Handy Annie


The dresser in Annie's room came with two sets of knobs; black and white. When we put together the dresser I put the black ones on and stuck the bag of white ones in her top drawer. It appears my little girl has had a growth spurt because the other day she came into my room holding the bag and said "Mommy, I want to change my handles to the white ones". "Okay, Annie" I replied, "We'll work on it in a little while". Off I went to finish up my closet organizing. An hour or so later I went into her room to put away laundry and this is what I found...


"Um, Annie did you change the knobs on your dresser?"
"Yes, Mommy, I wanted them white".
"How did you do it?"
"Oh, all you have to do is turn it like this." (precedes to show me how to turn it)
"Okay, nice job kiddo."

A few days before we had been playing office and I let the girls use an old adding machine I inherited from my friend Marcia (thanks Marcia's Uncle). Madison stuffed a bunch of coins into it and jammed it up. When I went in to investigate Annie says "Mommy, we need to get a screwdriver and take off the bottom, then we can get the money out." "Okay, let's give it a try." A little bit of grease later all fixed.

It appears I have a new person to make Honey-Do Lists for in the house.


Anonymous said...

Holy smokes! That's a pretty determined--and clever--girl you've got there.

Anonymous said...

Aren't kids just amazing.

mary said...

Yep, they never cease to amaze me. I am so happy she feels comfortable with tools.