As can happen at the end of a long day, I'm not really paying attention to what he's saying so much as I'm noticing, with a big sigh, he's not doing what I asked - going to our bathroom for his shower. I go down the hall to moosh him along and he's still talking about someone making a mess. Ya-ya I mumble, it's always a mess, a remark in an off-the-cuff-let's-get-a-move-on way. Until I see the puddle by the door, reflected in the light from the hall. Seriously, I think. What? . . . I flip on the light expecting to see someone's water bottle had fallen over and lost its contents on the floor. Nope.
You know those moments of "dawning" as you really start to see what's going one? I follow the puddle along the baseboard of the cupboard, while looking at the counter above - a mess? Totally. Wet? Not so much. The rugs, I begin to notice, are wet on the floor, too. My gaze follows the water signs along the floor toward the tub and toilet. Larger puddles. More water. What the. . .?????
My first thought was the toilet had sprung a leak, because I can see the water dripping from somewhere . . . around it, on it, in it, I can't tell. A closer look finds that it is overflowing from the bowl. Much cussing ensues as I grab all the towels from the racks and fling them to the floor while yelling. My yelling usually is ignored, but today it draws attention and the boys come up. Why is it your kids are the most dense when you need them to think?? Get more towels, I yell, to people who look back at me like I'm speaking some foreign language while sprouting something out the top of my head. Someone finally moves. I find the source of the problem, and begin fixing it while asking the, "who did this," to which, naturally, nobody knows.
In the end I lost 30 minutes to clean-up and the ceiling above the bathroom is being watched for signs of water, since I have no idea how long the water was running in there. But I do have a clean bathroom floor. Did I take a picture of it for my Project Life week? No! Will this post show up on the layout? Yes. Maybe with a shot of the pile of wet towels still in a soggy lump on the laundry room floor.