Tuesday, June 5, 2012

does my piddle look yellow in this?



DAY 5 -- A SIGN 

My kids just WILL. NOT. FLUSH. I don't know why. 
They don't seem overly attached to their 'leavings', and the flush mechanism is not this complicated.


It's just a button, FFS.

But nope, they will leave hideous unmentionables in the loo, to the point where I have to go and check it when we have visitors.
Just in case.

 I've tried all manner of things -- a sign saying

FLUSH THE GODDAMN TOILET OR YOUR MOTHER WILL BEAT YOU WITH A STICK

pingpong balls

making them go back in to flush

 etc etc.

Now I'm out of ideas. Anyone else have this problem?

13 comments:

  1. Sorry Toni ... no fresh ideas here ???? I have a well trained SON (31) that puts the seat/lid down EVERY TIME when he visits BUT .... a duaghter (27) that ALWAYS forgets to the put the bolldy lid down when she visits ... HOW DOES THAT ONE WORK ???????

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  2. Hold in the ground in a discreet corner of the backyard?

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    1. OOOH yes, they can share with the dogs.

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  3. I. know. how. you. feel.

    Ping pong ball in the water. Helps my dude to aim straight (he is still not great, I think it's a boy thing) aaaaaand he always flushes because I told him that it is really possible to flush a ping pong ball down a toilet if you just try hard enough.

    x

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  4. PS - Can you do a post on 'saying please and thank you'. I would like that.

    Thank you.

    x

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    1. Laughing so hard I can barely type...

      my kids are not great at 'please' and 'thankyou' -- I often have to resort to the loud, frowny, hands-on-hips "PARDON???" before I get a response.

      They do sometimes throw in a "You're welcome!" when I thank them, though, so it's not all bad.

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  5. The state of our loo is a constant cause of embarassment for me!
    I'm always chanting "flush and wash pleeeeease".
    doesn't help that Master Magoo has absolutely no sense of smell either!
    :-) xx

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  6. Yes, yes, yes! Ella won't flush because it makes too much noise! I'm open to any suggestions!

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  7. Never had that problem. As toddlers, my kids used to love the flush part of the routine. They'd stand on tippy toe, push the button and watch as the water swirled and things "magically" disappeared. From there it just became a habit.

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  8. I'm so disheartened to read this. Mine have the same problem but I was fully banking on them naturally evolving into flushers by the time they hit your kids' ages...

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    1. I'm SO sorry, Jade. But keep working on it! Let my failure spur you to greater success!

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