Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Stanley Show

While doing laundry Snow White said her favorite pal Stanley needed to be washed. Stanley is a very special bear. She took the decorative pins off his colorful shirt which was made by Grandma. Poor old Stanley is balding in some spots, some of his threading is coming apart but all in all he is holding up.

I tossed Stanley in the wash and Snow White sat by the washer. It was almost as if she expected him to pop out to say he needed her or wanted something. By the time she finished reading a book it was time for him to come out of the washer. After she looked him over thoroughly bfore allowing me to pop him into the dryer.

The dryer is front loading with a large glass door. When I first turned on the dryer she could not see him and a look of worry came over her face. That look quickly changed to sheer happiness! “Look Mommy, there’s Stanley! …There he is again!... Look at him GO! … Oh, that looks silly! Wow that looks like fun!...Mom! Mom! You have got to see this! Come watch Stanley do all these tricks!” She jumped up and down with excitement each time he popped into view. I sat and watched the “Stanley Show” with her for a full 30 minutes.

When the dryer stopped she excitedly awaited his retrieval. She hugged him so tightly and said “Aww Stanley you are so warm and cuddly. Did you have a great time?”

And to think I thought it was going to be an ordinary dull evening of laundry.

Tune in next month to see if Stanley survives yet another spin cycle. Same Hot time, Same Hot channel.

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