I’ve been working on building a bed frame for Rachel and I (yes for the first time in about 5 years we’re going to have a real bed!) and Milo has been helping out. We’ve been having a lot of discussions about “hardware” – bolts, nuts, washers – and tools. The other day I cut up some pieces of wood for him, drilled some holes, and provided a handful of hardware for him to play and build with.
Except I omitted some key components to his pile of materials.
Milo came rushing back after I gave him everything and said:
I need some cleaners dad!!!
I couldn’t figure out what he was talking about and for a couple of minutes he tried to describe what he needed. I finally realized he wanted washers.
Washers -> cleaners
Cleaners -> washers