Before Christmas we replaced the toilets in our house to the new high capacity toilets (the ones that advertise you can flush a bucket of golf balls without clogging) so we wouldn’t have to play plunger shuffle while having six adults in the house for ten days. Having better toilets would also be nice since we’d have two teenage boys in the house in the blink of an eye.
I didn’t realize the benefits would come so soon.
Today I was helping Miles in the bathroom and he picked up a foam bath tub letter while I was reminding him he needed to flush.
He turned around with the letter on his finger, flushed the toilet and in a flash the letter fell off his finger and was swept away into the pipes and out of the house.
Miles looked at me with shock like I’ve never seen on his face before as he realized what had happened. He was almost in tears when he said “Mommy! I dropped the letter and it went in!”
I looked into the toilet to confirm a clear bowl and said “Yep, and now it’s gone.”
Miles was so funny. He dropped to the floor and looked at his lap “I’m so so so sorry Mommy. It was an accident. I didn’t mean to make the letter go away.”
And then with a pout “Maybe Santa can bring us another one.”
We had a little conversation about how Christmas was over, the letter was gone, it was a good lesson to not hold anything in your hands while you’re flushing. I told him THANK GOODNESS he wasn’t holding one of his new Octonaut toys because then he would have been really sorry. Which led him to start apologizing all over to Graham (who is in love with any toy involving letters or numbers) because he knew Graham would be more upset over the disappearance of the letter than he was.
So, now we know, the toilets can flush a bucket of golf balls or a foam letter without hesitation.
Luckily we have plenty of other foam letters floating around the house that we won’t be without a complete set.
Even more lucky that I didn’t have to spend my day trying to get a toy out of a clogged toilet!