Violet is to the vacuum cleaner as a tigress is to an elephant. She stalks silently in the shadows..always watching. Slinking slowly with her belly to the ground she moves in for the attack. Alone she knows she stands no chance at a kill, but nonetheless she will study and learn everything about this beast as she waits for the perfect time. At last, the vacuum falls silent and she seizes her opportunity.

And that is how in the middle of vacuuming this afternoon, I came to see my sweet little daughter run up and hit the vacuum cleaner as soon as I turned it off.