Mama Diaries

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wicked Flood

My boy has a habit of blocking toilets.  (If that's all you need to know, skip the rest of this post!)

It happened again at my dad's house.  "Do you know what that kid did?" my dad asked.

"No," I answered.  "What did he do?"

"He left a present for me in the bathroom."

I tried not to laugh.  "Did he, now?"

"Yes.  And when I tried to flush it, the toilet overflowed.  About two inches of water puddled on the floor."

I wrinkled my nose.  "That's pretty disgusting."

The man continued.  "Then your son came in the bathroom and saw the mess.  Do you know what he said?" 

"What did he say?"

"He said, 'That looks like a pretty wicked flood.  I'm going to go back up to the attic now while you clean it up.'"

I nodded.  That sounded about right.

My father had more to say on the subject.  "Later I went down into the basement, and noticed water on the ceiling right below the bathroom."

"Uh, oh," I said.  "So you had some water damage from the wicked flood?"

"Yes.  I had to replace five ceiling tiles."

Poor dad.  Yep, I'd have to agree with Bubba - that was a pretty wicked flood!
      

26 comments:

  1. I think I see where you get your sense of humor.

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  2. Oh dear!!!! hope grand dad didn't get too cross,(As I smile to myself)


    Yvonne.

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    1. He pretty much went with the flow. (No pun intended ;))

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  3. This is one of those things you can laugh about if it's not happening to you. LOL

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    1. Exactly! I'm just glad I didn't have to clean it up!

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  4. LOL agree with above funny until it happens to you

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  5. Hah! Also, eww! Also, YIKES. (All the emotions, basically... XD)

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  6. Eeek! Your dad sounds like a sport, though~

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    1. Fortunately he's pretty laid back, so it didn't phase him too much.

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  7. Your dad must be a real sweetie. No way my father would have handled that situation so calmly. He would've been apoplectic.

    Happy weekend!

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  8. Favorite Young Man had the same trouble with toilets. As did X. As did a boyfriend of The Hurricane's who visited frequently when they were in college. I think it's a guy thing.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. I had a good laugh.
    I must say that your dad approached the situation very matter-of-factly... took it in his stride...
    Writer In Transit

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    1. He did well. I'm very proud of my dad for not losing his temper and fixing the problem. ;)

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  10. did Bubba pay for the damage? Cleaning granpa's toilet for a month would be a nice price :)

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    1. That's the least he could do, right? ;)

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  11. That's a facer . . . and something anyone with children has had to deal with at one time or another.

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    1. With Bubba, it's a daily occurrence!

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  12. I'm sure Bubba would be the first to board the Ark!

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    1. Yes. He wouldn't want to have anything to do with the wicked flood, even though he's the one who caused it!

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  13. Yikes, I can't imagine the clean up part. :)

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