Do your kids trash the bathroom?

messy bathroom - Ah! How pretty it looks.
United States
July 16, 2008 11:19pm CST
Every night its like a water bomb went off in my bathroom. The kids shower or take a bath, then they proceed to get water all over the floor, the ceiling, not themselves mind you. I use to sit in there with them but they are getting older and I don't want to harp on them but its getting a bit old. They leave towels on the floor, their clothes. I've got the cleanest floor on the block though, maybe I should count that as a blessing. Do your kids cannonball into the bathtub like mine?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
20 Jul 08
At least your kids have the luxury of having a bathtub.. hehe ALl i remember when i was a kid, i had to contend with just a pail and tap water to shower.. NO matter how, the floor is bound to be wet, but i dun throw my clothes and towels around, as it's always nicely hang for me to take, and after i'm done with my shower, i will bring my towel to my mom straight away.. haha The only havoc i done to my bathroom, was to put the stopper at the drainage hole, to create a small bubble bath for myself, but i always failed as the water will leak out to my parents room, and i always had to clean up b4 they are abck.. lol =D
• United States
24 Jul 08
I'll stop complaining now.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
24 Jul 08
lol =D at least u are much luckier now..
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• United States
20 Jul 08
Ha- you are not kidding! My kids destroy their bathroom, I am constantly wiping up water and picking up towels and clothes. But the worst is the sink. They get the bright blue toothpaste all over the place. It's like they squeeze it on the counters on purpose. I have to clean the sink out every night.
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Sounds like your sink doesn't have any cavities like mine does.
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
I'm already married for more than five years now and we do have a daughter who is turning three next month. I don't have this problem yet as she's still our only child at present; though we've planned to have two children even before we got married. But even if our daughter is not the culprit, I must admit that I always find our bathroom a mess because we live with my other three younger siblings, whom I couldn't expect to clean the bathroom. I really hate a dirty and messy bathroom with grime and slime all over it. More so, I fear that our daughter might slip and slide on the dirty bathroom or lick her fingers which she would previously hold onto the tiles. I've tried ignoring to clean it just to see if my siblings would initiate to do the task themselves but to no avail and much irritation. I guess they have been used to seeing me clean the bathroom for all of us. Aside from this, somehow I do believe that a bathroom or rest room is a place of wealth in feng shui and I'd like to practice this, in addition to cleanliness and having a clutter-free environment.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
20 Jul 08
Sounds like what my sons did when they were kids. They got water all around the bathtub and I had to clean it up. They did not do swan dives into the bathtub, and they did get themselves clean though. That was at least a relief. Oh when they started to go to school, I did not have to worry, I guess they felt that they were now growing up.
• Netherlands
19 Jul 08
Oh yes. It's like a elifant has been playing in my bathroom. Even my husband can make a mess out off it. I can't understand what they are doing in it. It's a small room and it can't be that hard to shower normaly.
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
17 Jul 08
Does a bear crap in the woods? Kids are BORN to trash bathrooms. I have a 20yo son still at home - and you've guessed it, he's still trashing that bathroom! He's also trashed his bedroom, the garage and his car. He's actually pretty busy trying to trash his life. My three girls are grown up and left home, and their bathrooms in their respective homes are totally un-trashed. So, it seems some people eventually grow out of it ...
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• United States
17 Jul 08
Sometimes I think that bear came and trashed my bathroom and then crapped in it!
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
17 Jul 08
He's a busy, busy bear ...
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
13 Apr 09
All three of my kids are showering now, which is a good thing,they do however tend to drip all over the floor though. They also leave their clothes on the bathroom floor, which is really lazy because the hamper is right outside the bathroom door. They also just leave their towels on the bedroom floor.
• United States
14 Apr 09
Mine have gotten a little bit better but the "Water Police" still has to tell them to shut off the water and get out though.
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
26 Mar 09
No, I have to say that my kids don't make a mess in the bathroom..... but my grandkids do.
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• United States
3 Apr 09
Kids are kids no matter their ages.
@Alex42692 (167)
• United States
18 Jul 08
HaHa! I used to be just like that when I was younger. I left the wet towel on the floor, my dirty cloths on the floor, my hair was all over the bath tub, water was everywhere, I'd get toothpaste all over the sink, haha. I'm 16 now and I clean up after myself. If they're about 12-14, they'll probably grow out of it. If they're my age then they're just pigs. I say you make them clean up after themselves and show them how much fun it is (if they are my age). Good luck.
• United States
24 Jul 08
Sounds like you're the only 16 year old in America who cleans up, I applaud you. Mine are 8 and 5, I'll stick with the luck part.
@leeesa (885)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Last weekend my 6 year old decided to make a bathroom cocktail by emptying half a tube of toothpaste into a water bottle and then adding most of her earring cleaning solution and some mouthwash. At least she didn't try to drink it, but lately the bathroom has become her science lab! And bath time? You'd think she was at a wave pool! Don't even get me started on this subject! lol
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Go on leeesa, get it out of your system.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Hi , All I have to say is what goes around comes around . My brother and me used to make a mess like that , and drive our mom crazy . Now that I have a house of my own my fiace and brother make a huge mess in the bathroom. Guess , who is stuck cleaning it ?? me
• United States
17 Jul 08
But I was such a neat kid, now on the moms side....
@momalisa65 (1980)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Well, I wouldn't say my bathroom is actually 'trashed', well, maybe it is. My boys are alot older than your kids (wow, firefox, which I'm using for the first time is underlining the words it thinks I spelled wrong, like 'alot' should be a lot.) Anyway, my 14 year old son throws his wet towels and dirty clothes on the floor too...in a certain place every time. He uses way too many washcloths. One to wash his face, one to dry it...I don't know what else he does with them, but there are always about 4-5 wet washcloths laying in the tub every morning, even though I tell him to hang them over the side of the tub so they will dry, and he swears he only uses one. I have a very small stand beside the sink. The toothpaste is on it, and the dental floss, etc. My son puts his deodorant, hair gel, body spray...everything on there and the pile sometimes gets so high, it sometimes spills over into the garbage can. My bathroom is so small there's not too many ways to trash it.
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• United States
17 Jul 08
Thanks for letting me know about Firefox, looks like you have to teach it the real way to spell. As for the bathroom, we have a little bit of sink space but its so small I have to go outside to change my mind!
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
17 Jul 08
My kids were exactly like yours! I did one thing that helped... a little. I put their names on two towels each. Those were THEIR towels and they could have no others (at least that's what I made them think). If their towel was on the floor, wet, they'd have to use it that way. They started to hang their towels up after that. Not a really big thing, and it certainly didn't take care of the entire problem, but it helped! I also made them go back into the bathroom and wipe up any water they got on the floor while I stood there supervising. They hated that, so they started to take a little more care in their bathing habits. But, like you said, you have a clean bathroom floor! That's always an advantage!
• United States
17 Jul 08
His and her bath towels, they'll get a kick out of that and if they don't do what I say I'll give them a kick. I might try that idea, the towel thing, not the kicking thing. Thanks!
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
17 Jul 08
If they are old enough to bathe without supervision, then they are old enough to follow the rules (cannonballs into bathtubs can be dangerous) and to clean up after themselves. If they clean up after themselves they will probably not be so messy.
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• United States
17 Jul 08
I ask them pick up their clothes and towels. I was kidding about the cannonballs into the bathtub, but it sure looks like that happened.
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• United States
17 Jul 08
my nephew does.i think there's more water on the floor than ever got on him. drives me crazy with the mess he makes.
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• United States
17 Jul 08
I always had to be clean and tidy, man I wish I could let loose like they do.
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• Canada
26 Mar 09
We don't have kids together, but my husband has lots of kids from before we got together. I'll have to send this to him and see if this ever happened to him. LOL I don't know how I'd handle that if I had kids, but not being a parent, I can sit back and laugh. LOL :) Thanks for coming on here with such an amusing story. I'll send this on to my husband and see if he has anything to add.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
18 Jul 08
It used to be bad . I think your kids are much younger though, I found out the biggest culprit at my house was the oldest who is 18! After she moved out, there no longer seemed to be a major problem with the bathroom. From time to time there are still little problems, like my son not cleaning it every week, but he's not as messy for the most part. I mean I was facing all kinds of issues, from toothpaste splatters everywhere, empty tp rolls left all over, trash all over (qtips, strips from bandaids, empty bottles), wet towels balled up on the floor, socks, underwear, shower curtain not pulled back across shower, etc. I could not stand clothes and towels all over the floor, I'd go nuts lol.
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@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
My little boy is also messy when it comes to using the bathroom. He likes to play with the water, the soap, the shampoo and just about anything that he can get his hands on inside the bathroom. The whole thing can be annoying at times but then again, he is just a little boy. He will eventually change his ways when he get older which is something like an eternity from now. sigh... not that I really want him to grow up so fast.
@bunnybon7 (36548)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Jul 08
my grandkids do that and when i had to stay there for a while it really made me mad. i told my daughter, if they're old enough to be in there alone, they're old enough to clean up after theirselves. the only thing that done any good was to have their dad speak to them and that worked while i was still there, but i'll bet my daughter just leaves it go now, as usual.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Yes, my girls always splash when they take their bubble baths and get water all over the floor even though I have reminded them repeatedly not to get my floor wet. Then to make matters worse my nine year old daughter never drains the tub. She just leaves it there. I mean, how hard is it to hit the little lever and drain that tub! And yes, they leave the toilet paper rolls next to the toilet instead of moving two inches to the left and depositing them into the trashcan. But, they are good that they take their wet towels to the laundry pile. Thank goodness for small favors! At least they do one thing right!