Thursday, April 5, 2012

Toilet Adventures

Yes, it's true....Elden is officially toilet trained!  WOO HOO!  After going through 15 pair of underwear the first day, Elden wetting himself on me at the playground, along with the regular accidents, I wondered if he would ever get the hang of it!  Like my other boys Elden shocked me and after five days of craziness, it clicked!  He came to me, yes came to me, Saturday morning and said these wonderful words: Mom, I have to go to the bathroom. We've had a couple accidents since Saturday, but nothing to alarm me.  A little work will be needed on using "public" toilets, but at home he is doing great. Anyway, he's been interested in the toilet lately. Tuesday morning some Lego's went down the toilet...not sure if it was an accident or not.  Well, a little later Haley reported that Elden flushed his toothbrush down the toilet too.
March 22 2012 Elden

Yep. We had some problems with the plumbing.  Lee had quite the time taking the toilet off the rusted bolts (one he sawed off, the other he half-sawed, then yanked off).  I couldn't fit my hand down the toilet at all to try and fish out the toothbrush.  We should have asked Cal to stick his hand down in the toilet before we took it off. Maybe he would have found the toothbrush right away?  Oh well.
April 5 2012

Lee brought the toilet outside, sprayed it out and ran a snake through it.  We asked Cal to come out and he was able to grab the toothbrush. After a little more cleaning we felt confident putting the toilet back in place.  After some new bolts, wax ring, toilet snake and lots of work from Lee, we now have a functioning toilet on the main floor--we hope anyway.  We are getting a taste of home ownership with this rental! Unlike prior years, maintenance is not a call away.  
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britt said...

Haha, funny story - sorry for you, but great story ;)

Megan and Jeremy said...

Look out world! The Robertson family is diaper free :) How cool is that.

Sarah and Todd said...

Hooray for Elden! (And Mom, of course :) And a toothbrush! Wow! Sounds liked you definitely had some toilet adventures :)