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“don’t ever turn mommy’s knobs”

As soon as Kathy uttered those words, I lost it. She was a little bit annoyed at me for laughing so hard and so long, but it tickled my giggler.

Tonight she set up her sewing machine and serger so she can work on a new project. After that came the process of opening them up to clean and lubricate them.

Ben watched all this in his inquisitive four year old way, and immediately decided that the machines had been placed on the table for his personal experimentation and entertainment. He decided to help himself to the controls. If you are at all familiar with a sewing machine, you’ll realize that a four year old can hurt himself or the machine very easily by doing this.

Kathy’s comment was intended as a protective motherly gesture. It turned out to be very entertaining, especially after the giggle I got when she put oil on parts of her serger as they throbbed up and down.

By elyograg

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy with the proof.
-- J.K. Galbraith

4 replies on ““don’t ever turn mommy’s knobs””

“It turned out to be very entertaining, especially after the giggle I got when she put oil on parts of her serger as they throbbed up and down.”

That sounds so much nastier than it really is…

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