Over the years my children have put various items down our toilet.Â Mobile phones, plastic bath ducks, Iggle Piggle and one of my husbandâ€™s ties (which was used as a fishing rod) have all met their watery end at the bottom of our lavatory. We had a new one today though.
There was a lot of activity going on in our bathroom this morning and not just the usual meeting of minds that regularly takes place there, when one of my younger kids needs to do a poo. In a house where most of the children have no mute button, silence is always treated with particular suspicion. Upon further investigation it appeared that there was every reason to be suspicious.
My five and two year olds were found examining the toilet bowl where some mushy type something or other was floating in the water. â€œWhatâ€™s going on?â€ I asked â€œWhats that in the toilet?â€ Two guilty heads looked at each other. â€œItâ€™s a breakfast waffleâ€ my five year old replied. â€œAnd how did it get there?â€ I asked. â€œIt popped out of the toaster and landed thereâ€ he said. â€œSo it popped out of the toaster, flew up the stairs and landed in the toilet? I asked. â€œYepâ€ he replied nodding his curly head in earnest honesty. â€œItâ€™s in the toiletâ€ my two year old added, just in case I wasnâ€™t clear.
â€œDonâ€™t worry mammyâ€ the five year old said as I muttered in disgust â€œI got most of it out with daddyâ€™s toothbrushâ€â€¦….