Mark loves “machines.” “Machines” can be, well, any machine—air-con units, vacuum cleaners, washing machines… anything with a loud engine that roars, bonus if something spins and he can see it.

The other day, he was spending the evening at my in-laws. We picked him up after school and stopped by home. I figure I would give him his bath, to save my in-laws the trouble (I know, I’m a very nice person…).

Problem: after the bath, his hair was wet (duh!) and I didn’t want him to get cold in the car.

“Eh… don’t we have a hair dryer somewhere?” I thought. Yeah, well, I don’t style my hair or blow dry, I let the wind do it, and I can’t remember the last time I use a hair dryer.

“Mark, come to my room… I’m going to show you a really cool machine.”

Of course, he followed me without complaining (toddler pro-tip, always build anticipation).

I found the hair dryer in its box, under the sink. I brought it back to his room and plugged it in. I grabbed the camera as well, just in case.

The look on his face was priceless—a mix of “OMG this is so cool” and “wait a sec… what the hell is that?” I blew hot wind on his face and he loved it. Then he tried it on me. Then on him again.

Yeah, he arrived at my in-laws a bit later than planned…

Turning the hair dryer on…
Feeling the wind
Yeeeahhh!
Feeling the wind
Curious
Curious
Hey, what’s that?
Doing my hair
Mark and I

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14 Comments

    1. Zhu December 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  1. Shannon December 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Haha! Such a cute reaction!

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    1. Zhu December 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Kids are… very expressive!

      Reply
  2. petite yaye December 2, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Love you guys ! I have the same machine lover at home, impossible to mix the soup without him, it is HIS machine…

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    1. Zhu December 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      The mixer? My, this can get… messy, no?

      Reply
  3. Jeruen December 2, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Aww, this is so cute! He is getting bigger and bigger now!

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    1. Zhu December 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Oh yes, he is no longer a baby!

      Reply
  4. Isa December 3, 2014 at 5:02 am

    This is too cute. I can’t handle it

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    1. Zhu December 3, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      We all need a cute moment once in a while! 🙂

      Reply
      1. Isa December 4, 2014 at 2:22 pm

        Oh yeah. I can’t handle it, saying my heart is going to explode of cuteness! 😀

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        1. Zhu December 4, 2014 at 10:50 pm

          Oh no, your poor heart! 😆

          Reply
  5. Holly December 14, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I don’t blow dry or anything either – in fact, I rarely brush my hair! I remember the same thing with my nephews and a fan. Simple things eh?!

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    1. Zhu December 14, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Yes, Mark loves fans too!

      Reply

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