I have just stuck 'Penguin' in the washing machine.
Burton's beloved cuddly toy has gone for a much over due wash! The trouble is, I have no idea how it is going to appear after its encounter with the washing machine. I just hope that it will emerge intact so it can be returned to its little owner!
Burton loves Penguin - it was a Christmas present from my Dad, who is chuffed to bits that his grandson has taken so much to this soft toy. So much so in fact that he has bought a replacement one in case anything should happen to Penguin. A gesture which surprised me as my Dad is not the type to think of such things.
I am pleased that Burton loves Penguin as much as he does, because he has helped to get Burton to sleep in his cot for naps and at bed time. B's little face lights up whenever he sees his cuddly friend waiting for him in the cot. Which is another reason why I hope Penguin will survive his washing machine experience - otherwise what will I do at bedtime tonight???
Poor old Penguin was overdue a wash though, what with having a mixture of dribble, snot, bum cream etc... lovingly added to his exterior over the past few months - certain parts of him had become a tad crusty!
So I have 18 minutes left until the washing cycle ends - fingers crossed all will be well and Burton and Penguin can resume their bedtime, changing and playtime routines once more and Mummy can breathe a big sigh of relief! Oh and we will have a clean and crust free Penguin..........well for one day at least!!