That moment when you hear the toilet bowl flushing and wondering who is in there. And then you realize your two year old is no where to be found and it must be her. The first thought that crosses your mind is why is she in there and could she have flushed something down there.
So what do elves, dogs and Lily have in common??
This was my night yesterday and I found her with her hands down to the elbows in toilet water. Well, thankfully she didn’t flush anything, but she was so wet and cold. And a bonus her Tinker Bell pajama sleeves were all wet. So of course, I had to change her pajamas. But it wasn’t quite what you would think, read on and find out.
In the process of finding Lily like this, I told her she reminded me of her grandparent’s dog, Mookie. Mookie (named after Mookie Wilson from the 1986 Met’s fame, because my in-laws are huge Met’s fans) is a black labrador retriever who has a penchant for drinking toilet water. So I guess I should be thankful that she had only put her hands in the water and not actually been drinking it. And probably should be even more thankful for the fact that it was at least clean toilet water as opposed to dirty toilet water.
After, I told Lily that she was indeed acting like Mookie, she couldn’t have been happier. Because see to Lily, Mookie is good people. Quite simply, she actually adores him and every other dog that comes her way. So, this was truly a compliment to Lily. Mookie and she are best buds. When we eat over my in-laws, Lily is always the first to help Mookie out, by sharing whatever food she doesn’t want or giving him his favorite treats. Mookie is eternally grateful, because he would eat whatever was given to him and the garbage has even been known to get rifled by him. So, even if she has chewed it and decided she doesn’t quite like, Mookie isn’t a connoisseur, who will eat the chewed up and spit out leftovers happily. So for a picky eater like Lily, Mookie seriously is the best thing since sliced bread at meal time to her.
Hell, Lily even was quoted as saying as we pulled into my in-laws driveway recently, “I want to see Mookie”. You would think she would be happy and say that she wanted to see her grandparents, but Mookie seems to have first priority here. When she walks in the door, the first kisses always get bestowed upon Mookie by Lily, too.
So, when all was said and done, after I told Lily that she was acting like her best friend, Mookie by putting her hand in the toilet to play, she told me just as you could imagine, “Yay, I love Mookie”, “I love acting like Mookie” and my all-time favorite, “I am a doggie, mommy.”
Yes, she is all mine and couldn’t even begin to try to figure her out. And I couldn’t make this one up even if I tried!!
Now watch a funny clip from That 70’s Show featuring the song “Let me Tell You About My Best Friend”: