Monday, August 10, 2009

alligator in our toilet

My biggest fear is sitting going to the bathroom and sitting down on the toilet only to have something bite me on the butt. I always look first - just to make sure nothing is in there. I know it is a crazy fear, but one time I sat down and something did get me, it turned out to be a cricket that didn't like having the lights turned out, but all the same.

A few months ago the boys toilet started backing up. Oddly it wasn't all the time, just sometimes. I had the feeling something was in there. So one Saturday afternoon when the boys were at Pepaw's and Dear Hubby and I took the toilet apart. We took the tank off, and put the whole toilet in the tub. Then we ran a hose through the window and started flushing it out.

For starters, poop came out and of course since it was just the two of us, the poop jokes started. I told Dear Hubby he this was a "poopy job" and he replied that it was all because I am "full of poop." Of course then the "poop hit the fan" and the walls. We kept filling the toilet and plunging and trying to get pressure to remove all stop ups. We spent 30 minutes watching toilet paper and poop fly, but nothing else. Then we turned the toilet upside down and tried from a different direction, all the sudden I saw a little green head and squealed.

"It's an alligator"

No really, a toy alligator was in our toilet and causing all of our problems. Now how many people can say that?

"Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river." ~Cordell Hull


  1. hahah, oh WOW. This is insane.

    Thanks for popping by and entering! :)

  2. OMG! I thought for a minute it was for real and my pooper was all puckered at the thought!!

    just dropping by from SITS to say hi; hope you'll do the same

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Hilarious! I live in FL so for a moment I though you were serious. Oddly enough I have a obsession of checking in showers before I use the bathroom as I was once at a party and someone hid in the shower and scared me half to death when they jumped out just as I was sitting down.
    :) Camile

  4. I thought that I was the only one. No seriously, there was some urban legend from when I was a kid about this! Still, STILL, every night at 4AM when I take a seat on the throne, I wonder if an alligator will bite my butt.

  5. That is hilarious! My litte brother once flushed a puppy down our toilet... thankfully it didn't fit and didn't really go down!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog, and for voting!!

  6. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!
    OK, I have read the stories of gators and snakes in toilets and they freak me out. I think even the toy would have put me over the edge.

  7. I love love love the quote on your header! I think were all lunatics though! Dropping by from SITS, have a nice day!

  8. thanks for my morning laugh.... we have a toilet that for some reason always gets clogged, maybe it has something stuck in it too.... just can't imagine which barbie part it would be though... LOL i'm stopping by from sit's saturday sharefest and wanted to wish you a wonderful week! stop by and say "hi" if you get a chance! i do a lot of "writing" on my blog about my family and this week i have a giveaway too, so love meeting new sista's so "holla" anytime!

  9. Stopping in from SITS to say hi!

    Wow. That's pretty special. At least you found it! :)

  10. I am so glad that I am not the only one with this fear!

  11. I have that same fear. I think it's because of a movie I watched when I was little and a snake came out of the toilet when someone was using the bathroom.

  12. I admire you for cracking poop jokes while doing a dirty job, and I admire your fear of having your hiney bit by a gator in the can.
    That's not irrational.
    No one in their right mind would NOT be afraid of that.


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