Monday, October 27, 2008

Whitewater Adventure

So Mitchell was going potty and had been in there a long time, which is nothing unusual. He also flushed over and over again, which is also nothing unusual.

Then, he comes running out of the bathroom in pure panic!

"I put a big ball of paper in the toilet and now water's running out of it!" he exclaims with pure fright.

So, I did what any good former homebuilder employee would do - I turned off the water to the toilet. Then, I quarantined the boys in my bedroom and started the oh-so-fun task of cleaning up all that water.

There must have been an inch or two on the floor!

As I was cleaning, I asked Mitchell how much paper he put in.

"It was a ball bigger than my head," he answered, kinda proudly but still with that tinge of fright.

I soaked up four big towels' worth of water then grabbed the mop and mopped up about a third of my mop bucket's worth.

Ah, motherhood. Never a dull - or dry - moment!

An aside: I knew this moment would come from the time he first noticed how the toilet worked. I'm amazed it's taken this long!


HeatherPride said...

My son used to do this too when he first learned how to use the potty! I swear, sometimes he would stuff a whole roll's worth of TP down the pipe! We learned to keep the plunger very, VERY handy!

Frogs in my formula said...

You used to be a homebuilder employee? (LOL, I feel like all I do is ask you questions!)

Mary Anna said...

Frogs - I explain it all (and way too much more) in the email I just sent you!

Mary Anna said...

Our new house (I keep calling it "new" even though we moved here in January) has way too many bathrooms, so I purchased plungers and toilet brushes for each one. No need to tote those things around, especially in an emergency!

steenky bee said...

Oh dear. I got over my gag reflex quickly when my son learned to work the toilet. Luckily, he's never been one to stick anything down there. He prefers to toilet paper our house. It's precious and slightly more sanitary than him playing in the bowl.

tierd said...

Oh, my - I am sure this is what we are in for with Graham!!! Fun, fun, fun! By the way ... tag, you're it! (check my blog)

Captain Dumbass said...

I'm so glad we missed this.

Frogs in my formula said...

Hi again--I tagged you. If you're up for it, I changed it to a mom tag (am I starting to seem stalkerish??)

The Stiletto Mom said...

Bigger than his head??? HAHAHAHAHAHA

At least you know he has all that spacial stuff down pat.

Oh, and we still only have one plunger so we run around the house like mad men when this STILL happens at ages 9 and 7. Sheesh.