Okay, so here's the deal. James LOVES to throw things away! He will put anything into the trash that he can pick up and carry there. If we are missing something we know that we should look in the trash to see if James was cleaning! Well, because of James' love of throwing things away, I bought this great new trash can that for over a month now has kept James completely out of the trash! Well, that honeymoon is over! Today James took his dirty diaper to the trash and threw it at the trash can. When the trash can didn't open for him as fast as he thought it should (aka - I wasn't right there to step on the foot pedal to make it open for him.), he decided to do some investigation and I grabbed my camera off of the counter to record him in action!
Okay, he's got it! He is stepping on the pedal. This took a few tries because he kept having his hand on top of the can thus preventing it from opening, but finally he lost his balance a little and got his fingers under the flaps! When he saw what he had done he immediately grabbed the two flaps with both hands and opened the trash can all the way!
And since this trash can closes slowly he was able to pick up his diaper that had started this adventure and get it into the trash can! He shoots....He scores!
And now I get to start checking the top of the trash can before I throw things away for any treasures that James may have disposed of for me!