That’s What Washers Are For
So the boy and the little one are twelve years apart. When the boy was small, he had a bad habit of cleaning his hands on his clothes. As I’m sure most kids do. Haha. I would always scold him about doing that and would hand him a napkin. It was really hard to break him out of that habit. I couldn’t tell you how much money was lost on stained clothes. Every time I would catch him wiping his hands on his clothes, I would say, “That’s what napkins are for”. Well, being the smart alec that he is, his response was always, “Well, isn’t that what washers are for”? That was just a battle that was never going to end. Well, cue the little one. She has the same bad habit. (Shocker) I tell her over and over to use a napkin. That’s why they were invented. She is about 84% more stubborn than the boy when he was her age. So, when dealing with her, it really is a war. I could tell her till I’m blue in the face to use a napkin and she will use it for the first wiping and then it’s right back to her clothes. I tell her, that’s why all your clothes are ruined. Her response is, “Well, isn’t that what washers are for”? Wow!! Why didn’t I think of that. What a simple method. All these years, I could have avoided the battle of the hand wiping. I swear, the little one is the boy all over again. Ugh!!! I can’t believe these two completely different people, are exactly the same. Haha. Can’t wait to do it all over again with a girl version of the boy. NOT!!!!!