Guess what my darling daughter flushed down our ONLY toilet?!?

Can you tell she is in trouble? - My daughter giving me that 'sad' look because she was bad!
United States
December 12, 2007 8:30pm CST
This girl is going to make me old long before my time! She's such a little monster! She's always getting into something or tearing something up or taking something she's not supposed to (like pepto or cough medicine). I just don't know what to do with her. Well, she cost me $175 tonight! I had to call a plumber because she flushed something down the toilet. It was a 'play' spray bottle that came with one of her babies. We have been working on this darn toilet for almost 2 weeks. We bought a snake, drain-o, stuck our hands in there, plunged it, taken the whole darn thing apart 3 times and we thought we had it fixed until tonight when the darn bottle must of shifted inside the toilet and stopped it completely. So, it over-flowed and over-flowed and over-flowed. We have about 40 towels that I just washed and folded so pretty today (took me all freaking day!) that had to be used to clean this mess up. (Oh, that just made me so mad) The water also leaked into my basement, so I had to run down there and move EVERYTHING! And the kicker, the furnace vent is right next to the toilet so now my furnace is messed up because of all the water that went down it. I just paid $300 YESTERDAY to have the furnace fixed!!! Now I have to call them back out tomorrow! I'm ready to duct tape her to the ceiling!! Lord, I'm exhuasted. What else could she possibly do? Don't answer that! Have any stories about something that your child/children did? Please be worse than mine so I don't feel so bad! lol Just kidding. Please share!
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
13 Dec 07
Oh, my, sounds like a heck of a mess!! Try not to do anything too drastic. My story is, when my daughter was about 7, she told me she was going up and take a bath. That was no big deal, she did it all the time. About 15 minutes later, I'm watching a show in my living room and water starts dripping through the ceiling. Of course, I though it was a water leak. I yelled up at my daughter and she did not answer. I ran upstairs and my whole bathroom was standing in about 2 inches of water, and the water was still on. My daughter was asleep in my bed. She had went in there and took her clothes off, still in her underwear, and curled up in my bed. The apartment we were living in already had weak floors and I was half afraid to even walk in the bathroom. I did, called my parents, they brought a shop vac. I had filled every towel I had and we still filled 2 shop vacs full of water. In the meantime the water had went down the wall in the living room and ruined the wallpaper, and made a big spot on the ceiling. I had to fix it all. At the time I was really ready to beat her, of course I didn't, but I sure felt like it. We were already struggling paycheck to paycheck and that was quite costly also. You are not alone.
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• United States
14 Dec 07
Oh my! I'm glad one of mine hasn't done that yet! It will be her....She's such a handfull! If she does one more thing, there isn't going to be any Christmas at all. We are broke, lol. I'm glad I'm not the only one going crazy here...Thanks!
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@lancingboy (1393)
• United States
13 Dec 07
LMAO! After reading this topic and all the responses to it, I couldn't help but laugh until I had tears in my eyes! It was so funny! I haven't had that type of experience, but my cousin had with his daughter. She decided to let Barbie have a swim and flushed her down the toilet! They had to take the toilet out I think just to fix it.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
13 Dec 07
I don't have kids yet and after reading all that I'm glad. I can't imagine what you are going through.
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@subha12 (18462)
• India
13 Dec 07
My niece - my little niece
oh my GOd. she is really so notorious. its like my little niece. she, when she was 1.5 yr old has throen away her father's mobile out of the window. we never could find it. nowadys most of the children are like that only.
@makatas (1103)
• Greece
13 Dec 07
Sorry but i laughed when i heard it.I know its not easy for you with all the expenses and work need to be done, but its funny if you think that such a little thingie can cause such damage :) Seriously now, most babies are like this.They may not do such important and pricey damage, but they all do things like that.You should be happy that her actions didnt put her in danger, and possibly, just for sake of safety try to secure your home even better.If shes a such energetic kid, maybe you should minimize the dangers in the house for her.Her health is more important than money.I wish all the best for her, and dont have her punished...it is something you will remember in the future and have fun with it :)
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
13 Dec 07
Wow.. you have a lovable little monster... just like cookie monster... i don't have any stories like that just yet because my baby is only 20 months old and i keep her away from the bathroom... With that experience... at least you will have all those stories to tell her, her future husband, and future children... after a few years you will forget how costly it was but remember how funny the situation was... Kids will be kids... and i brace myself on what my daughter will do when she is quite old enough...
• Canada
13 Dec 07
This story reminds me of something our now seven year old daughter did when she was approximately 3 or 4 years of age. We started toilet training her when she was three years old but she really had very little interest in training. She preferred to stay in soiled underwear than use the toilet. We later transferred her to a daycare from a home caregiver while we were working. There she developed a fear of overflowing toilets - we found out later, after she developed the fear, that the toilets there overflowed several times a day. The fear escalated for her. Then one day, she threw a full roll of toilet paper down the toilet, and it became hopelessly blocked. We too had to call in a plumber at exhorbitant prices. We were completely surprised by her actions. Even to this day, she avoids flushing the toilet. Hopefully, someday she will outgrow her fear of toilets! Hopefully, your little one will outgrow her inquisitiveness. They really do grow up fast. Good luck! I know for sure before mine grows up some more I'll have dozens more stories to tell!
• India
13 Dec 07
Sounds like the female version of Dennis. Maybe you could create a new comic strip based on your daughter and call it Denise the menace. You can get back all the money you spent and more!
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@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
13 Dec 07
LOL! I know exactly how you feel...my daughter is only 19 months old and I can't keep up with her for anything. She has cost me 115 dollars, so far, if that makes you feel any better. She actually went and threw my cell phone in my toilet and of course after that, it was toast. I am exhausted from the time she gets up until the time she goes to bed because I have to watch her every move. She's thrown my keys in the garbage and I've had to actually go out into my trash and dig through it to find them. it's been an adventure, but one i wouldn't give up for the world. Surely it gets better with time. LOL! God bless you
@Trace86 (5043)
• United States
13 Dec 07
My stepson had a friend sleep one night over a number of years ago. A few days later, the police showed up asking about that night because J's cousin's bike was missing. My husband and I both said that the boys were there all night, they didn't go out. The cousin insisted that the boys must have done it because they were fighting with her and her friends. A few days later, the bike was found in the creek about halfway between our houses. We lived about 3 blocks apart. Finally, about 2 weeks later, the police bluffed the boys and told them their fingerprints were found on the bike. They admitted sneaking out in the middle of the night, walking to her house and stealing the bike. They didn't know what to do with it, so they threw it in the creek. About 6 months later, a port-o-potty was blown up. The police came and asked J what he knew about it. He flat out told them that his cousin did it!
• India
13 Dec 07
Practical nightmares of our daily lives with a hilarious touch! I can almost visualize you running up and down, sticking your hand in (uggh) and then cleaning and mopping. Yes I can understand what exactly you want to do with her. But even then I sympathise with her too coz I did something similar in my childhood once. Yes me! I flushed an entire sanitary napkin (those were the days when I had just started using them) down the bowl. Well it disappeared alright and I walked out of the loo not really expecting the deluge of sewage water. In comes my momma from office in the evening and within minutes of entering the loo, she starts screaming. Apart from the mess, just imagine my embarrassment (it was after all a sanitary napkin). When the plumber was called and he asked what was flushed, I wanted the earth to make way for me. And when the soggy thing was recovered OMG…the entire episode is etched in my mind so clearly as if it was only yesterday. So I know exactly what you are going thru, but I am a bit (just a bit) with you daughter also.
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• India
28 Jan 08
Well well, after the BR, your little devil looks all the more pretty to me!
@liera0 (280)
• Philippines
29 Dec 07
Will you better see the little girl cleaning her mom's laptop in the faucet with water and soap. Her mom fainted upon seeing the deed though. But the kid said Mom I'm helping you with the cleaning. I don't have a kid but I usually watch over my cousin's daughter. One day I reach to their front hearring my aunt calling for her for she was quiet for minutes already. Well she was busy pulling everything out of their clothes cabinet. Then she went down went straight to my aunts bedroom and pulled everything out from clothes cabinet. Thenm she goes to the other room and did the same. Then she pulled the cloth the cover the top fridge down and spilling everything thats on the top on the fridge on the floor. She did it in les than an hour as if she is beating a clock and she was 2.5 years old then. Then as my aunt was trying to slap her butt she run and lied down in her foam in the living room to which I saw the opportunity to "Pause her" I rolled her with the foam with her head sticking out. I put a pillow under her head turn on the tv and put a pillow on foam side so it wont open up. Then we all put things back in the cabinet. Her parents arrived and told me not to unroll her. Well she promised that time that she wont do it again. Now she is 4 and still she didn't did it again. And she is some sort of listens to me when warned coz she said she doesn't want to like a lumpia again.
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
14 Dec 07
so sorry to hear about that..I don't have kids yet but reading all the stories hared by the respondents..I'm bracing myself for an adventure when it's my time to rear a child. I hope things get better for you and for your cute little daughter..:)
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• United States
14 Dec 07
Just wanted to say that your daughter looks like such a cutie! Maybe you ought to childproof the toilet once this is over. Im pretty sure they have something that you could put on the toilet so she couldnt get into it. Sorry about all your troubles i hope you get everything fixed soon.
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• Canada
14 Dec 07
wow that sucks!! isnt there something you could put on the toilet like a lock so next time she cant do the same thing i know there is such thing i forget what its called its a toiled lock or something! my little guy is almost 2 so he hasnt done anything too bad yet... we will see :))
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• Pakistan
13 Dec 07
hmmm,stephanie kids do this at this age,remember when she gets older u will remember what she use to do as "golden moments",any ways even my mom use to say i was really a small devil when i was a lil kid,anyways tc
• United States
13 Dec 07
Oh no. Now that is funny. The same thing happened to me about 2 years ago. My oldest daughter decided that she was gonna stick some play food down the toilet an then she wanted to flush it down. Well, we tried everything that we could to get that thing out of there. Finally we just had to go and get a new toilet. The other one just would not fix. We never did calla plumber or anything like that. We never call repair people for anything like that. We are tight with the money. Lol. Yeah kids will be kids. I hate it for you though, it sound like you have your hands full there. You must have a great paying job to be paying all of this money to have these things fixed. Lol. Does your child get the corner or anything when she does stuff liek this? Just curious.
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@smacksman (6076)
13 Dec 07
Don't you just love them? haha What a sweetie - It's hard to imagine them doing anything wrong when they look like butter wouldn't melt in their mouth! haha. Our daughter managed to climb onto the wash basin and open the bathroom cupboard. It must have been like climbing a mountain to her! She then got a bottle of Phenegen (sort of calming medecine to get them to sleep when teething) and drank the whole bottle. Panic. Panic. Call doctor and he calmly said no probs, she will sleep like a lamb for a while and then come round ok. Well she slept and slept and slept but then she did bounce back - as naughty as ever!!
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
13 Dec 07
she is so cute! how old is she? my daughters have done a few things in their day but it wasn't constant! one daughter drew all over the walls and another daughter spilled paint all over her (she had red hair for weeks!) but i guess i got off lucky (they are past that now 10 & 14) - i cant wait for the new challenges that i will get with them as teenagers! lol
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@garnet80 (354)
• Australia
13 Dec 07
You poor thing your daughter certainly is putting you through the wringer isn't she. I have been fairly lucky so far with my almost 3 year old son. He has developed a liking for the toilet and likes to flush it a lot. When he was younger I did have to pull full toilet rolls out of the toilet all of which were all nice and gooey,yuk. And he liked to unroll the toilet rolls. Even now sometimes I still have to roll them up. My older brother when he was very little decided to paint the wall nearest his cot with the poo from his nappy. My parents as you can guess were not very impressed and had to repaint the wall after cleaning it off. Years later they are still laughing about it.