When I say exciting morning, I mean exciting in the not so awesome sense. But, it ended okay, so
"c'est pas grave!".
Despite all that Daniel managed to fix the washer and clean up the diaper mess. And I muddled my way through two hours of french conversation (with much bumbling!) with no major harm done. So all in all, what ends well is well. Above is a picture of Daniel and his happy helper. Nothing like a tool box to make a little boy ecstatic.