Saturday, February 28, 2009
Water, water, everywhere
Y'all, they flooded the toilet.
That says enough, but allow me to elaborate...
We had just gotten home from lunch, and the girls were in the bathroom taking care of their business before naptime. There was some giggling, which is normal, and then a flush. The flush, though, did not sound normal. It was immediately followed by the sound of water pouring onto the floor.
I raced into the bathroom, hoping it wasn't what I thought, but it was.
Water was going everywhere, and there were two petrified little three-year-olds just staring at all the water.
As if there wasn't enough water already, they both burst into tears when they saw me.
I got the water turned off, sent them to their room, and started cleaning. My mind is a little fuzzy on the details here, but voices might have been raised. Or maybe it was just mine.
After counting to ten about 43 times, taking several hundred deep breaths, and repeating, "I will not yell, I will not yell," it was time to go talk to them.
Catherine confessed pretty quickly, admitting that it was her that put almost an entire roll of toilet paper in the toilet. Grace, meanwhile, maintained her innocence.
I decided that they had already been punished enough, and I handed out no further consequences. Seeing the toilet overflow and Mommy completely flip her lid was probably enough. Neither was a pretty scene.
Let's hope they don't try it again!