March 28, 2020

In The Toilet: Round 2

It was almost like watch the scene unfold in slow motion a second time. Once again Bubba found himself sitting on the toilet-- this time though it was the master bathroom toilet (it's his favorite place to take care of business). Some toy cars were scattered on the floor, this tends to happen as the day goes on, we pick them up every night before the boys go to bed.

He had just finished using the bathroom. He was sitting on the toilet and he reached back to flush it. Bear was standing nearby. Bear picked a toy car up off the floor. Ran full speed ahead to the toilet and he chucked that toy car in the toilet faster than I could stop him.

Thankfully this car was a mini and it went down without a hitch. Poor Bubba though, he cried and whined all day for the yellow Dinoco car.

We are now working on teaching Bubba to shut the door when he uses the bathroom so that brother can't throw more toys down the toilet.

March 27, 2020

Farewell, Rosie

We bid farewell to one of our hens today, Rosie.  Andy and I had both noticed that she seemed really sad and depressed-- yes our hen looked depressed. We tried to cheer her up by letting her roam the yard. She wouldn't move. We tried feeding her worms. She wouldn't touch them. She quite laying. Andy picked her up and realized that she wasn't eating, there was no meat left on her breast. Her feathers were matted and unkempt. We made the decision yesterday, to let her return to her Heavenly home.

Recently, Bear learned to say the word "chicken." He would walk up to the chickens and point at them and say, "chicken" every time we went in the backyard. I know she's in a better place and that our boys will miss her.

March 26, 2020

In The Toilet

Bubba is potty trained! Woot! Woot! He's been fully potty trained for a few months now. I'm so proud of him! It's nice not having two kids in diapers, plus it saves us some money.

Yesterday, first thing in the morning Bubba went in to use the bathroom. Daddy and Bear were with him. Using the bathroom is sometimes a family affair around here.

We taught Bubba to sit down when he pees (Mom win). He had just gone potty and was still sitting on the toilet. He reached to flush the toilet and at that precise moment his toy train car, Annie fell into the flushing toilet. I was in the next room over and heard Bubba go ballistic and Andy told me what happened.

I called and talked with my Dad briefly, my brother used to flush everything down the toilet as a kid. My Dad thought that if we took the toilet apart we would find the train.

We said a prayer that we would find Annie and then I asked Andy to take the toilet apart. He took the toilet apart alright and there was no train car to be found. Bubba was devastated. For him, it was like watching his best friend die and not being able to say good bye.

A look of defeat.

Snuggles for Mom.

We've been quarantining at home and I knew I had to go to the hardware store to get a new wax seal so we could put the toilet back together. I opted to run into the grocery store really quickly on my way to the hardware store to see if they might have anymore Annie train cars for sale. Luck was on my side, there was one left on the shelf. I grabbed that thing and quickly got myself back into the car and sanitized.

Bubba was so happy when I got home. He kept saying, "Annie went down the pipe. Annie's going to be fertilizer." "Mommy, you brought me a knew Annie."

Bubba's new Annie to give you an idea how big this train car is.


Annie is still stuck in the toilet somewhere. Our toilet won't flush and overflowed this week. We haven't figured out how we are going to fix it yet.