Friday, March 2, 2012

friday faves :: potty humor

if you are not a mother this next line of thought will probably seem incredibly lame to you {we all know i'm not above looking lame in order to preserve authenticity as a writer}.


less than an hour ago i was rounding up laundry, picking up random items that somehow manage to get scattered all over my house {like the piece of one of my kitchen appliances i found stashed in oliver's toy bin}...doing a general tidying of the house, when i walked into my kids' bathroom and this thought actually crossed my mind...


hey - it doesn't smell like pee in here 


and i was genuinely pleased about this...even took several intentional fresh air breaths to savor the moment.  
with these two potty-using hooligans... 
...having free run of our bathrooms {and one being a boy without the best aim} i have wiped down those walls and floors with clorox wipes so many times and scraped dried yellow trails off the sides of so many potties...not to mention the soaked overnight pull-ups that 'someone' inadvertently drops in the laundry basket instead of the trashcan {yuck!}.  


i truly can't remember the last time i walked in that room without wrinkling my nose in disgust...so today i noticed...and i was grateful.  grateful for a bathroom that didn't need my immediate attention.  it went in my gratitude journal.


sometimes the weight of everything that DOES need my attention leaves me feeling pinned down...unable to breathe...unable to move...unable to even begin to tackle the long list of demands reeling through my mind.  but...
if i look closely enough for it...
sometimes a gift breaks into that frantic heart of mine...
an awareness of someone or something that doesn't need me at the moment and instead has something simple and sweet to offer up.  some days it's a tiny flower bud unfolding, other days it's the encouraging words of a friend...today it was a bathroom.  ha...who would have thought...
i will never stop counting them ~ the unexpected gifts each day brings.


and that's what i should really be paying attention to.


this is not shaping up like my typical 'friday faves' but i just wanted to share my pee-free joy with you my dear friends.  


and it was all a pretty good set-up to my most ridiculous favorite phone pic of the week...
yes that is a toilet...and that blinding light you see just beyond the excessive amount of toilet paper that was used {this is an on-going battle in our house} is not the reflection of my flash but a FLASHLIGHT that a certain someone dropped while taking her morning potty break.  here's the culprit looking all innocent in her barbie gown...
we've seen a lot of items take a dive into our toilets {including baby...that's another story} but this may have been the craziest.


so...happy friday...i'm hoping that my 'potty humor' provided a little chuckle for you and that you will be blessed by all the little things that capture your attention this weekend...