The Ordinary Moments – The Washing Machine

The kitchen is usually out of bounds for the girls. It’s the only place we have a stairgate in our house to separate the lounge from the kitchen.

Whenever the girls either sneak through or are on their way to the garden they always go hunting through the cupboards which results in everything everywhere so they don’t spend much time in the kitchen when they aren’t in their high chairs.


I realised how little time they spent when in the week whilst enroute to the garden, they were stopped in their tracks by the whirring of the washing machine. They hurried over and sat transfixed by the rotating whizz it was making. They tried desperately to touch the washing inside and giggled loudly when the spin kicked in and the washing went super quick.

I remember when I was small watching my cabbage patch boy doll in the washing machine. He was a bald doll called Billy and I found it ever so funny that my Mom used to put him in a pillow case to save him crashing and banging about during the cycle. It was lovely to see my girls sat doing exactly what I had years before.

An ordinary but lovely moment. This is the first time I’ve linked up but with Mummy, Daddy and Me I think it’s important to look for the good in everyday tasks and I will definitely be appreciating the ordinary moments more

B xx

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9 Comments

  1. 21st June 2015 / 9:20 am

    Amazing the things in your kitchen that keep the kids amused isn’t it? Mine always liked the cupboards with pans in. My cats prefer the washing machine.

  2. Michelle (@AFamilyChatter)
    21st June 2015 / 12:02 pm

    My little girl does this! They’re fascinated by it aren’t they! Let’s just hope they’re just as keep to use it when they’re older! 🙂 x

  3. 21st June 2015 / 5:26 pm

    I used to love watching the washing machine as a child! I remember it so clearly! xx

  4. 21st June 2015 / 7:39 pm

    Love this! and so true 🙂

  5. 21st June 2015 / 9:17 pm

    Oh that’s so sweet! My Pip is similarly obsessed with the washing machine, it’s definitely his favourite toy – if only he’d stop trying to climb inside it!

  6. 22nd June 2015 / 6:13 am

    Such a cute picture! As you say it is very important to acknowledge the beautiful ordinary moments x

  7. 22nd June 2015 / 8:29 pm

    Such a sweet picture, our washing machine now is in a seperate cupboard but in our old house H used to love watching it, and whenever I put his teddy in there you couldn’t drag him away from it. x

  8. 22nd June 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Oh they are so sweet – look at their dresses! Yes, my twins like anything like this – basically anything that isn’t a toy. LOL! Lovely post xxxx

  9. 24th June 2015 / 4:25 pm

    These 2 girls are just the cutest! Elsie sat in front of the washer last week, wasn’t quite so cute as she screamed the whole cycle waiting for her blanket to come out!

    #OrdinaryMoments