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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How do I know my kids are home?

This is why... empty toilet paper rolls. You think I am kidding. It's no joke. If you have kids and haven't empty your bathroom trash lately... get up right now and go look. I bet there are at least 3-5 empty rolls sitting in the trash basket. It's crazy. Another tidbit or two of information that you may not be aware... 1. Charmin has the thickest/strongest toilet paper centers! 2. Toilet paper rolls are recyclable over here in Okinawa!This is NOT how many we've gone through this Christmas break, but I have had to bust into a second 12 pack last night... so that's about 13 rolls used in 11 days!
Another funny thing... as Junior and I were at the PX yesterday, I overheard a young military wife (she was like 21) say to her friend, wait I need more toilet paper. Her friend replied... "you just bought 4 rolls at the commissary last week!"
The response was "I know, what's going on?"
In my non-pushy loving voice I invited myself into the conversation.
I asked "Do you have kids?"
"no..."
"Oh, then your husband is home on his '96' and is using it all up!"
Their mouths hit the floor.
"How did you realize that?"
I simply replied...
"experience my dear experience...
17 years of empty toilet paper rolls on holidays, breaks and liberty!"
They giggled in a 21 year olds way and skipped off probably thinkin'
'OMG she's old enough to be our mom!'
AND...If I were a GREAT mom and my kids were still young (middle school is NOT young in case you didn't know!) I would come up with some super dooper outta this world craft they can make using these cylinder cardboard pieces of plenty. But I am not super mom w/ lots of ideas nor do I have wee ones, I am a selfish mom who wants to be crafty today.

Just in case you are wondering, my craft skills today have been reduced to washing and folding laundry, and putting a bike basket on a bike, emptying the trash, weeping over my messy crafting table and kicking kids outta the house to play in the sunshine!
It's 75 degrees here today!

1 comment:

Scrappy said...

I can so relate! I bought a 36 pack in the middle of the month at Costco and we have two rolls left! LOL! Of course we also had five extra people here for a week for Christmas. Oh, and does your family switch out the rolls or are they like mine and leave the new roll on the back of the toliet?