One of Charlotte's favorite things by far has to be her swing. She loves it! It was given to us for free by some friends of ours, which was totally awesome of them, and we have definitely gotten some use out of it. I even made Beau take the thing apart and shove it in our car for our trip to Kansas! It was such a life-saver there too. About a week ago one day Charlotte was napping and swinging away and it just stopped. I thought oh great, the batteries are dead or something, but nope. The birds moved and tweeted and the music played away. No swinging at all. Ugh! For the next few days Charlotte still used it but one of us nudged her with our foot or just gave her a push now and then. Zoey even got recruited a couple times to give her sister a push when she fussed. The other night Beau had enough and did some research on how to fix it. Turns out, lots of people have had this problem and you can easily fix it with an air freshener! You must think I'm crazy, here's how he did it.
He bought one of these:
Come to find out the motor in one of these things is the exact same motor in the swing! Crazy! He took the whole thing apart.
|He's got his serious face on|
He took the old motor out and soldered the new one in.
At this point the only way to turn it on or off was to take out one of the batteries. Beau was so worried that was trashy and decided it needed a switch. He drilled the hole.
Zoey had a GREAT week at school last week, she ended up getting another purple dot and finished the week with a green. That is 2 more prizes after the chapstick! After we grabbed the switch we stopped by Target and she picked out a pom-pom pen.
This is Beau's weekend to work so we have been sticking around the house. We had a birthday party at the neighbors and I made her a super cute gift, I'll have to do a post about it. It was a big hit! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!