Monday, July 02, 2007

Potty Problems



Last Wednesday when Middle was pooping before his nap (too much info?), the toilet got clogged. Flushing just made the water rise precipitously to the edge of the bowl, threatening to spill over. Plunging (ack) didn't work either. So in lieu of covering the bathroom with yellow Do Not Enter crime scene tape (mine ran out, dammit), I instead closed the bathroom door. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

That night, Hubby attempted to do all the very same things I had done earlier in the day (flushing, plunging, removing the lid off the back of the toilet and staring blankly into it) to no avail.

Clearly we needed an expert.

The plumber came this morning. And guess what? The boyz now have a shiny new throne to pee in on.

The problem?



The culprit? Seeing how Eldest wouldn't dare attempt something such as this and Middle would rather die than part with a coveted Thomas train, we're thinking Baby the little shit.

Doesn't something this wacky only happen on sitcoms and in B-movies? Trains really do get flushed down the toilet? Ummm...apparently.

Heather, BA, Slouching Mom (and all the rest of you with boyz), why didn't you warn me about this?!

My only hope is that it was the lead-infested Red Musical Caboose.

18 comments:

Kerry said...

I am impressed you know how to use a plunger... damn train!

Carla said...

Sorry I didn't warn ya! For some reason our toilets get plugged up when you look at them. I spend much of my day running from toilet to toilet plunging them into submission.
I feel your pain.

Blog Antagonist said...

ROFL. There's no telling what all has been flushed down our toilet. I know for a fact that several matchbox cars have exited the house that way. We have the heavy duty plunger as well as a snake. Now that their older, we don't need to use them as much, but for a while there, I swear I was plunging daily.

Queen Heather said...

Oh shoot, I never had one to go down the toilet or I would have warned you!

I still need to pull out the trains. lead paint? really?

QueenMother said...

Oh man..I am so sorry. Yes-I bet it was definitely the baby. I am glad you got it out.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Thanks for the warning!!

karen said...

The first Christmas that our nephews were old enough to be sent - all on their own - downstairs to play after dinner was joyous! The grownups cleared up, after dinner drinks were served, and everyone settled in for a few minutes of peace in the living room. Before long, someone sabotaged the evening by commenting how nice it was that the kids could be left to their own devices on occasion. Almost immediately after the fateful comment, excited voices were heard from below. "THERE'S A HOLE IN THE ROOF AND IT'S RAINING IN THE BASEMENT!!" Thankfully, there was no hole in the roof. Not so thankfully, a toilet had disastrously overflowed. When no amount of plunging produced any effect, professional help was called in. The septic serviceman's comment on the resounding THWANK he got while clearing the pipe was, "Not that I'm about to look but that sounded like a Matchbox car...or maybe a train."

CG said...

My father could have been a certified plummer after all the things my baby brother use to flush down the toilet. I know who I will be calling if and when Bubbie attempts a flushing.

Mrs. Chicky said...

*snicker*

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momto3cubs said...

Amazingly, my boys haven't plugged the toilet with toys, though I know some toys have been flushed.

When we replaced our toilet we got the one that can flush two dozen golf balls, and it's wonderful! Never been plugged :)

andi said...

Ha ha. Thomas the Poop Engine. Hope no other odd objects end up down there soon...

hot potato said...

omg! thankfully that hasn't happened around here yet...but there's still time i guess. i heard about the thomas recall...the good thing is i don't have any of the collection that was recalled. it's all scary anyway---considering how much my son has played with his trains--yikes!!!!

on the other note, at least you now have a brand new "john". good luck with having the "i don't want to see you boys putting your trains down the toilet again or else" talk.

slouching mom said...

Hasn't happened to me, boys notwithstanding!

Sorry, but it is a little funny, too.

Right? A little?

slouching mom said...

Hasn't happened to me, boys notwithstanding!

Sorry, but it is a little funny, too.

Right? A little?

Tinamtl said...

My daughter puts wood toys insidemy electrical heater base board.

Count yourself lucky.

LOL

Just kidding! ;0)

Dixie Amazon said...

There is nothing like the chill you feel when hear the toilet flush as a child is saying "bye-bye!".

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oh dear. I hope my little guy doesn't think of this!

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