Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up


Posted by cate1337 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 22, 08 at 11:45

My 22 month old just asked to go potty. I took her in there, put her on her special potty seat, and started straightening up. Noticed that the toilet brush was missing but that its container was still there. Thought about the funny scratching noise I heard from the kids' rooms about half an hour earlier. Thought about how my 3 year old had left the potty door open and I'd closed it as I went by about half an hour earlier.

I can't find the brush.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Ewwwwww

You know the scariest sound for a mother of young children?


RE: Ewwwwww


RE: Ewwwwww

Sweeby, you are 110% right! Yet I still enjoy the silence so much. There's the classic nighttime dilemma: they were screaming, then abruptly silent, you know they were so tired they just conked out (once actually in mid-scream) but are worried. Are you so worried you go to check, wake them up, and go through the whole loud long trauma again?

What REALLY panics me is when the 3 year old says, "Mama, don't come in here! We're fine! Nooooo, I don't want you to come in here right now!" All while dashing around obviously trying to cover something up.

I still haven't found the toilet brush. Where could one toilet brush go? I half expected to go to bed last night and find it under my pillow!

RE: Ewwwwww

Cate - two ideas:

1)look in the drawer where you store your items that are most expensive to dry-clean or

2) in the roasting pan that only makes an appearance at Thanksgiving

You're welcome!

C'mon - how long you been a Mom? :)

RE: Ewwwwww

Cate, please tell me you found the brush. This has almost kept me awake at night waiting for an ending to this story--where WAS it???

RE: Ewwwwww

Oh man, I can't wait to hear where you found the lovely present waiting for you.

RE: Ewwwwww

The thing is, NOTHING is where it's supposed to be right now! The china cabinet's in our bedroom - with everything inside placed just where it is when in the dining room, so I can remember - and our coats are in DS' room, and dishes are in the linen closet, and there's an extra chair just hanging out in the hallway, with our shoe oraganizer... it makes the searching go a lot slower!

No toilet brush in the roasting pan. (Lol, I only just got one from my DM for Christmas.)

No toilet brush in the wardrobe, with dry-clean-only sweaters and just-in-case gifts. (At any minute, the kids are going to discover my "gift closet" and ruin it all.)

No toilet brush in the giant wicker hamper that's supposed to be for donations but keeps getting violently emptied to play the role of Oscar the Grouch's trashcan.

I didn't check in the crevasses under our bed. I don't want to know what might be living under there.

Tonight, after Fairytale's kind call-out on the Serious Board (you've outed me to everyone - lol!), I harassed my 3 1/2 year old about it again. Thinking he'd found a way out of bedtime, he smiled sweetly and said, "Mama, let me help you! I think it's in YOUR bedroom."

Tonight I am wise, saw the tricky little fox at his game, and remembered that I'd never checked behind the no-one-under-25-allowed-because-it'll-break-your-back-papason in one corner of his room. I'd checked under its front side before, mind you. I wiggled partially under, over the legos obstacles, and...


One located toilet brush!

Now where did I put the bleach?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Kitchens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here