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Vacuous vacuuming

We've had little Theo (now 21 months) with us all day. His big 'thing' now is vacuum cleaners (we have two Dysons because one broke and then we bought another and then we had the first fixed so now we have two). Theo had us bring both out. He likes, not to hoover himself, but to watch you doing it. He's worried about switching the machine on and can't quite manage yet to plug it in. He stands there looking bereft and pitiful until you switch it on. Yet he pulls out the flex and when you are vacuuming he comes along behind pulling the machine for you. 'Button' (to switch the machine on) 'Plug-it-in' and 'Hoover' are all favourite words along with the imperious 'Come!'

There's no escape. He puts bits of the Dyson in your hand, tells you to change the head for the upholstery instrument or vice versa and you have to obey. So that's the productive part of your day gone for a Burton and just to add insult to injury he then does a poo in his nappy making sure the smell is strong enough to compel you to do something about it. Our girls couldn't stand a dirty nappy and complained bitterly. But with Theo it's all in a day's work. Make the grandparents vacuum. I feel like a Roman slave. Being commanded by someone less that two is no fun. Still we have a clean house now.

Posted at 12th Nov 2010 - 06:00PM   Posted by Fennie   Vacuous vacuuming Comments: 7

Ivy's Avatar Reading this makes me really wish to become a grandparen one day. But till then I go on borrowing other people's children. eek what did I borrow a 17 year old for??? Certainly not for hoovering. Something must have gone wrong this time. Feeling like the director of a youth hostel at the moment

Posted by: Ivy on 12th Nov 2010 at 06:40PM

Faith's Avatar Fennie Laughing

Ivy Shocked You are an amazing woman to borrow a 17 year old!!

Posted by: Faith on 12th Nov 2010 at 07:18PM

Ivy's Avatar not amazing ,just plain daft with a very soft heart!
Very Happy

Posted by: Ivy on 12th Nov 2010 at 08:15PM

Milla's Avatar once you've changed his nappy, send him round here!

Posted by: Milla on 12th Nov 2010 at 08:32PM

Mountainear's Avatar Hmm, I'm with Milla - send him round after the nappy change. Does he do dishwashers?

Posted by: Mountainear on 12th Nov 2010 at 09:46PM

Sounds like a delightful soul. How good would he be at cleaning out a Bear's den?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 13th Nov 2010 at 12:32AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Aw Fennie yo love it really.

As with most teenager I bet he does untidy and sleeping in until dusk Laughing

Posted by: Westerwitch on 13th Nov 2010 at 10:08AM

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