Since being able to toddle my little fella has been an avid kitchen lover from Tupperware to hoovering he really has relished in the more domesticated side of us being at home. He is the peg passer, dustpan holder and floor wiper.
However his most intense passion is the blooming washing machine, whenever freedom is near (the living room door opens) he is off like a rocket to press the buttons on the washer. He has now even broken the washing machine with his consistent door yanking mid cycle so that now the lock no longer works making it harder to keep the
sucker cherub away from the machine. It is now like the machine and boy are the best of friends!
Not content with his persistent washing machine emptying and filling he now will sit and watch the drum spin for whole cycles at a time if not removed from the vicinity and when removed he throws such almighty tantrums the text books need to be rewritten!
I have tried shutting the machine away but its not always as simple as that … what ever is? now he has become one with the washer and now imitates the washer ……
yep that’s right my little man is no longer a little man he is the washer ..
With the continual flailing of arms in circles and the direction of said failing arms changing almost in time with the drum of the ‘real’ washer I was getting a little concerned …….. until the beep started …… the beep that indicates the washer has ended and it then become a whole lot more frustrating ….. as now Joshua beeps himself and then cries…….. (he obviously doesn’t know the cost of running a washer 24/7 mind you at this rate I fear Ollie will cry once he sees the bill)
At first it was funny but now it seems his addiction to all things washer maybe getting a little out of hand ……
Am I the only one with a child so fascinated with an unusual object ? Is there anything I can do?
Or do I just hope it all comes out in the wash? ……