5 July 2009

A washing line

Sunnyboy has been interested in laundry since he was old enough to sit and watch the washing machine go round. Once he was mobile he started helping me load and unload the machine, and later helped hang washing up indoors to dry. He passes the pegs and clean washing to me when I hang laundry on the line outside too, but obviously is too small to reach it, so we decided to put up a washing line that Sunnyboy could use. He's very pleased with his new washing line and has been doing laundry every day.















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26 comments:

  1. I love, love this so very much!!!
    I am in love with the "look" of laundry on the line, and even more so little ones having fun in the garden doing their 'work' : ) sweet colorful clothespins!

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  2. So sweet! When we put our clothesline up outside we included a kid size one too. My boys love to help hang their clothes and then take them off when their dry.

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  3. Oh my gosh, Sunnyboy is just the cutest kid! I love that he's got the doll on the clothesline, too!

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  4. So so cute!!! I love the little dollies on the line.

    Lisa :)

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  5. I really like the idea! I'll try it with my boys - they have been helping with the dryer - but this is just too cute - thank you! Very sunny and colorful and cheerful pictures!

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  6. Oh my! You have taught him well...it's great that he enjoys it and helps out everyday. He's a sunny boy indeed! :)

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  7. So cute! Pretty soon you will be able to sit back with a cup of tea while he does all the laundry! :)

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  8. We do this too! Isn't it great. R loves his little washing line, and putting about 7 pegs on each item lol :) xx

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  9. This is the sweetest thing, and who couldn't do with help with the washing!

    I see you have both sidebars working, if it isn't to difficult do you think you could let me know how you do this?

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  10. This is sooooo very awesome!! Sunnyboy's face says it all.
    You are so thoughtful and creative.

    I am amazed at the wonderful opportunities you are sharing with your son. So awesome!! Well done!!

    Shari

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  11. I LOVE this!! I am really looking forward to having a back yard again so we can put up a clothes line. I'll have to put up an Ingrid sized one too.

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  12. Thanks for all the comments :)

    Gardenmama, I love the 'look' of washing on the line too :)

    Debs, 7 pegs per item sounds about right :)

    Marie, I followed the instructions here:
    http://www.bloggerbuster.com/2007/07/create-three-column-blogger-template.html

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  13. Love this "slow parenting" experience he's having, and I especially love how it starts simple and then he goes wild with the things he can clip onto his own personal line!

    I got my kids to go out and hang a load of whites this afternoon (they are ages 15, 13, 11 and 7) while I made them crepes for lunch. "I won't even start the crepes until I see that you are on your way out the door with the basket of clothes," I said. They grabbed that basket and the pins, and the clothes are out there right now, wafting in the breeze.

    And we finished off the last crepe.

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  14. a young helper wonderful

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  15. That is so sweet! Great pics!

    ~Susan

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  16. fabulous idea. I think I might have to try that.

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  17. that is the sweetest thing ever!

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  18. Sunnyboy did well! A mother's helper indeed. He will grow up to be a very responsible and reliable man.

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  19. I love this! Just way too cute!!

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  20. Nice idea! We hung laundry up north at my parents. The kids thought it was great. It's so humid down here it might never dry.

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  21. What a great idea! I love anything that will help a child become involved in a parent's work. It occupies the child so the parent can accomplish something, it teaches the child a good work ethic, and it nurtures your relationship as you work together!

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  22. Good idea, what a great helper!

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  23. My youngest would love this idea. I may have to do this. Thanks for sharing.

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