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Flush the bloody loo

(14 Posts)
Mogmog Tue 23-Aug-11 14:39:43

should I expect my 11 year old son to remember to flush the loo when he leaves huge poo in it or am I hopelessly naive!?

ChippyMinton Tue 23-Aug-11 14:46:02

I feel your pain. W have several 'phantom poo-ers' in this houseangry

TheOriginalFAB Tue 23-Aug-11 14:51:26

My boys are 6 and 10 and I suspect that it is the older one who never flushes. I have to remind them all to wash their hands and when I asked my 8 year old dd if she had used soap, she said "I forgot." Why do they think that wetting their hands for 2 seconds = washing?!?!

I have stuck a notice on the mirror saying - Wash Hands. Use Soap.

ChippyMinton Tue 23-Aug-11 15:03:00

Remember the days when flushing the loo was a novelty?

TheOriginalFAB Tue 23-Aug-11 16:01:19

No. confused

ChippyMinton Tue 23-Aug-11 16:30:47

For the DC, I meant! grin

TheOriginalFAB Tue 23-Aug-11 16:34:30

Mine have never seen it as a novelty. I wish they bloody would do it though!

TwinkleTops Tue 23-Aug-11 17:07:07

I think some boys of this age just want others to see their poo.

One of mine would always flush the loo except when he had done a big poo. He deliberately wanted us to see this big truncheon - he found it really funny.

Eventually after trying various ways of encouraging him to stop - we decided to impose a fee for every time another family member had to flush the tollet after him. Every flush cost him 50p from his pocket money.

He soon learnt to flush his poo's himself.

Amaretti Tue 23-Aug-11 17:13:19

DS2 had this issue. I would find turds welded to the bottom of the pan. It took THREE occasions of me sending him in with a loo brush to sort it out before he stopped doing it. And school say he is bright!! He is ten, btw. It hasn't happened for a while. I think i have got through to him grin

2kidsintow Thu 25-Aug-11 00:19:28

My daughter was on the eco committe at her school. She proudly mounted a sign in our littlest room that said
"If it's brown, flush it down. If it's yellow, let it mellow."

Mind you, she doesn't follow her own advice and often forgets to flush.
And she has magic poo that won't flush away. Grrrrr

cadelaide Thu 25-Aug-11 00:27:11

...and close the drawer and shut the bloody door whilst you're at it.

(at DS, 12)

madhattershouse Thu 25-Aug-11 00:29:51

I have one who manages to "weld" theirs to the bottom of the loo. You can flush all you like, it won't go. Adults around here have to the "before and after" flush, 4 dc's and very rarely a flush between them <boak>

donteatyourteawithnoknickerson Thu 25-Aug-11 21:25:17

Oh god I have just posted this about my DDs, didn't see this....

The sign is a great idea. Will prob help littlest with reading too grin.

Am going to make signs right now (well maybe tomorrow..)

Mogmog Fri 26-Aug-11 08:13:18

madhattershouse - boak - what a great word! Haven't heard it in years. Takes me straight back to my Belfast childhood smile

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