My mom has a love for the laundry like none other. She has the ability, pardon me, the gift to be able to fold contour sheets like nobody's business and make these sheet bundles that no matter how many times I try I just cannot master. Many years ago she used to do the wash for an older woman in town and she would often times tie beautiful satin ribbons around the laundry bundles before she'd drop them off. I am sure that it was magical to be handed such a lovely bundle of wash.
So, it was no surprise when last year she gave the girls the wash and rinse basins (and later on a wash board). Grace and Emma don't miss a beat and in no time at all they had their doll clothes and drying rack out too. This has remained a favorite activity ever since, and so when Em got out these items and set them all up on the front porch recently I couldn't pass up the chance to take pictures. The first two were taken with me still inside (hence the odd reflection) and then shortly after I made my way out she finally noticed me. It was so sweet to watch her work. And even sweeter that I got to capture these moments for all time.
With any luck, the ability to love the wash skips a generation. With any luck my girls will inherit my mother's laundry doing abilities. And who knows, maybe when I'm an old lady they'll do my wash for me and bring it back with satin ribbons tied around it! XO