January 9, 2009

Cooking with toilet water - who would've thought!?

Seriously - what IS it with my kid and toilets!!??

Three times she's been in time out today for playing in the toilet. Once, it was just 100 feet of toilet paper that I had to fish out. Another time it was her putting her big girl potty seat on and splashing around. Potty training is beginning to sound like less fun than I thought. Then last, she had a toy spoon and was mixing the water feverishly. When I came in and gave her the look she said to me "mommy wook, I cooking!"

As cute as she is, she still got her butt swatted and went to time out. Again.

This year is going to be grand, isn't it!?

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Rach@In His Hands said...

Hahahaha! Thanks for the laugh this mornin', Rach! "Mixing the water feverishly" - classic.

Maybe you might invest in one of those child-proof door handle thingys? :-)

Brenda said...

Ah yes. Potty Soup. I know the recipe very well for Little Bit was an EXPERT chef in her day.

The difference? She couldn't reach the doorknob so as long as we remembered to close the door, the kitchen was closed.

You've seen those little covers for doorknobs, huh?

Jeff Kyker said...

Okay, you want me to comment more.

Tracye said...

Ugh. I feel your pain.

Christian could have CARED LESS about the toilet/bathroom. Just never interested her in the least. She caught on to potty training quickly, though. She was done at two. I had NOTHING to do with it. She had an awesome daycare teacher.

Cullen, on the other hand, is FASCINATED with the toilet/bathroom. He's personally hosted Mardi Gras in there, from the looks of it, numerous times. Except for actually USING it. THAT, he's not interested in at all.

Uma and Wil said...

Bless her heart, she's just trying to make you some breakfast. I really wish there was a way to make it perfectly clean so I could just let the baby and the dogs have at it.

Emily said...

How hilarious! I wish I could have seen that.

But its kinda gross... please give that girl a pot and water and let her pretend cook in the kitchen next time. Geez, give the girl no choice but to prepare you a meal using toilet water.

Jesstern said...

I've done that fishing maneuver several times. And our 3-year old still does it occasionally. Argh!

An Iowa Mom said...

Too Funny!


Enjoy it though ... it only gets worse. TRUST ME!

The Phillips Place said...

Haha! Doncha love how they keep you on your toes?!

I would recommend one of those toilet locks... except that they kicked my butt so you're risking the possibility of wetting your pants. :)

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

I won't tell you that the three year was much worse than the two year for my girls!

Maybe you should change your store name to shutthebathroomdoor ! :)

Rebecca said...

I can relate, she is definitely not alone! After brushing Christian's teeth (which he oddly enjoys) last night, he decided to dunk it in the open toilet and swish it around. So now we are up to his toothbrush, a couple toy balls, toilet paper AND MY CELL PHONE. :)

kmiloch said...

maggie is obsessed with the toilet as well. we have to keep the bathroom doors locked soshe can't get in and play in the toilet water. She is equally obsessed with the dog's water bowl - we have to keep that outside now. I have no idea what in the worldshe enjoys so much about the toilet but it has made us a little crazy.

Elizabeth said...

oh how awful! i have a good story for you...

a friend mine has a 2 year old and she has a hard time keeping her out of the toilet also. she found her a few months ago taking a dirty sock, dunking it in the toilet water and then sucking the water out...yeah, isn't that the most disgusting thing you've ever heard?

Jo/Mom said...

Oh, I think I can top that.....how about NEW leather children's shoes in the toilet along with a wooden train that got lodged and we have to have the whole toilet removed from the floor.
Also, one of the other Huse boys (???) put something in the toilet and went to church and came home to opening the front door and sewage coming all down the hall......GROSS!!!!! Dad was gone to military training but the fire department was awesome!!!!! They came with all the help I needed and cleaned it up and we ripped up the carpeting.

Anonymous said...

OMG Rach !!
Believe me, I will go to bed
ALL these responses, to "Toliet time", are priceless!

LaLa will be able to write a hilarious book one day!

Alyssa's aunt helen

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the two's and laugh about these little episodes as much as you can because you will want to kill her when she turns three! You will make it through. You are doing as awesome job so far!

Love you all!

AudreyO said...

It is just amazing what kids find to play with and what they become obsessed with. Thankfully those obsessions tend to be very short lived.

AliciaDawn said...

At least she didn't put her hand in her diaper after pooping and smear it on your favorite picture of her...I know someone who just did that! Now what?