We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

A Peg in a Pinch

This is my first 'Works For Me Wednesday' but I hope to make it a regular feature.

Recently, Parent Hacks asked about uses for clothespins.

It has been wet and very cold here lately - and on the rare sunny days I try to get Wombat out in the fresh air as much as possible. Since I also prefer to dry his clothes and nappies on the line, this means letting him wander around and explore while I hang the wash.

The sun was out, but the wind was still fiercely cold. Wombat was well-rugged up, but his hood kept slipping off his head. Ear infections were the bane of his Daddy's childhood, and I really wanted to keep him warm, so everytime the hood slipped off, I would have to stop pegging, run after him and pull it back up again. After this had happened about five times, I realised I had a peg in my hand, and necessity being the mother of invention...

It worked extremely well. He was comfortable, and I was able to get the rest of the washing hung without continuous interruption. So there we have a 'works for me Wednesday' and a 'parenthack' all in one - clothespins (or pegs as Aussies call them) make great emergency clothes-adjusters!

'Works For Me Wednesday' is hosted by 'Rocks In My Dryer'. You can find out how to participate here.

(Of course, I chose the wrong week to join in, since the Americans are taking a break for Independence Day :P but hey, it still works for me!)


Steff said...

looks like a beak - a rooster cock comb - we use a peg to turn one of daddys old tshirts into a painting smock - works a treat - so they are great clothing adjusters

Schelle said...

Lol... with some of his other hoodies, he looks like a very cute little tellytubby

not that he's ever seen one - the only tv he watches is Blues Clues ;P