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Inside my dishwasher. It was left open by the repairman at my request in case it started leaking again. We've ordered a new one, but meanwhile, little hands need to stay far away. Elf and Emperor walked into the kitchen on separate occasions. SOMEHOW, they both did the exact same thing, at first, anyway. They saw the washer open, bellyflopped, and read all the WARNINGS on the workings. Elf was satisfied that he didn't want to mess with any of the stuff and exited the kitchen. Emperor wanted to know why all the wires were different colours. He reasons that the washerman put different colours to mean different things. And what does it mean? His little fingers even went out there for a second. Yes, he thought about it. He just wanted to know. He also wants to know why stars twinkle and has five questions for every answer you give him. He needs to stay out of the kitchen.


  1. LOL! Sounds like my Gavin. I hope that the dishwasher makes it through untouched!

  2. What an neat kid! He loves to learn doesn't he?

  3. Oh my! Scary, scary. Some kids just can't leave well enough alone.

  4. That would be a recipe for disaster in my house! It kind of looks like a bomb.

  5. Griffin would NOT be able to resist putting him hand in there and tweaking something! Unless I put a spider in there, that would stop him! lol

  6. The various colors do tend to mean different things... but I don't know what. I never studied electricity enough [smile].

    Stars twinkle, I think, because the light is passing through our moving atmosphere which distorts it much like watch dances at the bottom of a pool: The fluid (air, in the case of our atmosphere) is bending the light.

    Okay, now that I've guessed, time to ask Google if I'm right...

    Boom: I got it! [beams with pride] ...though, I didn't know that bit about planets ...learn new things every day [smile].


  7. Lisa, Emperor and Gavin would probably get into a lot of trouble together!!

    Ganeida, he sure got barked at. He hasn't tried it since.

    Sue, it kind of IS a bomb. Or a lemon.

    Zimms, he does love to learn, but disassembling the dishwasher is not a homeschool project. Electrical appliances that are not grounded AND leak? Nope. Time for a new washer, and let the professionals install it!!!

    Chris, I have the perfect giant plastic spider... but we're using it to scare kids here.

    Luke, you're so funny!! I can't wait till you get your questions in triplicate. Been praying God moves someone's hands to sign things, stamp 'em, and send them your way VERY SOON. I'll be very glad for you. :]

  8. It's nice when kids are curious about things. I just wish my kids would stop asking me why to every single answer I give them.

  9. Mrs. C, that's a good point. I'll need a portable net-enabled device by then to be able to Google things on the fly [smile]. I mean, three questions at once, all the time...

    ...I wonder if that logic will score me a netbook with Brittany... [smirk]



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