Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Things I Have Failed to Teach My Children

File this under failures. Complete and utter. Wow. No matter how many times I have said it, pointed it out, begged, pleaded and yes, screamed, yelled and stomped my feet, I HAVE NOT been capable of teaching my children to put the new roll of toilet paper ON the holder. ON IT.

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13 Comments:

Blogger betmo said...

methinks that they will learn quickly enough when it's their own space that runs out of toilet paper :) don't fret- i haven't been able to teach the husband either ;)

8/20/2008 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Dizzy Dezzi said...

Mary, I consider it a plus if they remember to put a roll in the room without being reminded. Besides, they'll just put it on the wrong direction, anyways!

8/20/2008 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

LOL!! First my Mom complained, now my wife complains. You'd think they'd figure it out.:)

"A reachable roll is a good roll."

Besides, I hate those little spring loaded thingies that never pop in the damn hole right!!

8/21/2008 01:49:00 AM  
Blogger dawn said...

I feel your pain, I think its a male thing!

8/21/2008 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger Brandon said...

As a male I agree with the future was yesterday a good roll is a reachable roll. I always hate those tp holders. I always just put on the back of the toliet. It makes it eaiser to get some when I need it. Ithink you might want to start chosing battle here this is a losing battle and it would take a miracule for any mother or wife to win it. Consider it a win that they would at least get a new roll when the last one is gone.

8/21/2008 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

I confess, I'm not good at it either. BUT - now I have a new one that you just slam in place without having the spring pop across the room, and man I do LOVE it!

More importantly - is that wonderful fish on the floor something you did? I'm thinking it HAS to be. Give us a closer look?

8/21/2008 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

Ah, well, some day they will move out and then you will wax nostalgic about their cute little toilet paper habits.

8/21/2008 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger Krimo said...

Mary, I am completely and utterly disappointed in you!!!
I honestly thought you were totally on top of all that mattered in life, but obviously, you failed!
But I must admit that writing about it may help...
BTW I love your mosaic!!

8/21/2008 07:45:00 PM  
Blogger The Beltway B@stard said...

My answer to not having to hear about it? My own damn bathroom :) Complete with free standing roll just sitting on the sink counter.

8/21/2008 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger The Follow Spot said...

the next time they dont refill the toilet paper, take them in the bathroom show them that they didnt replace it and hit them - then they will learn

8/21/2008 09:55:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Mark- I've tried that.

I see this is really a univeral problem. I guess you can all be guest in my home without me being embarrassed about the tp.

8/22/2008 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger Fran said...

Funny Dez mentioned putting the roll on *the right way*... I like my paper products to roll over the top... I don;t know if it is becuase I am tall or left handed, but it is easier to reach & I find myself *fixing it* if someome put it on upside down... although I don't bitch about it.... I just flip it.

I have decided 5 rolls of TP on top of the tank is a lovely modern art statement.... I think my family (2 guys) have figured out a way to leave one square of TP on th roll so they did not empty the roll & have the obligation to change it. My decor means I'm never left in the lurch for tp.

Oh the games people play to shirk TP responsibilities.

8/26/2008 01:07:00 PM  
Blogger Dizzy Dezzi said...

Apparently, the leave just a drop or a scintilla is a common tactic used to avoid replacing any item in question, be it TP, OJ, or potato chips.

I stopped believing it was coincidence, years ago, that "I" am ALWAYS the one who "actually" gets the last of such things.

8/26/2008 03:52:00 PM  

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