems or the sentiments given. They are not “solid” but amusing (some more than others). Yet, it is a nice extra Mother’s Day gift or stocking stuffer idea.
There is little in the way of illustrations and as it was read via an online reader copy (though currently available), I am not sure of the final dimensions.