I sent Olivia down to get a load of laundry out of the dryer this afternoon, and she immediately asked Mimi to help her. After seeing them out the apartment door with an enormous laundry basket, I decided that this was probably photo appropriate, and sent John after them to document their first solo excursion to the laundry room.
It looks like they got everything out safely. Then this is how Livi tells the story. "I was a tiny bit worried that all the clothes were going to fall out of the basket when I pulled it up the stairs, and so I told Mimi to hold the other side."
"Then I had a great idea. [Tune in, folks, her tone of voice indicates this is revolutionary.] I said, 'Mimi, if a cloe [singular of the plural "clothes"] falls out, you pick it up and put it back in.'"
Absolute genius. She was so incredibly proud of this "great idea" I didn't have the heart to tell her that someone else has probably thought it up before her, and it's almost certainly not patentable.