There are countless Mommy jobs that are taken for granted, free refills is one of those. Without me, the tissues, wipes, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, paper towel rolls and countless other things in our home would all be empty and stay empty. They also wouldn’t ever be thrown out. My family, with the exception of myself, loves to hoard items. They hang on to things that don’t make sense to keep. The empties would remain there, glaring at me, taking up space and serving no purpose. Why no one else notices or seems to be bothered by the empties escapes me. Or, maybe they notice, but it is assumed I will take care of it, because they know I will always hit that point where I can’t take it any longer and I have to take care of it.

There are other culprits, too, not in the refill category, but equally annoying–the overflowing garbage, garbage can with no bag, unflushed toilets, dishes in the sink, drawers and cabinets left partially open, empty juice container, clothes strewn about and the heaping hamper.

Clearly, my house would look like a rated G frat house if I wasn’t around to take care of free refills.