ALL the more reason to have a bigger home!
SO... how many of you Moms and Dads have more than 1 child--and only 1 bathroom in your hacienda? Yup, Julie and I feel your pain! When nature calls and we just want 5 minutes of quiet--more than likely one of our children will track us up the stairs and knock on the door saying in a hurried tone 'I gotta go to the bathroom!' This is just after you got into a comfy position.
Well, better yet, what happens when the ONE toilet in the house gets plugged? Be it with an errant wash cloth, action figure or just TOO much T-P? There's Dad plunging the toilet. I pride myself about my plunging skills. I can remember working on a toilet for a good hour when my Dad told me, 'Remember, it's all about rhythm'. The work and dancing paid off! Unplugged toilet!
So there I was up stairs, patiently working on a beat that would unclog the toilet. This is while kids and adults have lined up outside the bathroom anxiously waiting and dancing. BUT-- it would not clear, it would not budge...
Leave it to my wonderful wifey's Grandpa, a WWII vet--member of 'The Greatest Generation'--to get a slow flow going. But here's the catch, I had a work event I had to be at. So, I rushed out--took care of business, showed off my callous from my apparently, not-so-good R&B section, and was back! My hope was that it cleared while I was gone. Nope. It didn't. With a clear, calmer mind than I had earlier in the afternoon--I said a prayer, pulled out my drums and bass guitar--and went to work on making the toilet dance with the plunger. It didn't seem like it was going to work. I wasn't hearing the sweet sound of a drain clearing... THEN, by the grace of GOD, it went down. Still not sure what got in there. For all I know at some treatment plant a 'Buzz Lightyear' action figure will turn up in a filter. BUT, I didn't care! I went downstairs and explained that you can pray for big things--and little things! HE listens! Worst case, HE wanted me to call the landlord. But thankfully, that wasn't the case!
So, when you hear a little voice upstairs saying 'Daddy! The toilet's plugged!' You'll know that we've ALL been there. Say a prayer, get your funky 70's backup band, and prepare to dazzle the bathroom with your moves!
By Karam.Anthony.K (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons