Monday, September 10, 2007

Potty Talk


Flushaphobia. The fear of flushing a toilet once urination and/or defecation has occurred. (Look it up. If it's not in the dictionary, it certainly should be!)

I live with 4 males. 3 of whom are potty-trained. And apparently suffer from this ailment.

Every time I need to sit on one of the 3 thrones in the Trenches, it is inevitably NOT flushed. Filled with stale pee...or worse.

Now, I will give Hubby some credit. He flushes. Except not in the middle of the night. I'm not sure why not. I'd much rather take the chance of being woken up by the sound of a toilet flushing than groggily enter our bathroom (that's the picture above) in the morning and be assaulted by that STANK.

I think I need to teach some remedial instructional classes in the Trenches. With Toilet Flushing first on the agenda.

Then we'll tackle Toy Pick-Up and Using Manner Words.

Heh. A Mom can dream.

Please excuse me now. I have to go flush the toilets.

19 comments:

Amanda said...

Yo, she with THREE toilets ought not bitch.

slouching mom said...

What about putting the toilet seat back down? That NEVER happens at my house, which has led to some cold moments for me at 3am, let me tell you...

tulipmom said...

I've sort of accepted S.B.'s leaving it unflushed since the sound bothers him. But when it comes to Hubbies (and mine is just as guilty as yours) there's no excuse! Grosses me out everytime.

painted maypole said...

I would like to give my husband lessons in things like "where we keep the lightbulbs, batteries, extension cords, computer help books, pens, paper, medicine, bandaids, phonebook, tape...." Hmmm... I guess a tour of every closet, drawer, shelf and cupboard in my home should cover it.

Angie said...

What the crap makes men's pee stink so badly? It's SO GROSS. Mine doesn't stank that badly does it?

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Colleen said...

What is it with men???? My husband does the same thing. And I'll get him in the routine of flushing (by reminding him that on occasion Zoe will stick her hand in there). Then he goes away on business and when he gets back we have to start all over. He says he never flushes in hotels... and can't explain why. ewwww

cate said...

OMG, my father-in-law does the same thing! Every time I use the bathroom when we visit my in-laws, there's pee in the toilet, and the seat is up.

And you know what's worse? He does that when he's here visiting! After he leaves, I have to go, put the seat down and flush the toilet!

What the...????

Carla said...

I wish my 10 year old would lift the seat!! Ugh-I get a wet bum and he gets to clean the toilet!! You are outnumbered, sweets!

Candace said...

my hubs doesn't flush in the middle of the night either. It's bizarre. I think his mother taught him not to flush at night because when we visited her last week all the toilets were not flushed in the morning and she said she didn't want to wake the babies. I'll tell you what will wake the babies... Fermented URINE!

Melizzard said...

Evidently it's the condition is not restricted to boys, We had the same problem here until just recently. Our first run-in with peer pressure has been a good thing. As who does flush and who does not flush has become the first cool vs uncool battle of kindergarten class since they all share one toilet off the classroom.

Just this morning I was told, "Mama, I'm a flusher. Some of those kids just don't flush - peeyhew. That is why I'm a flusher."

To which I just nodded and refrained from reminding her that I've been fussing at her to flush for years.

BOSSY said...

No. Just not right.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

My husband won't flush in the middle of the night either! This, despite my frequent NAGGING. Ugh.

MadMad said...

My son mastered the art of dangling his .. you-know, over the toilet so the pee would shoot straight down without needing any guidance from his hands. Then he'd also not flush. All to avoid washing hands. And what can you say? He DIDN'T touch anything.

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

I can't imagine what it's like to have 4 of them. You poor thing.

I swear it must be biological.

Angela said...

My son loves to put the seat down and flush. I think that may change once he is potty trained.

Southern Fried Girl said...

And what is with the, um, how to put this......the after effects? Hubs will go in, destroy a layer of the ozone that hovers over our bathroom, flush and then there are floaties.

That is NOT OKAY.

Michelle said...

Too funny...I also have a husband with flushaphobia. Nothing like the sight of "morning log" to get your day started.

Jill said...

I try to explain to my husband that finding his festering pee-or any other bodily excretion in the toilet is NOT an aphrodisiac!

If he wants to get some-he best be flushin'!

Kerry said...

My son has this phobia!! It drives my husband NUTS!!!

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