Do you know how to shut off an overflowing toilet? I am surprised at how many people don’t know how to react when a toilet begins rising instead of emptying. Some people had fire drills when they were little, my sisters’ and I had toilet emergency drills. My Mom taught us from the minute we were potty trained how to shut off the toilet. It is a task that I knew by heart and a toilet never actually overflowed in my presence growing up. When I became a Mom, I guess I took it for granted that ‘everyone’ knows how to shut off a toilet and I forgot to teach that lesson to my children! Boy did I learn my lesson!
One day, I had some a couple of girlfriends and their kids (totally 6 including mine!) over for a play date. The oldest children at the time were 6 and were very good about following the rules. The kids headed up to my boys’ bedroom to play with the toys, while the mother’s gathered around for a cup of tea. We could hear the giggles, the laughter and the imagination of the children as they embarked on adventure after adventure. Then all of a sudden we heard the kids yelling at the same time “We are trapped! We are trapped!”. I ran upstairs faster then a speeding bullet, to find four of the six kids standing with their backs against the bathtub while water over flowed from the toilet and slowly made it to the place they were standing. Rushing in, I shut off the toilet and began my Mom’s teaching of how to shut off a toilet.
Later on, I found out that someone flushed a Timbit down my toilet. I’m not sure why, but the fear of an overflowing toilet hasn’t left me since. I am very conscious about what I use in my toilet and I have had many discussions with my children about the importance of keeping non toilet items out of the toilet and what to do if it over flows!
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And remember be careful what you put in your toilet! You never know when you’ll see it again!