Got one of these?
I know the frequently-used receptacle is often filled with little more than about a quarter cup of piddle at a time, however, when the content is more… er… solid? Nast. It’s not a big deal to pour it out, swirl some fresh water from the
sink tub faucet around in it, and then pour it all down the big toilet… but it’s one of the many, many, many house chores that are left to ME during the day – this one is one of my least faves.
The thing is, I don’t even mind scrubbing the big toilet that much. Possibly because it’s usually cleanish looking already when I get to it. You know – there’s nothing floating around in it.
I do believe it’s the floater that is the problem. (In fact, the very word, floater gags me. Totally.)
I’m not a germaphobe, and I don’t break out all the cleaning product after every use (try, once a week, maybe) but there are right and wrong ways to go about cleaning feces off things, and I believe wholeheartedly that splashing such a contraption around in your hand/face basin is just a mistake – a mistake which leaves a person’s househhold is just begging for a case of gastro and/or pink eye.
I was at the home of a friend once, and watched her empty the little plastic bowl over the toilet, giving it a firm shake (from which to free the solids, you see) and then she put the potty bowl into the basin (the one a person brushes one’s teeth at) and turned the water on full blast, wherein the nasty water leapt out of the basin all over the place, including the faucet handles, and indeed flying so high it hit the mirror over the sink. I believe I even felt a drop on my lip, but that might have just been the tears I was trying to hide.
Yeah. *shudders* That was bad.
Another problem I’ve had was in trying to ensure that my kids let mummy do the dumping of the potty – this is not something I need Shaky Sue doing on her own, thanks. Unless an ocean of piss at the floor of your toilet is what you’re looking for. I am decidedly NOT looking for such a floor finish – thanks anyway, kid. But they’d try and try and try… I’ve cleaned more urine off the floor that I ever thought imaginable.
I also had to keep Oliver from trying to clean the toilet a few times with the toilet brush. That was after I caught him trying to brush his HAIR with it once… I’m still trying to eliminate the image from my brain. There ain’t enough bleach in the world…
Which reminds me, I should buy shares in Lysol cleaning products too.
Any potty stories to share, people?