Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lowered Expectations

Once upon a time lived a proper King and Queen who always had an understanding to leave the toilet seat down. They vowed they would not partake of the peasant way and have to stare into the insides of a toilet bowl upon walking into a bathroom. When they would visit homes of toilet lids up, they would agree about the necessity of better sanitation with lowered lids.

Then the happy couple had triplet boys -triplet boys who needed to be potty trained. Somehow in the lesson of weeing in the toilet, the children have found ways around putting the lid down. Usually in a form of a loud boisterous slam of a lid attacking the porcelain rim. The queen would rather not hear it, nor make the boys touch the toilet and have to rewash their hands, so she has deemed it to be placed on the "wish it away" list.

But slowly the tolerance for not demanding the lid be put in it proper place (down!) has extended to tolerance for finding the toilet not flushed (number ones only thank you).

It is said the queen has lost all sense of properness now that she justifies the non-flushing children by instead thinking of the of water saved from lack of flushing.

She excels at finding the silver linings, don't you think?


laraine said...

Laura - you had me laughing my A$$ off with this post.

What you say is so true!. I know I have seriously lowered my standards of what I will tolerate in the bathrooms these days.

However I do draw the line at them peeing without picking UP the seat. That is just a little too much for me handle!.

I'm going to try to give you a call later. I have a 1Gig card you can have for your camera.

Laura said...

Laraine, last night at Target Don found a 2GB card for $6! Bargain! Thank you so much for you offer though, it was very appreciated :)

laraine said...

Wow - $6!. That is a great deal. I'm glad you found one.

Michele S said...

OMG! Laraine made me laugh because my boys NEVER put the lid UP! How would you like to sit on pee on day long. That's what I do! :)

Anonymous said...

You are great at blogging! By the way the have toilet seats that with a little motion the go down them selves!!!! Look into it , it won't letthe seat slam!! Luv Tami

Annie said...

Laura, the boys are just trying to save water. When we go to the cottage in Chautauqua Lake where they have a well, the rule is always, "If its yellow, let it mellow. If its brown, flush it down."

Anonymous said...

Laura, I feel your pain, I fall into the toilet more often now that Joey's potty trained and he too is allergic to flushing, I'm not sure why, but I can always tell when it's him that's gone potty :) LOL