Monday, June 8, 2009


I got a phone call from my mother a couple hours ago. After exchanging Hellos she said "well - If we need a plumber I'm going to give you a call." Uh... What?!

Brandon flushed his underwear down the toilet.

For real.

Apparently he bawled his eyes out too. I know it was an accident. Without being there I still know exactly how it happened.

He forgot to flush the potty right away. He washed his hands, then gathered up his shorts and underwear in his arms, realized he forgot to flush and reached out to do it. He probably leaned over to look in - he likes to say goodbye to the pee-pee. His underwear was probably on top and fell in. It probably happened so fast and he was probably paralyzed with fear that he'd be in trouble.

My mother said he wailed.

I feel horrible.

But I also laughed my ass off.

I had to laugh before I see him because I know him. He'll be stressed out about this for a while. I have to put on my best Mommy face and say "honey it was an accident. let's make sure it doesn't happen again though." And then I'll have to hug him.

I just hope they don't need a plumber. I hope his tiny size 3T underwear, tighty-whities with Thomas the Train on them is smaller than the size of a wad of the other stuff adults flush every day.

I can't believe I just typed that.

Sigh... Potty stories always make me laugh.


Maria Melee June 8, 2009 at 2:29 PM  

Ha. Oh man, I would freak.

Angie and Michael June 8, 2009 at 2:46 PM  

I'm sorry your boy cried, but that is freakin' hilarious!

Kekibird June 8, 2009 at 2:54 PM  

Oh no...poor Thomas. And I would probably not be able to decide whether to cry with him or laugh quietly.

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Crossing my fingers you don't need a plumber.

Jenni June 8, 2009 at 4:29 PM  

That is too funny!

I happen to know from experience that little boy underwear goes through JUST fine...

...and a whole roll of toilet paper does NOT.

averygoodyear June 9, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

I admit to giggling at this one too... just imagining a little dude that's totally upset at flushing his undies away, and mom trying not to laugh.

The deMented Mom June 10, 2009 at 3:07 PM  

What a great story to tell at his wedding. I know what you mean about laughing BEFORE you see him. My son does the steam whistle face if he suspects someone is laughing at his expense!
I hope your mom wasn't too hard on him.
Love the blog

VERNACULAR June 12, 2009 at 11:32 PM  

Swirly wet Thomases in tiny 3T is so goofy.

I imagine his panicky little-boy feelings, and it makes me tender toward him like I am toward all little ones who have freak outs that are funny to adults.