Monday, April 21, 2008
Toilet paper, " more than meets the eye"
Just this past morning there was some degree of hollering from the direction of the bathroom as someone found themselves stranded. I'm sure we all know what it means to be "stranded" in the bathroom. Well, I might as well confess that I was the one hollering. Why am I always the one to find that there is no more toilet paper? I guess I can't expect much while living in a house full of boys, and I the lone girl with high standards in toilet etiquette. It's amazing if they remember to put the toilet seat down at least once a week. Why don't I ever remember that this nearly impossible habit to form in boys is least remembered by me in the middle of the night, aaahh! I can vent for a long time on incorrect toilet usage of little boys, but to put it all into one encouraging word it would have to be: Focus! Well, they all seem to listen to me when I don't think they are and that morning Reed must have taken a mental note that mommy was left without toilet paper as she had to holler from her porcelain prison for help. So, this evening I was emptying Reed's backpack of papers from his day at school and ran across this one. Reed seems to understand more clearly the meaning of "wants" vs. “needs" unlike his brother Douglas (see earlier blog quote "I need it because I want it.") In this illustration Reed understands that Transformers are a "want" and after mommy's display of desperation he understands that toilet paper truly is a "need."