Wednesday

Washing Clothes-BLOGGER STYLE

A few weeks ago, I taught the world how to Mop: Blogger-style. I have been bombarded with visits from people who actually googled "pictures of mopping the floor."


Seriously.


I've actually considered getting a patent on my innovative idea. Who knew accidentally overflowing the tub would lead to such fame.


At the end of that post, which you can read here, I jokingly invited you all to come back and see how I "wash clothes -blogger-style."


Fate is a funny thing.


Because about 9.2 days after I wrote that in jest, my toddler entered a new and exciting phase called, "Everything I see, I put in the tub full of water."




"Hmmm. . . these could use some pre-treating."




"Oh, yes the temperature is just perfect."





"In they go. My Dad will thank me for taking care of his boxers-



And his shirt."





You might find this little fact funny: That was the third time in three days she did this. I do not find this funny, in case you're wondering. But I did decide to grab the camera and record it, you know, to show to the family therapist.


While I'm shooing her out and wringing out the wet clothes, she did this:






Yes, we have some water issues we will be dealing with this week. (This is where most of her hair accessories have ended up and yet, I keep trying. Why? I ask you?)


But at least I got a head start on the laundry.


Washing clothes: Blogger-style.


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Food for the Soul:
“For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”- Romans 1:20

38 comments:

Beautiful Craziness said...

She is too cute! Unfotunately Sam doesn't help me with laundry...you're just lucky like that I guess!

Kelsey said...

Oh my gosh i laughed out loud! Too funny!

Debye said...

That is too funny (maybe not for you) but definitely to an outsider who doesn't have to clean up the mess :o)

Candi said...

She's just doing it to help out the blog :-). Yeah--I've been known to grab the camera and take pictures then stop the wrong-doing!

Anonymous said...

Just think how little you would have to blog about without children.

She is adorable! Oh and happy washing!

Heather J. said...

Hush your mouth woman, she is merely trying to help out.

Just tell her her chore is now laundry....I promise in a week, it'll lose it's shine and your tub will be yours again.....and the laundry too!

The Apron Queen said...

Throw some soap in there & swish it around. You'll get the clothes & the toilet clean all at once. You can be a multi tasking genius!

Monica said...

That is so funny!!! You can't fault a girl for helping out, now can you??

Kristin said...

Oh my gosh! Hhaha she is too cute! And you are quite the funny Mom. Love your blog!

jennifer said...

Yep. Been there and dealt with that. My son had a fascination with the potty......and our cat. Poor Kitty, she was potty baptized a couple of times and to this day, does not like my son. So yeah, I feel ya.

Jen

Katviper said...

Love the one in the toilet.
Happy WW

Becky said...

I think I have the perfect mate for your daughter...my sweet son (16 months) keeps taking my shoes and throwing them into the tub. It is his mission in life. I have a lot of shoes, by the way, and am having a hard time finding a pair that matches lately.

So...he would be her "sole" mate. HAHAHAHAHA

OH...and in case you think your toilet is the only special one...I woke from a perfect sleep, groggy and squinty eyed only to find a toy air fighter captain in the potty. I believe his aircraft was in danger and he had to eject.

Becky, the maid.

Dawn- Sweet Pea Cakes, etc. Blog said...

LOL so cute. What a creative approach she has to do laundry and telling you she doesn't want to wear her tie things.

Happy Mommy said...

Just so she doesn't know how to flush...
I had a major issue with a rubber duck once.
Good start on the clothes though.
Happy Wednesday.

THe HAppy Housewife said...

I love it, at least she doesn't have the "I throw everything in the garbage can" mentality. That is the phase we are going through right now.

Valarie said...

Oh how funny, I don't think my kids every washed clothes this way. I'm surprised they didn't though. :)

Suzie said...

If only we could harness that energy and use it for good! Maybe you would never need to laundry again

Jessica said...

Don't leave any jewelry laying around.

How funny. Baby Bum put a whole roll of toilet paper in the toilet last week. It almost soaked up all the water.

Bina said...

AH Ha Ha!!!! How cute. She just wants to help wash daddy's nasty cloths! LOL

I know you don't think right now, but every other mother in the world thinks this is SO sweet right now, cause, you know, OURS isn't doing it!

Becky said...

I had to laugh when I read happy housewifes comment about throwing everything in the garbage can...we are doing that too right now!

In fact...we used to have 3 phones...now we only have one. I think two of them are now precociously placed in a landfill somewhere.

And the keys...you have to be careful with the keys. Sigh.

Becky, the maid

melanie said...

Aah, it's so good to have moms who can relate. Been there done that, with the toilet water. Also, been there, done that with the car keys and the trash can. Rrr.

Mandy said...

That is so funny. What is it with the fascination with the toilet? Thanks for stopping by our blog! You are a hoot!

lori said...

I HOPE you paid her for providing material like that for you!!! :)She'd fit right in over here....and I could use the HELP!!

another LAUGH out loud!! hold on to your WALLET....that could be BAD, very bad!!;)
lori

Colleen said...

:O) Actually I think she's showing you just how smart she is...big items in the big tub, little items in the smaller - uh - tub.

Very cute!

Marianne Thomas said...

Ahh...I see blackmail in your future.

When she's eleven or twelve and grumping about helping out around the house, you can pull these photos out and say, "See? You promised me way back when that you'd ALWAYS help with the laundry!"

:-)

Katie said...

I think PBJ would throw everything in the toilet if I let him alone in there for more than 2 secs. As it is he too is throwing everything he can find in the trash can - and looking SO proud when he does it.

Marni Tiani Self said...

That's hilarious!

Alicia said...

People here at work are looking at me because I am laughing so loud. I can't help it!! That was just TOO funny!!!!!

Elaine A. said...

She's already helping with chores??! You are SO lucky... Ok, maybe "helping" isn't the right word...

suzof7 said...

LOL! That is too funny!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Good luck with that one!

Bubbalu is doing the 'throw EVERYTHING into the tub, water or not' phase :)

marky said...

Oh the things that went into my toilet! toddlers have a strange fascintation with them.

Mel said...

Looks like you definitley have your hands full. Gave you an award today so come on over to check it out!!!

Faerie Mom said...

My littlest has hit the "throw everything in the toilet" phase. sigh. At least she is trying to help with the laundry! LOL

Beloved MaMa™ said...

AHA!!!! there are other moms out there like me :o) I wrote a very similar post a month or so back... My toddler also thinks it's fun to put EVERYTHING in the tub and toilet...LOL!!!! There must be something about development in this toddler scenerio :o) Most recently my babe placed my curling iron in the toilet...AUGH!!! thanks for sharing and I love the pictures :o)

AC Momma said...

That is really cute...I think she's trying to help you, or just mess with you. Either way, she is so cute. Adorbale pictures.

Tara said...

It sure is funny. And cute. When something like this happens at our house (and it has been with increasing frequency), my husband and I say "If it is empty, I will fill it. If it is full, I will empty it." That's the toddler motto, right?

Tonya said...

Very creative way to do the laundry! I think it is funny because it is not me :)