Evidently this battle is one that is fought in many houses across the nation, and possibly the world *okie wonders if all countries have toilet paper holders*, you know the one....NOT PUTTING THE NEW ROLL OF TOILET PAPER ON THE HOLDER!
Of course the only thing worse than the new roll sitting on the holder is when the roll is empty and there isn't a new roll readily available. To be honest, that does happen in my house as well...in both bathrooms! I swear I think the kids eat the stuff. I told them a few months ago that they were restricted to 5 squares per bathroom visit and then told them "WIPE AND FOLD, WIPE AND FOLD". They just laughed at me *okie gives an exasperating sigh* and I wasn't kidding.
Yesterday morning when I went to the bathroom I used the last of the toilet paper on the roll and instead of putting on a new roll I decided to leave a little note instead. I quickly went into my craftroom, grabbed a Post-It note and wrote the following: "Due to the planets lack of natural resources toilet paper will no longer be provided in this establishment. You may use your natural wiper (i.e. your hand). Please wash after each use!".
I knew this would either get a huge eye roll from my daughter or a huge laugh. I wasn't sure which and since I was leaving to go to the office I thought it best that I wasn't present for her reaction.
Of course I about fell out the booth at Applebee's from laughing at my daughter's response!
Some of you might remember what a rough summer I had with her last year when I had begun to think she had lost her ever loving mind but come to find out it was the effects of the Depo Provera shot she was on, and I think this goes to show how things have changed in a year. Last year my note would have caused her to go into hissy fits and this year she shot back at me with humor. While having her and her boyfriend live here might not always be the ideal situation at least I can say I enjoy my daughter, even if she doesn't always put the toilet paper on the holder!