Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oh Bucket

Bucket is an unusual  (almost) 3 year old.  He is completely fasicinated with how things work.  He already likes to take stuff apart and put it back together.  He plays with toys that are for much higher age groups since the stuff for his age isn't designed to come apart.  I already know that he will be the kid that takes apart the DVD player when hes 6 just because he wanted to see how it worked.  His newest fascination though it a little strange.

He is obsessed with the toilet.  It's not even in a lets flush stuff way, it's more of a how does it work.  We keep finding him with his head in the bowl watching the water come out of the rim when you flush it.  It doesn't seem to matter that we keep telling him not to do this, every time he goes to the bathroom there he is checking out under the rim. 

While it doesn't really bother us, it does the daycare.  She is worried about the whole germ factor since multiple, little, toilet training kids are using it.  However she has the same problem as us, that being you can't really get him to stop.  He has been doing it for weeks at her place, but when I talked to her this week it turns out that he has stopped at her place.

Daycare is in an older home and that means older pipes.  With kids that use to much tp this means that it backs up once in a while.  Our house doesn't have this problem so Bucket had never gotten to experience this gross lovely phenomenon before.

A few weeks ago he went in like normal and did his buisness, and the next thing Daycare hears is him yelling.  She goes in and he is standing there watching the toilet overflow.  She gets it stopped and cleans up the mess.  Bucket being the curious child, stood outside the bathroom and watched the work.  She noticed him looking at her and then the toilet.

"Did you need somthing?"

He looked at her and then back to the toilet... "That freaked me out."

Then he turned around and went about his day.  I hear about the incident and laughed at his choice of words and then put it out of my mind.  Fast forward to this week. I was talking to her and she said something about the toilet again, and from the background we hear  "That freaked me out."  Apparently he has been going into the bathroom and when he flushes he eyeballs the toilet and then leaves.  She said thinks he is afraid its going to overflow again so he doesn't watch the water from the rim anymore.  She does say that once in a while she catches him looking over at the bathroom and muttering "That freaked me out" to himself.

So it seems that his fascination with the toilet at Daycare is over with, but somehow I don't think we will ever lose it at our house.  Living with a plumber does have its benefits.