Elijah has a fascination with the handle on the Hills Hoist in the back yard. He gets very frustrated when I'm hanging the clothes out as I wind it right down to lock it into place. When that happens, he can't move the handle at all, he gets upset and mayhem often ensues. Woo.
Mummy's sneak solution (apparently, according to Mummy all Mummies are sneaky) is to ask Bugs to wait until it is 'his turn' to use the handle.
She has created a monster. Once he's had his turn, he won't touch the handle again until whoever is hanging out the clothes has a turn, too. If you take too long to take your turn, mayhem often ensues until such time as the requested turn is taken. Only then will the mayhem stop ensuing (desues, perhaps?) - until he's finished his turn.
He's so helpful. Sometimes I wish he wasn't quite so helpful.