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Inseparable family members


I’d like you to meet a couple of guys who could be referred to as nannys, or child carers but the place they hold in my girls’ hearts is so great that they have become inseparable, I would say as important as mummy and daddy…. please say hello to Teddy and Teddy

Please meet Teddy and Teddy


These two bears have been with us now for the past 2 and a half years, the girls really latched on to them at 6 months and haven’t let them out of their sight since. They are first item on any list if we happen to be going away, they come with us to relatives houses and act as friendly pointers to all family members as to which twin they are talking to. They are with us ALWAYS and come everywhere with us although I have managed to convince the girls that Teddy and Teddy are quite happy to sit on the sofa and wait while they eat but this does not prevent my freindly guys becoming very mucky indeed.

Obviously they look to me for their grooming, beauty routine and health checks and Small Teddy (Bessie’s) has had his blankie sewn on three times to date whereas Big Teddy( Alice’s) has started to unravel his nose so that will need a quick stitch in time any day now….see why I never get on Twitter now!

Of course its the washing machine that has become a major issue and until recently I managed to cleverly distracted the girls with colouring books, puzzles or a game whilst whipping the teddies up behind their backs into the washing machine and into the airing cupboard as quickly as possible hoping to return the guys to their mistresses tout de suite. But now the little ladies have cottoned on to my mischievous doings and watch me like a hawk. So just before Christmas I thought both Teddies were due a sprucing up ready for the festivities and I talked to the girls all about it, explaining a nice wash would make the teddies smell beautifully and they would be right and ready for Father Christmas but it was at the point where I took the teddies from the girls arms, shoved them in, shut the door saying bye bye teddy, have fun we’ll see you in an hour or so when all hell was let loose. TWO SCREAMING GIRLS…

‘Noooo, mummy. Look! Poor Teddy, getting wet mummy, Nooooooo.’

and on it went for the whole cycle. Every time I tried to distract them ‘ let’s go upstairs and play in the ball pit.’ Didn’t work.

I shut the door between us and the damned washing machine but this didn’t work either.

I took the girls out to play, fed them biscuits, bribed them mercilessly but they were having none of it. I have never been so pleased to see a cycle finish and yes, they got their teddies wet and there was no convincing them to dry them first.

My major problem here is, having shown the girls the knobs and buttons on the washing machine in my attempt to be open and honest about washing teddy and make them feel they were giving teddy a ‘bath’ I haven’t had one completed washing cycle since….I go to unload the machine to find the clothes haven’t rinsed at all, garments covered in washing powder or still half dry (half wash). I now have to watch the machine like a hawk whilst it is still in use and I also have to check the bin before loading the clothes for cars, books, mega blocks and any other toy they deem needs a wash…..

I have a wash on as we speak and they’ve only just realised during the spin. Thanks Crayola Colour Wonder mess free paint and thanks Aunty Jo for such a brilliant Christmas Present. Phew! At least that one will be completed 🙂

Do you think it’s to cold to dry outside today?

This is not a sponsored post just a special thank you to Aunty Jo for the train set, the mini lap top (Leap Frog) and the Colour Wonder 🙂

6 Comments leave one →
  1. 03/01/2011 2:40 pm

    lol I have found potatoes and bags of coffee in my washing machine. Thanks to you I will know NOT to teach my kids about the buttons on the machine!! Jen

    • 04/01/2011 3:04 pm

      Good thinking Jen 🙂 Less information is more or something like that I’m sure

  2. 04/01/2011 1:50 am

    Thanks for the heads up! Jake has just discovered ‘opening doors’ & this week has done little else. When he’s not concentrating on honing his raspberry-blowing skills, that is

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