I’m furious. I’ve taught my son many things in his short life, but yet the very simple task of using the bathroom in a semi-human like manner escapes his memory EVERYDAY!!!!
I can’t be the only woman on the face of the earth that has experienced the very traumatic and distressing realization from having to share a washroom with a boy. I’m outnumbered, two girls to three boys – it’s disgusting on its best day.
I’m not sure whether I’m more terrified of the god-awful smell that lingers around in that tiny space, the sweaty clothing my son leaves on the floor or the urine samples that have been left all over the bathroom. I’m talking about sampling on the floor, on the toilet, on the little carpet – I wonder if any even made it to their destination – the toilet bowl.
These boys who can stare at the television for hours, playing various video games with magnificent hand-eye co-ordination. And you can’t even hit the damn toilet bowl. Are you freakin’ kidding me???? Seriously!
I know it’s my darling son. I’ve been after him for months, repeating myself like a parrot. Lift up the toilet seat, don’t forget. I’m sure he hasn’t heard a single word that comes out of my mouth, he practically stares at me as if I were speaking a foreign language. I’ll shout, don’t forget to lift the seat again, as I hear him bolting from his bedroom to the washroom in between video game interludes. The pitter-patter of his feet echoing before the door slams shut.
I think if I was actually fortunate enough to walk into the washroom, sit down and do my business without having to wipe up urine from the seat or stepping into it, I’d likely hear angels praising “Halleluiah” I took one look at the washroom this morning, closed my eyes and praised E-Cloth (don’t forget to enter the giveaway)for sending me some bathroom cleaning supplies. These sure will be coming in handy as I tackle this mess. Please excuse me as I wipe up this toilet for the 74th time this year.
Any tips for getting this boy to hear me when I beg him to please lift the toilet seat each and every time?