Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. ~Charles Spurgeon

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ugh! Public Restrooms


Public restrooms are so gross!   Knowing what my own kids have done in public bathrooms makes me never want to go in one.  Today is no exception!!!  It's inevitable, even though my 3 year old is pretty much potty trained, whenever she gets into the water she poops!!!  Seriously, what is it with her and water???  She's swimming one minute and the next she gives me this look and I know right away what it means.  Well as you can probably guess, I got one of those looks today!  Ugh, sooooo now we are off to the restroom to get cleaned up.  We go into the stall, pull her bathing suite down and dump # 2 in the toilet.  If I'm lucky it lands in the toilet.  So much of the time it lands on the floor and then if I am really lucky she steps in it.  Today was good, it landed where it was suppose to.  This toilet was one of the those that automatically flush.  NOT a big fan of those!  Have you ever bent over to wipe a child and while wiping, the toilet flushes and splash, it goes all over the face???  No? me neither.  Anyway, so after the toilet flushed I took her bathing suite off and started to dunk it in the clean toilet water to get the remains off so I could then take it to the sink and clean it with soap.  Man!!  The life of a mother!!!  So as I was dunking her bathing suite in the water the suite slipped from my hand and seriously!!! not even a nano second later the toilet flushed and her suite was gone!!!!!!!!  It sucked that suite up so fast!  OOOOOPPS!  Madi looked at me with her big eyes and I gasped.  We both just kind of looked at the toilet for a moment in disbelief and then my daughter with her loud but very cute voice said..."OH NO MOMMY, THE TOILET SWALLOWED MY BATHING SUITE!!!!"  We both started cracking up.  I swear, what is it with me and public bathrooms?!?!?  I am really thinking it would be smart to carry disposable gloves and Clorox wipes with me....not sure WHY I have not thought of that until now??


  1. peeing my pants laughing!! i've said it before and will say it again...they should have an episode on "Dirty Jobs" (TLC) following a mom around. madi and caleb are definitely related because water does the same thing to him...must be a McFarland gene :)

  2. Oh.My.Goodness. That story made me laugh my head off! I guess at that point...all you can do is laugh. I have had some pretty interesting public bathroom and kids stories myself. And...then there was the time that Asha threw up (tons and tons) during swimming lessons.....and they had to clear the pool...and every parent glared and cursed at me. It was precious. :-)

  3. I can so picture all of that happening to you. That is hilarious!