Friday, June 5, 2009

Thank you Louis Rodier

I've spent most of my afternoon basking in the sun (with sunlotion on of course!) reading Street Lawyer by John Grisham while the kids have played in the sprinker and played cops and robbers with their new water guns. I just finished filling up 32 water balloons so they can each have 8 balloons to use in some manner later. (I was going to say throw at each other, but they have proven in the past that they are too creative to use them in such a basic manner.) I would have done more but now I have a blister on my finger from tying knots in them. Life is hard... which brings me to my gratitude for Louis Rodier. He invented the washing machine--patented in 1857. I'm sure there must be later forms of it patented, but he was the originator. I looked it up. I must admit that before I even looked it up, I knew it must be a man. I'm not trying to be sexist, but a woman would not have had time to invent a washing machine because she would have been too busy doing laundry! So a big huge thank you to Mr. Rodier and his successors for their wonderful inventions. Because of you I could sit in my yard, soak up some rays, play with my kids all while doing 4 loads of laundry. It's not folded yet....hmmmm...maybe I could get creative....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Yeah! I get an A

So Nathan has decided that he enjoys being a backseat driver. I get all the comments..."watch out! that car almost hit you"; "you should have slowed down mom"; "why are we stopping?" "The cars behind us are going to catch us!" Today he decided to be encouraging on the way to Walmart:

"Mom, you're doing the right thing; you're staying on the road."

Whew! I guess I passed driver's ed for the day.