The Best Toddler Activity, Ever!


toddler in dryerWho says toddlers are too young to help with the laundry? As long as you don’t mind it taking an hour for the clothes to go from the washer to the dryer… no one, that’s who!

Tonight my older toddler (The Shnook) spent a good long while taking every single piece of clothing out of the washing machine, INDIVIDUALLY, then climbed up a stool and put them in the dryer, but not without first announcing each item in a deadpan voice.  It went something like this:

“My sock.”

“Daddy’s underpants.”

“Your bra.”

“Fuzzball’s pants.”

“My underpants.”

“My shirt.”

“Fuzzball’s sock.”


It was high comedy, and a good thing no one was in a hurry. I did try to help him at one point, but you can imagine how that went. Never try to help your toddler do anything to save time. It will just take twice as long because you’ll have to undo everything you did to try to make things go faster.

By the way, do you think this is indicative of some kind of obsessive/compulsive disorder?