Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Things That Don't Belong In The Toilet (Part 1)

I wasn't going to post this. I took the picture for my own records, where I keep a lot of pictures filed away in the "Things Little Man does and nobody would believe me if it weren't for this picture" section. Then I read this story: Cotton Swab Soup and I figured I had to share it.
I was getting Little Man's bath ready and he was chatting away with the vaccuum (literally standing there, speaking to it). I called him over to the bathroom so I can strip and soak him. He came in while I was trying to get his crayons in the medicine cabinet. (Believe me, if I didn't keep them there my whole house would have scribbles.) Suddenly I hear "Uh-oh."
Uh-oh? What do you mean uh-oh??? I go to him in front of the toilet and look in and this is what I see:His binky. In. The. Toilet.
You would think that this means he is over the binky and is ready to flush it (haha) out of our lives forever...no. He just wanted to see what would happen if he put the binky in the toilet. He was about to flush, I had to stop him. Thank goodness there was nothing else in the toilet.
So, Erin-erin-bo-berin (banana-fana-fo-ferin! I always sing that song when I see your name!)) I totally know where you're coming from. In the future when he is a little older I will have to print out your instructions and have him follow them with whatever he threw in the toilet that day, because I know this isn't the last time it will happen in my house.

9 comments:

Kristen said...

Leah has a new obsession with our "bacooom" (vacuum) too! We bought her the fisher price kids version. It's so cute!

AJW5403 said...

My little girl has been putting things in the toilit and watching them go down. I keep having to unstop the toilets. I have tried over and over to get it though her head to stop. Hope yours does not get as bad as mine.

Diana said...

AJW- I have to keep my bathroom door completely shut (and soon to be LOCKED) because he can't get enough of putting things in the toilet, or just sitting in the tub. Luckily so far I've caught him before he has flushed anything down, but a few days ago his washcloth was almost a victim to my pipes. (Or the pipes were the victim?) Well, you get the idea...
Kristen- he used to like the sound of the vaccuum, but now won't go near it if it's on. But he'll still talk to it in passing...

Lola said...

boogs has just started showing an interest in the toilet. I have caught him swishing his hand around in ours several times. I am sure that his hands are just the beginning!

LynAnne said...

My son dropped his toy Lala (Teletubies..this was 8 years ago) in the loo, flushed it down and then cried because we couldn't get it back. Oh, the traumas of childhood! Good thing you rescued the binky but, I must say Ewww..

SuperMom said...

Now, why would you not want to post THAT?

I had to dig one of Sister's toys out of the toilet once.

And it wasn't an empty toilet.

And it wasn't number 1.

Get the picture?

sweatpantsmom said...

Hey - that could be a whole new blog. "Things In The Toilet Today."

I could add an ice cream cone, from when my daughter was two.

Diana said...

Lola- just wait and see. It's quite an adventure for them.
Lynanne-Ewwww is right. That binky got sanitized even thought the toilet was clean. Toilet water is gross in my book.
Supermom-I don't know why I wasn't going to post it. It won't be the last one, though. That's why i put part 1, because I know it'll be an ongoing thing.
SPM- you might have given me an idea. It'll be a sister to "True Wife Confessions" like Dawn did...hmmmm. But i don't know if i would get as many responses....

Erin-erin-bo-berin said...

Thank You for the Shout Out! I love the idea of creating a blog titled: What's In the Toilet Today?

As far as the locked bathroom door: we keep the one in the hallway locked, but for the other one,the one in the master bedroom, you have to be able to operate a doorknob-safety-thingy to get the door open to our room. The big sisters can do it, and they have outgrown experimenting with what will flush and what will just cause a flood?