Lucy and Lincoln had so much fun pretending to be pioneers at the High Desert Museum the other week. On the way home Lucy asked if she could have a pump and wash tub in our backyard! She was enthralled to find out that I have an antique washboard so I decided I’d better get them a wash tub to go with it.
The shallow tub is a feed tub from our local farm store…I like it because it’s so shallow and is a lot safer than a deep tub, but the washboard still fits in it great. Black rubber…not as quaint as the one at the museum but it’s all good.
Busy, busy! And a wee bit muddy. I hung them a low clothesline too, and shared a bunch of my clothespins
Pinning wee clothes is great for fine motor skills development. I love Lucy’s look of concentration.
What are they “washing”? Doll clothes, and fabric scraps I gave them…later to become napkins at Lucy’s mud pie table.
The great amount of fun to be had from such simple things never fails to bring a smile to my face. They’ve been playing at washing clothes (and using the tub as a cauldron for making pear soup with the pears that fall out of the tree) for the last couple of weeks! So much fun.