Life was buzzing along. Nothing was going to get in the way of our successful day. So I thought.
Then the doorbell rang. It was a neighbor. No, not that neighbor. She noticed that our sewer alarm was going off. Okay. She proceeded to tell me to call the city and that she would reset it so it would stop making noise. Okay. I was thinking “I got this.”
As she turned to leave she said “Don’t flush your toilets – it could back up through your toilets and tubs.”
WHAT?!?! Are you kidding me – there were TEN people in this house. With that last comment, I felt a burning need to get on the phone immediately! Called the city. Then wait. No flushing. We waited.
Little people announced they were going to the bathroom and everyone reminded them “Don’t flush.” One child said “That’s gross – not flushing.” I responded with this little nugget “Would you rather clean the sewer water out of the bathtub.” How is that for motivation. Could you imagine? Yeah, I don’t want to either.
Gratefully I only had to use the restroom once during the time we waited but no kidding, I repeated “Don’t flush, don’t flush, don’t flush” the whole time. It is a little funny just how difficult certain rituals are to break.
Great news – the city came out and a super nice man got us all fixed up! Thank you for saving the day!! Even better news – My Littlest Man finally pooped in the potty!! All this talk of flushing was just enough to inspire him. Never know the good that can come from any experience!