19 Feb 2013

If I See One More...

There is something small that is really starting to grate on my nerves. One thing that is making me see red. The reaction that this tiny item gives me, is one of complete rage ! It lurks behind the door. Waiting, smirking, making fun of me. I know it shouldn't be there, it knows it shouldn't be there and of course everyone that resides in my home knows that it shouldn't be there, yet almost everyday its there......

I am talking about a necessary household item that I am sick of finding innocently laying on the floor. One that I am tired of picking up. An item that I would love to stop purchasing to make my point, but cant.
That item, the one that is sending me round the twist......


TOILET ROLLS !                                                 


They are evil. No, it's not them. Not the rolls themselves but the people that leave them laying on the floor once they are empty.
My teens !
I have become so enraged at the sight of these poor innocent rolls lodged behind the toilet door, that this week I gave my boys an ultimatum......
Either put the empty rolls in the bin, or they will be put on a rotating roster to clean both the toilet and the bathroom !! (this is on top of the existing roster that they already have of basic chores) they were also told that I would be watching them scrub to make sure that the job they do is Mum clean not teen clean !

It may seem harsh, to some it may even seem cruel. But I am at my wits end.
Respect ! that's all I ask for, a little help now and then.
It is certainly not to much to ask or expect for someone to walk down a hallway and place an empty item in the bin.
My boys reaction, they asked me to put a bin beside the toilet (just like you have mum) my answer to that. NO 
Maybe that would be a great solution to my problem, if they would stop peeing on the floor and aim straight.......
The boys have until the end of the week to rectify there "bathroom behaviour" (so far, only one roll has been missed) lets hope they get there act together or a scrubbing they will be and a relaxing I will be !!!

Lets see how they go. I am watching very closely

My empty toilet rolls and I are happy to be linking up with the lovely Jess for IBOT :)





12 comments:

  1. How funny!! It drives me insane, but only because of the lazy husband at the moment. I'm just thankful to have one kid out of nappies so he can leave as many toilet rolls around as he wants. If he's still doing it as a teen there'll be trouble.

    I don't think you're being harsh in your approach. Fair call!

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    1. If my Husband was doing this to he would need to run for the hills and hide himself well LOL

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  2. Funny but so true isnt it!! My 2 girls are quite easy; it is my husband who is difficult. I tell him he's worst than a kid lol

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    1. I think the older guys get, the more they expect things done for them (well not all guys I guess)

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  3. Completely agree! I have three boys and a hubby, but most days the state of our bathroom wouuld indicate that in actual fact I live with a troupe of smelly baboons! Let me know if your ultimatum works - I'm running out of options at my joint so would love to hear that someone, somewhere in this world has had some success :)

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    1. I can relate to smelly baboons.....
      Will let you know how things go, so far I have only had to pick up one stray roll...I think they are scared to clean LOL

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  4. I once worked in a very small office. So small that there were only 3 of us women, and we all shared a bathroom. It became apparent very quickly which one of us was the one who would constantly leave an empty roll on the holder. Myself and the other non-offender got so annoyed by it that we started putting the empty rolls in her handbag, to make a point. One day she asked us why she kept ending up with empty rolls in her handbag and we explained that it would continue until she finally learnt to change a roll and didn't leave us with nothing to do but joggle every time we went and found the roll empty and not changed! It took a while but eventually she got in to the habit and everyone was happy again!

    I have a three-way bathroom and I have the bin positioned so that when you sit on the toilet its a great game to shoot for the bin with the empty roll, my husband gets it in every time now!

    #teamIBOT was here!

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    1. This is funny, putting the empty rolls in her handbag that is really creative :)

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  5. Funny I agree. However just before Xmas I saved them up and made crackers for Xmas - totally not like me - a very uncrafty mumma!

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    1. When the boys were little we used them for craft projects, there are so many ways to use them :) thanks for stopping by x

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  6. My 3.5yo is actually better than me at changing the toilet roll! He comes stomping out of the toilet saying 'what's this mess' and points to the empty toilet roll. It's quite cute actually.

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    1. Awww that's cute ! Keep him on that, teach them young I say (well it's great till they become teens and then lazy sets in) thanks for stopping by sweetie x

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