While I was sick in bed last week, our dryer decided to die. We've been expecting either one or both of our machines to crap out on us soon, since they came with the house and were cheap, cheap, cheap. Rick has been doing tons of research, and since he does the laundry, he picked our new machines. They're fantastic, with more bells and whistles than our car.
While waiting for the machines, Rick would go to the laundromat, and Zack apparently thought that was just too cool. He learned to fold wash cloths, and he was content to watch the laundry going around and around. So when our new machines arrived, he (on his own, I didn't stage this) pulled his little chair into the mud room and watched for a while.
The only problem I have with these machines is that since they're front-loading, I can't felt things anymore. And I just bought a new Noni Bags Kit (Bags, Spring, 2006, Large Bobbles) so if I ever get the time to actually knit the darned thing, I'll have to find somewhere else to felt it. Small price to pay for kickin' machines.