Thursday, September 1, 2011

Oh Crap, that sucks.

It's all fun and games until somebody loses their pants.

It was the last Saturday before schools started, and I had the great idea to not only buy the 12-pound box of plums, but also to feed some to my family for lunch. And then take them to the church pool party in the evening.

Poor Pink, her little system couldn't quite take it, and she...ummm....didn't quite make it to the potty. Out of the pool and into the bathroom, but not quite onto the commode.  Being an experienced mother, unafraid of body fluids (and really with no other options, standing dripping in the bathroom of the community pool, with everyone we attend church with swimming outside), I diligently stepped into another stall to rinse out the swimsuit bottom in the privy. To give it a good rinse with some swirling action, I flushed. Who would have guessed that our community pool has jet-force suction on the toilet flush? Certainly not me until I watched that swimsuit disappear with a whoosh.

I had to leave her there confused and half-naked while I retrieved her swim cover and then tried to explain that she could not, in fact, get back into the pool, and that she had to stand up very straight while we cleaned up the party.

Now she keeps asking where her butterfly swimsuit is...and I resist the urge to tell her that it flew away.


  1. Claudia I shouldn't laugh but I couldn't help myself! Oh the joys of motherhood!!
    I love Pink's blond hair..what a cutie!!!

  2. Jenny - thanks for laughing. While I still can't think about this without tears of laughter coming to my eyes, I know I run a risk of offending the sensitive by sharing a story about poop.

  3. That is the funniest thing I've heard in a while! Glad your sweet family is doing well though. Cute picture of pink!

  4. That is hilarious! In a sad sort of way. I'm glad my home toilets aren't as powerful, who knows what would jam up our pipes.