Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The end of an era

For the last few months my washer has been making noise when it agitates so I figured the end was near. Today I noticed that it is only agitating about 1/3 of the time. This washer has a story to tell. Can you see the dings all over the front of it where the enamel is knocked off? I had not had my washer very long, maybe only a few weeks. On this partucular day I came downstairs to find a hammer laying in front of the washer with all these dings in it. Caleb was 5 and Jordan was 3 at the time. "Caleb!!!"...."Get downstairs now!!". The conversation went something like this:
Mom: Now Caleb, I know you did this. Why did you do this to Mommy's new washer?
Caleb: I didn't do it Mommy.
Mom: Mommy knows that you did this... now tell the truth!
Caleb: Honest Mommy, I didn't do it.
Mom: Caleb! Mommy is not going to give up until you confess to this and tell Mommy you are sorry!!
Caleb: I didn't do it Mommy!!
This interrogation went on for maybe half an hour. Caleb was not one to fib even at a young age so I should have believed him. Jordan was innocently watching this scene the whole time. Finally she speaks up. "I did it Mommy".
I felt like the worst Mommy ever. It never dawned on me that my sweet innocent 3 year old daughter knew what a hammer was let along how to swing one. That was 13 years ago and we still laugh about it.


74WIXYgrad said...

The less noise it makes now, the more agitating it does-to you.

Peanut said...

Ah kids. They are fun. that is pretty good use out of a washer though. :)

The Brat Pack said...

I hate buying appliances...it seems so adult. ;)

That's hilarious about the "interrogation". At least she fessed up though. I don't think I would have, lol.

Frasypoo said...

Thats funny!!!

Jeannie! said...

Very funny, having 3 kids myself, though all mostly grown up now, youngest is 19.....

I can relate to these funny stories.

treasure them while you have them with you, make every moment last.

Jeannie with tears in her eyes.....