Saturday, April 10, 2010

But...I...

Jeff just came downstairs after emptying all the bathroom garbage cans. He didn't look happy.

"WHO put the poopy washcloth in the trash?"

A chorus of, "Not me!" rang out. One child was silent, looking stricken. All eyes turned toward him as he stood there deciding whether or not to lie.

"Jake? Did you put a poopy washcloth in the trash?"

Silence. Then he stammered..."I was twying to...uh...uh...."

"Why didn't you just use toilet paper?"

"Uh...I was twying...dere wasn't any toiwet paper."

So it apparently it made sense to hop off the toilet, climb up on a stool to reach a washcloth, and wipe his bum.

At least he didn't just use his underwear like he used to. That seemed to bring down the wrath of his parents. I wonder what he will use the next time we are out of toilet paper?

12 comments:

trustandobey said...

Mine have been known to actually use the cardboard roll that the toilet paper is wrapped around. Ouch!. THAT is something fun to fish out of the toilet!!! Has anybody ever heard of just calling for help????
Lisa
PS-I think I will let this story about Jake slide on by the girls.

Jean said...

Jake! He is so creative! So glad he chose not to lie- good boy!

Ummm, sorry about the wash clothe!

Yep- I'm giggling!

Dianne said...

Perhaps you should have entitled this post "Butt...I..." hee hee

Kristin Ferguson said...

Perhaps next time he'll use the guest towels??? :)

The one you want me to blog more about had been known to somehow use the walls in her room instead of toilet paper. Do you want me to include that in my post? :)

Kristin

Holly said...

Oh girl...what would your life be if it was Jakeless? :)

Adeye said...

Smart boy I tell you, friend. He found plan B...perfect creative thinking.

VERY sweet :)

Get packing NOW!!!!!!!!!

Brian & Rachel Davis said...

Does it gross you out that we use cloth wipes for the entire family? (I lose my friends when they hear this - they don't care that I have rolls of TP for my hubby)

sara said...

at least he didn't flush the wash cloth and stop up the toilet!!! :)

Acceptance with Joy said...

In light of our situation...

I was giggling my head off reading this - then I started crying. If only that were the worst of our issues.

My hubby went and bought 57 cheap, white washcloths for this very purpose. I was using a box of wipes every two days. Thank the Lord for bleach and washing machines.

Anyway, we've had a rough, rough week and I appreciate that others can see the humor in these moments...

Lori said...

I'm taking Jake's side. I think his plan was well thought out and brilliantly implemented. His only flaw was that he didn't bury the wash cloth deep into the trash can. He's learning. He'll do better next time. LOL!!

Ally said...

so funny! I guess your house never has a dull moment like ours. It keeps us young! Right?? Thats what I keep telling myself.

olivia said...

Aww! What a smart boy!! 1 he wiped!
2 He thought enough of you to think you didnt want to find that in the laundry! 3 He didnt flush it!! My 12 year old buries his skidmarked skivvies in the laundry. Its always a nice treat to find days later! Ha Ha!
btw - I LOVE your spring pics! I used to have a camera in my hand all of the time and I miss it. My little point and shoot just doesnt cut it! Keep the pics coming! Sheri