Tuesday, July 13, 2010


So I walked into the bathroom the other day and noticed that the toilet paper roll holder was missing. Immediately I went to find the Two-Year-Old.

I found him sitting on the couch, relaxing.

"Do you know where the toilet paper roll holder is, Greggory?"

Without taking his eyes off of the t.v., he shrugged and said, "I flushed it."

Matter-of-factly. No remorse there.

This fact was confirmed by a sudden wailing coming from the bathroom: Roman. Trying to flush his...business...down. It just wouldn't. Funny how a little thing like a toilet paper roll holder will cause such a ruckus.

Enters Weston.

At this point, I decided to join Greggory on the couch, very innocently, and wait.

Weston walks into the bathroom to help Roman. A slight pause followed. Then an outburst of Mormon swear words. A question, directed at me. (At least I assume it was directed at me.)

"Where's the toilet paper roll holder!!!" I guess it wasn't really as much an inquiry as it was a statement? Or a demand?

"Um, Greggory said he flushed it."

More Mormon swear words. And muttering as he walks into our room and comes out with a sort of fishing contraption made of hanger wire. You know, hangers really deserve much more credit than they receive. They are so useful for all sorts of things. But that's another post.

Greggory and I follow him into the bathroom for curious observation.

"Are you fishing, Daddy?" The Two-Year-Old asks in perfect innocence. (I truly think that children are born with the "innocence voice/look" as a defense mechanism to enhance their survival.)

"You're lucky." Was all he said.


Brock and Kristina said...

So funny! Well, in retrospect, I'm sure. You are such a great writer. And I love your family. You guys are great. :)

Brandi said...

Hey, I just realized that I never invited you to my blog and I have lost your e-mail so here is mine. sim98014@yahoo.com so email me and let me know yours. It was so fun seeing you the other day. Your family is beautiful

jerisesh said...

Okay Weston's face shows the I didn't realize this would be in the package of fatherhood look!!! Yep I love the 2 year old grin too.

Leserlee said...

Oh man. I'm glad my almost two year old isn't that destructive. Or curious. Or whatever you call it that Greggory is.

Jill said...

ha ha! Greggory and Carson probably shouldn't hang out together! I love the look on Weston's face! You are such a great writer!

doug & mary said...

I love 2 year olds...especially when they're not mine, what they do seems so much cuter :). I love the look on Westons face, but I think I love the look on Gregory's face more!

Kodie Bear said...

I loved this post! I think you should blow that picture up and hang it on your wall, because it is priceless!!!

boo face mcjones said...

best photo of all time. and i could hear weston's muttering through the whole thing.