This is a lighthearted post and the title actually came from my friend, thank you for being you and not chucking us out 😀
As I said in yesterday’s blog, we went to Ashbourne on Saturday to visit the sheep fair. Whilst we were there we parked on a friend’s drive whilst we walked down into the town. When we got back, they invited us in for a drink and a chat…. which was lovely. We know this couple fairly well, I’ve known them for the last decade and they’ve been my spiritual parents really in our church. So we are fairly relaxed around them…
However, my toddler has had a bit of regression regarding toilet training recently, in particular in relation to poo and whilst we were there I had to take him to clean him up. It was a good one, literally in his shoes…So I cleaned him up, sent him back out with clean underwear etc etc, whilst muttering under my breath. Then, I decided it would be a good idea to rinse his pants under the tap (in my defence, I had got rid of the excess poo). It wasn’t a good idea. It was one of those moments when you really wish you’d done it differently. It was so bad it was really funny. The sink blocked up and filled with brown water. IN MY FRIEND’s HOUSE. I was like, no, no, no, no, nooooooo. Then tried to ladle out the excess with a plastic soap bottle that hardly had any left in it, because that was all I had. I ladled it out and put it down the toilet and tried in vain to unblock the sink. I ended up wandering out and saying nonchalently “you haven’t got a sink plunger have you?”
It was sort of horrific but also sort of the most funny, seriousness breaking, side splitting brilliant moments. I haven’t actually laughed like that or found something so funny in so long. Talk about humbling yourself, I blocked my friend’s sink with my toddler’s poo. There you have it. It still makes me giggle when I think about it. Sorry.
and kudos to them for sorting it out without moaning (at least to me)….I think they thought it was funny…I think…
Our sincerest apologies but oh I haven’t laughed so much in ages.
A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones (proverbs 17:22 ESV)