Do you have kids? Do you have grandkids? Do you have “sometimes” kids? As in “sometimes my neighbors kid is here”, “sometimes my cousin leaves her kid here”. Well, whatever kind of kid you have there is one thing all kids are enthralled by at some point in their childhood – the toilet. Yes, cringe, laugh, or cry, whatever you need to do because you know it is true.
Some love to lift the lid and swirl their little hands around the bowl…if you have more than one kid you are praying and I mean praying that that bowl has clean water in it before the swirling happens. I personally think this is the worst of the kid/toilet behaviors – just….yuck!
Some just love to push the handle, over and over and over again. Lovely, right?
Some love to see exactly what all they can flush down the toilet. There is a commercial out right now, an advertisement for a particular toilet that shows a little boy flushing all kinds of things down it. I cringe every time I see it, because I am hoping little ones that I know will not try to copy this particular child.
I walked into my bathroom one day to purple swirls on the toilet seat and a few days later the plumbing backed up. Turns out a purple marker had been flushed. Awesome. I wish I could understand the excitement of flushing things down the toilet. Is it the swirling water that makes it so interesting? Or perhaps just the loud swoosh it makes and their little toys take a ride down the pipes, never to be seen again.
It seems at some point in the kid vs toilet wars, the kid always wins, the toilet gives up, waves the white flag, it can take no more and a mess ensues. If you find your toilet has lost the war give Carmine’s a call today at 203-791-8089. We will fix what your kid, or your “sometimes” kid has broken.