Sunday, January 18, 2009

So the boys had an early bath

Yesterday I was sitting on the couch, tuning out The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and playing Sextuple on the iPhone.  I am completely addicted to Sextuple.  It is not enough for me to pass every level, I must completely solve every level or I feel bitterly disappointed with myself. Seriously.

Anyway, there we are in the living room when I realize that I am missing a boy.  I immediately KNOW where he is and what he is doing.  Mama instinct is scary accurate.  I run to our bathroom and there is Worm, playing in the toilet.  OH MY DEAR LORD IT WAS NOT FLUSHED!

Now, before you think we are completely disgusting, let me explain.

It was just pee.  It is sinful in today's ecological climate to flush every time you pee.  We are just doing our part to help the environment.

Not buying it, huh?

Okay, here's why.  Worm's bedroom shares a wall with the master bath and another wall with the boy's bath.  We got in the habit of not flushing when he is asleep.

It has never been an issue before.  He hasn't shown a tremendous interest in the toilet.  One time, months ago, we had a toilet incident, but nothing since.

I handled it very calmly, I think.  There was no swearing (out loud).  I just stripped him down, drew a warm bath and let it go.

However, we have an ALWAYS flush rule starting immediately.  I would rather chance waking him up with a flush than have to monitor his every move.  Also, I am NOT buying toilet locks.  I am all for basic baby proofing, but I will not take it to the level of insanity.  I have enough to be insane about.

1 comment:

  1. I live by the "if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down" philosophy myself. That comes from living alone and having some sense of responsibility to the environment. I may leave my computer on 24/7 and I may not recycle everything I throw away and I might drive 25 miles each way to take a yoga class, but I do what I can when I can and that little bit of water I save might make all the difference in the world. It's my little contribution! But I will make it a point to flush when I have little toilet bowl inspectors visiting! Speaking of which, we need to schedule a date...