Thursday, February 07, 2008

Have You Ever?????!

Have you EVER seen a toilet blow bubbles? Apparently when a child uses an entire economy sized bottle of Treseme' shampoo for bubbles in the bathtub, ALL of the pipes in the house clog.



This is the scene that greeted me this morning. (I just had to use my cell to get a picture of this.) When I went to drain my tub (FULL of bubbles), I realized it was draining rather slowly, but I didn't think too much of it until I went downstairs and saw the toilet overflowing. I couldn't even flush it. Now I honestly don't know if the bubbles came out of my toilet (but the way the pipes gurgled I tend to think they did) or if a kid dumped shampoo into the toilet, and no one will confess to anything, but I just couldn't believe my eyes.

After I scooped bubbles by hand for a while, ran the bathroom sink, and plunged the toilet my pipes started working again. Guess they've been spring cleaned.

19 comments:

Fur said...

Wasn't a Hershey's chocolate bar also found in your downstairs toilet one day???

Justin and Amber Manwaring said...

That is so crazy. It looks like something that would happen in a movie or something.

elena's mom said...

I have no words. Speechless!

Brandon and Emily said...

Your family never seem to amaze me Elena. Hilarious!

Elena Manwaring said...

Fur-Yep, it clogged it too! Why me?

Amber-No movie here, just real life my friend.

Mom, I hear ya!

Emily- We never cease to amaze anyone. At least we're good for a laugh. (Although it's tears at this house.) There was no school today and after the bubbles, fighting, and finally a finger slammed in the door, my kids were pretty much on death row.

Miki said...

Lol after reading all of the comments.

Sigh, head shake, oh to be a mother of small children....

Miki said...

P.S. btw, totally unrelated, but I love the color of your bathroom! The tiles, the wall color, the trim...and I even like the toilet paper dispensor thingy. It looks great even beside all those bubbles!

:)

Lee Ann said...

Only at your house Elena!

Natalie and Quin said...

But just think of how much faster the toilet will flush with those freshly cleaned pipes.

Elena Manwaring said...

Miki- I am wondering if the bad lighting from the poor camera makes the colors look different to you, cause it's just plain ol' beige. But thanks anyway!

Lee Ann- So true, so true!

Nat and Quin- Let's hope everything just slides on down, please no more clogged toilets.

Lee Ann said...

BTW has Michelle had her baby?

Elena Manwaring said...

Lee Ann- I haven't heard a thing, but I would imagine she's got to be close or has had it.

Deanna said...

And yet you all look so perfect in Church! I would have never guessed that your kids misbehaved...I love your family!

Deidra Smith said...

lol. and lol some more, and some more. I love your post elena they make my life feel pretty easy in comparison!

Me said...

I just want to know if anyone at Dad's work reported lots and lots of bubbles.

Elena Manwaring said...

Deanna- oh we have you sooo fooled!

Deidra- Yes, it's always an adventure at the MAnwaring's.

Kade- (at least I think it's you) I wondered the same thing. And I wondered if Dad had ever heard of such an occurance.

Jennifer P. said...

Looks like your toilet paper needs changing, BTW :)!

Elena said...

Jennifer- I KNEW you would notice that!! For your info the new roll is sitting just to the right of the camera's edge waiting to be put back on. LOL!

mom said...

Did Dad tell you that he printed a picture and hung it up on the board for all to see? He thought it was hilarious. Perfect for his profession!