Are there things that you do in your daily routine that you don't really know why you do them except that is how your mom did them?
Growing up we all had our own laundry day. My mom would do my laundry (with whites and darks separated) one day, Rachel's another day, and hers and my dad's a third day. So there was always at least six loads of laundry a week besides towels and sheets. Those were done separately. There was a whole towel system too but I won't go into that now.
So this is how I did laundry. But then when Mason was born he didn't really have two full loads a week. So I did the darks and lights together. And since I do my laundry in cold water, nothing happened. So I starting doing our darks and lights together.
Then, after Layla was born, I would sometimes do Mason's and Layla's together. All mixed up. Even with towels and sheets together with the clothes. (Mom - I know you are dying a slow death right now reading this!)
And just recently, I started doing all of our laundry together. Basically, whatever makes it into the washer gets washed together. I still keep Tayler's and my towels separate - but who knows? that could change at any moment.
I bet if I hadn't told you on this blog no one would be the wiser, right? I feel so free I want to sing!
Of course, there's nothing wrong with doing it separately (mom!). This is just what works for me.