Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another Victim of the Porcelain Express

Ever since the twins have turned about 18 months old they've enlightened me on many new parenting experiences. My other 3 kids were "normal"...you know, just some basic color crayon on the wall. That's pretty much it. Quite uneventful.

Well...well...well...Let me tell you something! Twins, they're capable of just about ANYTHING. With 2 minds working as one they are their own form of organized crime. Cute crime, but nonetheless, they're beginner criminals. We've had some bouts with the toilet and they're obsession to flush anything they can find down it...entire rolls of toilet paper, small matchbox cars, hair bows, food....

Today they've once again succeeded in victimizing unsuspecting inanimate objects to the porcelain express.

I headed in to do my makeup as I was trying to clean up for the day...after all it's my birthday today ;o) and I should look decent, right? I put my makeup away in the same place every time. I went to grab my foundation and realized it was not in its place. I looked around the counter, in the drawers and was stumped as to where this large jar of foundation could have disappeared. I then looked for my powder...and found that in the wrong place and started looking for anything else that might be missing or out of place. I noticed my overly-priced Kabuki Brush was missing too!

{GASP}

I wrongly accused my teen daughter who swore she was no where near my bathroom...but then I remembered I had caught the twins in my bathroom a few hours before...and it dawned on me that they must have hid the brush and foundation somewhere. I looked all over thinking I'd find makeup all over my clothes or something...and then I saw the backed up toilet....brimming with water...ready to spill over. I grabbed the plunger (not putting 2-n-2 together) and began plunging...

I could hear tinging and pinging and wondered what in the world could be in there...as my hand pressed down on the handle to flush the toilet I saw a glimmer of silver...hummm...OH NO! It registered that it was the handle of my makeup brush...GONE! I flushed it...but as the water kept draining back and forth I could hear the tinging and pinging moving around back and forth in the base of the toilet and then it got quieter and quieter and moved away....

I ran out and grabbed the twins and asked them in the kindest sweetest voice I could find "Where's Mommy's makeup? Have you seen it?" They both skipped over to the toilet and with large smiles blabbed, "Here! Right there....Mommy."

So FYI, a large full bottle of foundation and an over-priced Kabuki brush CAN FIT down your toilet!

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8 comments:

Tina said...

Tara:

So sorry...and on your birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR TARA...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Now when you blow out the candles wish for new make-up and a lock for the toliet!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Ack!!! That's awful...but a little bit funny...

Staci said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry! I'm so glad mine has never considered flushing anything.

I hope the rest of your birthday was better!

j said...

I love it, and can appreciate it all!!!

Diane said...

My husband is a twin and oh yeah baby the trouble they could find. I think there was a feminine product rocket launch going on at one point!

Krystal said...

That is so not funny, in a way that might be funny when your twins have twins of their own! :) Hope the rest of your birthday was a happy one!

Amy W said...

Oh, I hope you had a wonderful birthday!! I'm so far behind in reading blogs... The picture of you & your mama is beautiful too! :)

heather said...

Oh gosh!! But, the porcelain express!! TOo clever!!