Happy Thursday Friends!
No this is not a picture of our toilet… but a beautiful image for todays topic! Yesterday, I had one of the most petrifying experiences of my entire life! Well, that may be a slight exaggeration… but still a PETRIFYING experience to say the least!
Ok, so I’m getting ready to head for my office, smiling and loving life… and Emily walks by with the following ORDERS: “Um, Charlie… you might want to go check out the kids toilet, it MAY be CLOGGED!” I responded, “COME ON EMILY… am I the ONLY ONE IN THIS HOUSE THAT KNOWS HOW TO UNCLOG A TOILET?”
So like a good loving Father who is always there to make life better for his beautiful family, I hopped up with a super smile and ran for the plunger with great passion in every step! Not really you guys, I must admit how Emily ruined my perfect morning with her devious little SMIRK and the giggle that followed my initial reaction! Yet, I am always there for my FAMILY when they NEED me the most… and this was a moment they could not seem to move beyond without my assistance!
I turned into the kids bathroom… slowing to a cautious halt as I came upon the crime scene! Living on the last big breath I had taken from the hallway… my time was limited… so I got myself together and bent down to LIFT THE LID! Even in all my mental preparedness, I was not ready for what I was about to witness!
As the lid was raised… there they were! Three brown demons wrapped in paper turbans… so intimidating they were! I gasped and groaned as Emily strutted past the bathroom door LAUGHING HER CRUEL AND HEARTLESS self into an oblivion!
The water was lowered so much that I could not successfully navigate my plunger underneath of these three evil turds! So with the plunger in one hand I reached for the flusher with the other. My instinctive Master Jedi skills had kicked in at this point and all fear left the house! It was Charlie to the rescue now… I was about to rescue our trusty potty from this hostile take over!
As I flushed, Emily kicked into “telling me how to do it mode” and in this smirky little tone, she says to me, “Um, I wouldn’t flush that again until after you unclog it… Charlie!” And being the amazing coach that I am becoming these days I used this experience as a real time coaching opportunity!
I said, “Emily, hurry come all the way in here and watch how I do this!” But she starts to walk away now that I’m the one handing out the instructions. I begged, “Wait, please Emily… I may not be around forever honey… and I need for you to LEARN how to do this! There really is a trick to this and I want to TEACH YOU. Come on… look, I flushed so that the water would rise enough for me to get the plunger UNDERNEATH those nasty little party POOP-ER’S… then I can plunge in the CLEAR water and be able to walk away from the scene with the least amount of clean up!”
I think she was impressed at my plunging SKILLS for only being 38 years old! And sure enough… I did save the day once again!
Maybe you guys can benefit from my transparency today! My only other advice is to flush after every three wipes and eat plenty of FIBER so that none of you EVER have to FACE a stand off like this in your peaceful homes! Please pray that I don’t have NIGHTMARES over the incident… It really was a traumatizing experience!
Oh and one more thing while were talking about personal hygiene… brush your teeth a few times a day and use soap when you shower. What kind of soap you ask? Dove- Go Fresh Burst!
Sorry this wasn’t a spiritual blog… I just felt like passing on a bit of humor today! After all LAUGHTER HAS MEDICINAL PROPERTIES!
Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
Emily and I prayed for you guys and galls today… love you all! Have a HAPPY DAY!