I have a small clothesline on the backporch for clothing items I don't want to shrink in the dryer (seriously, i'm so tired of buying clothes for L and then drying them and they shrink 2 sizes!).
The line is up really high though and L always wants to help me hang clothes but isn't able to.
I've been telling him that i'll set up his own clothesline and today thats what I did. Since most of our outside play involves water nowadays, I filled his kiddie pool with water so he could "wash" everything first (just some old rags) and then hang them out on the clothesline to dry.
I showed him how to do the first two rags but he had to do a few on his own before it really caught on. It was really interesting watching him try so many different ways to pin the clothes. Not to mention just getting used to the way the clothespins work. THEN I saw him put a piece of the rag on the line, hold it there with one hand, reach for a clothespin with the other hand and then pin the rag. YAY!
He became a pro in no time.
He cleared the line several times to start over and then started having fun with the pins. Lots of concentration and coordination going on here!
L had so much fun with this and I think the line will stay up for a little while
(despite how "ghetto" daddy thinks clotheslines are haha!)
I can't get enough of watching my little boy hang "clothes" out on the line.
It's just so stinkin precious!
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