Blast from the Past: This blog has gone to the toilet

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over eleven years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about a toilet post from 2010 with an update about my toilet today!!

I wrote this post as a frustrated mom who had teen children living at home.  I wrote:

Warning:
This blog has gone to the toilet…Literally.

If you are a mom or wife, I’m sure you have been at least tempted to conduct this experiment….I am sure the thought has at least crossed your mind.  Well I broke down and decided quite some time ago, that I was going to test my family….I am testing them to see how many empty toilet paper tubes can lay around in the bathroom before someone puts some toilet paper on the holder.

Here’s the empty holder….
TP-Experiment

And here’s what is on the sink next to the toilet.
TP-Experiment-2
No joke!  Yes my family has been through three full rolls of toilet paper and still it has occurred to no one to actually throw the old rolls away or to put the new roll on the holder.

How long do you think it will take?  Who do you think will end the experiment first…me because I can’t stand it anymore or them.

I’ll keep you posted!

Sorry for the rant….it’s just one of those days….”

Bahaha!!  I’m sure many of you moms with kids at home can relate.  To this day even when my adult kids come home, after they leave, I still find new toilet paper rolls sitting on the toilet paper holder.  I so wish they had learned how to change it as a kid…but then again, I love that they still feel like my home is their home and they know I’m still here to take care of them.

We had another toilet incident happen at my house recently….this…Kalissa’s family was at my house.  It was time to go.  They needed to get home.  We couldn’t find Carver’s shoes.  We looked and looked and looked EVERYWHERE.  Carver was looking.   I was looking.  Kalissa was looking.  Craig was looking.  The shoes were nowhere to be found.  Seriously, we looked everywhere.

We finally decided Carver must have kicked them off in Karl’s car when he was with Karl earlier in the day.  They ended up going home without the shoes.

Well about 20 minutes later, I was doing dishes and quit because I needed to use the restroom.  I hurried to the bathroom only to find this….


There were Carver’s shoes in my toilet.  I’m guessing Gannon must have gotten them and thrown them in.  Bahahaha…little brother revenge I’m sure.

Thank goodness they were just Crocs and easily washable.

So that’s the toilet story from then…and now you heard the latest toilet story from now.  I guess toilets are always relevant!!

9 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: This blog has gone to the toilet

  1. Mary D in Orlando

    My son came home from work a few months ago and really had to go (#2). He heard a plop and his wallet fell out of his pocket into the toilet. He flushed the toilet!!!!
    Forty dollars and all of his cards. By the way he is 62 years old but in all fairness he is mentally and physically handicapped but lives in his own apartment and a job to support himself.

  2. Judith Fairchild

    Needed that laugh. Thank the Lord Gannon hasn’t learned to flush the toilet. I know the earlier post experience to well I still haven’t figured out why Momma is the only one who changed the toilet paper roll on the dispenser.

  3. Judy Chastain

    Jo, the link to Jo Recommends isn’t working for me. I get a blank screen with the message Amazon refuses to connect. Have you heard that from anyone else?

  4. Stephanie Smith

    Amazing how as parents we seem to have children who have an allergy to replacing the toilet paper. I told my children when they were teens that when they got to have their places whenever I came to visit I was gong to take the toilet paper off the holder. My kids are in their 40s now and I still continue doing it! Their response…Mom!!!!!

  5. Kim J LeMere

    I went to Jo Recommends and it wont connect to Amazon, bummer. What a funny place to find shoes but kids will be kids and Gannon is pretty young. My kids do replace the t.p. correctly and its no mystery since we all keep the extra rolls under our sink. Even my husband can and does replace them.

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