Me: (Quietly putting Bears blanket in the washer)

Tramp: He is not going to be happy with you.

Me: If you will stay quiet he probably won't even notice.

Bear: (From living room) Mom!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG Mom!!!!!! We have an emergency!

Tramp: (Rolls eyes) Told you….

Me: (Taking a deep breath) Bear?

Bear: (Runs into kitchen, tries to stop, slides into me and the washer) MOM!!!! Someone stole my blanket!!! We need to call someone and (Pause) Mother, what are you putting in the washer?

Me: Your blanket

Bear: You stole my blanket!

Tramp: (snorts)

Me: No, I picked your blanket up off the living room floor and decided to wash it since you brought it out of your kennel.

Bear: Nooooooo it can't be washed!!! It's mine!

Me: Then in the future I would suggest leaving it in your kennel where I don't trip over it

Bear: Mother! How could you? It will smell funny now and I won't be able to sleep!

Me: I am sure you will get over it

Bear: Hrmp! (Sits in front of washer)

Tramp: Bear, what are you doing?

Bear: Guarding my blanket

Tramp: You know it's going to take awhile and you have the attention span of a gnat, right?

Bear: Nope! Going to guard my blanket as long as it takes!

 

A few minutes later

 

Me: (Picking up toys off the floor and putting them in the toy box)

Bear: (Running and grabbing the toy I am reaching for) Mom! I have them where I want them.

Tramp: Bear! Your blanket is unguarded!

Bear: (Runs back to washer)

Tramp: This could be fun…. 

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