Monday, October 22, 2012

Episode 3: Toilet vs. Toothpaste

I learned tonight that I can remove the toilet from the floor without making a mess or disturbing anything in my bathroom, fish out two full tubes of toothpaste, and put it all back together again in 35 minutes flat! Yes, more toothpaste tubes went down the toilet in a split second as I watched from two doorways away as Blossom put the bin of Barbies back under the bed and came back out. She's that fast and silent! No, I'm not angry, it's become too funny for that.


Lynnea said...

You truly are SUPER MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!
She really doesn't like toothpaste huh?!?! lol.
(or just wants to be of the two! ;)

kimjax said...

Praying for you and Blossom, friend. You are an amazing mom, and I'm so inspired by your energy and peace in the midst of difficulty.

doreen said...

Wow! Bet you never thought you'd master plumbing skills! :O) Have you considered replacing the big tubes of toothpaste with the little travel sizes? While that may not solve her fascination with watching things go down, it might avoid the toilet dismantling. What about giving her a box of baking soda for toothbrushing? And let her "earn" her way back to toothpaste?

You are such a great mom . . . I've so enjoyed reading your perspectives on child rearing. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Maybe a toilet lock? She won't be able to figure out how to open the lid if you open it for her and she isn't in the room. It might give you a 30 seconds of delay if she tries to do it again.

You have also given me the courage to try to fix a toilet by myself. The pictures are actually very helpful.

Hang in there, K. You are 6 weeks into it. The halfway point in whcih hopefully Blossom will have a breakthrough.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! And waaay more patient than I would be. I think having her use baking soda instead of toothpaste is a good idea. And maybe keep the toothpaste in your bedroom instead of the bathroom where she can grab it so quickly. You can give the other girls permission to get it and put it back when they need to brush their teeth. Keep writing, it's great to be able to laugh about it!

Anonymous said...

Could you make her clean the toilet with 'her' toothbrush to deter the fascination and then replace it before she needs to brush and when she's not looking? It might take away a bit of the fascination.

Anonymous said...

Always Think Outside The Box.
Why does she not like the toothpaste? taste? texture?
The act of brushing her teeth may hurt. Did she brush her teeth before? Maybe she needs a smaller, softer toothbrush and bland, plain toothpaste. MY DD does not like sweet or minty flavors, we had to find a bland toothpaste. Is it a tactile resistance?

I applaud your awesome plumbing abilities and patience! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I so look forward to reading your blog! I have always thought you were an amazing mama and as time goes on you only amaze me more. If only I had half your patience it would make me a better mom :) God has such an amazing plan for you!

Tiffany, Eliza and Solomon said...

Good job, K! I would want to hand her head to her!