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.

5 comments:

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.....