Bathrooms with cute little hand towels

I often wish we were the family who’s bathroom displayed those cute little hand towels on the counter. I always wonder if you are really supposed to even use them to dry your hands. I mean they are out sitting next to the sink, yet it appears that they have never been used…

I can assure you that you will never get those perfectly placed hand towels at our house. Chances are, there will be no hand towel at all… and if you ask me about it, I will probably toss you a used beach towel or direct you into the kitchen to find a tea towel. What you will find in our bathroom is proof that I do indeed have children and of course a husband that regularly use that room as their grooming quarters. I often refer to them as the zoo animals.

How I wish that just one morning I could go into the washroom without having to clean up after the zoo animals that have used it. Don’t let me fool you… it is rare that I make it beyond the giant ‘sigh’ to actually reach for the lysol wipes, but every now and again I do surprise myself. Our counter tops are always covered with bottles of hair product, hundreds of accessories and then of course there are the superheroes and hot wheels that made it in for their morning cleanup. If you can manage to find the sink through all that you will discover that the toothpaste and hand soap must have had a vicious fight to the death, leaving stickiness everywhere and empty bottles on the floor. Oh… and for some reason there is toothpaste spit all over the mirror and surrounding sink area.

And then of course there is the toilet or as the men refer to it as, the ‘dumping’ station. First of all, everyone is perfectly capable of flushing the toilet in our house, yet for some reason it seems to slip everyone’s mind. You would be amazed at the number of times I’ve gone in to discover not one, but two dumps in the toilet bowl from separate children. To spare my husband a bit of embarrassment I will leave him completely out of this paragraph… but he is not that innocent in the matter either. What the heck?? Just push the flusher already!!

Oh, and don’t worry I’m not through with the toilet yet. I haven’t even told you about what happens when you lift the seat up. Like most households that inhabit men, there is urine everywhere. That toilet bowl is enormous… why does the pee never seem to make it inside?? There is pee all over the bowl and often sometimes hidden down underneath in those little nooks you have to get down on your hands and knees to clean. Seriously… PAY ATTENTION when you urinate, that’s all I ask.

Our little corner garbage pail, that was once white, never seems to get emptied until it is overflowing onto the floor. Our bathroom drawers haven’t been cleaned out in over a… it’s been a long time, I’ll leave it at that. The shower has been beautifully decorated with bath paint and tub crayons that can only be hidden with fully closed shower curtain. Whoever decided bringing ‘art’ into the bathtub was a good idea, should be forced to go around to all the homes of young children and wash their great idea off the walls.

So to wrap it all up, our bathroom is a disaster. Even if I were to clean it every single day… I’m not sure you’d even notice a difference. At the end of the day, I figure it’s just not that big of a deal. And one day, when my children are grown and I have my OWN bathroom… I will put out those neatly folded hand towels on the counter. In the meantime, I’ll do the best I can to provide you with maybe some hand soap and a beach towel. To all the moms out there that just can’t keep up with the zoo animals that have inhabited their bathrooms… you’re doing a great job. Oh… and if you are a mom who has it all together with those cute little hand towels, you’re doing a great job too. Just do us a favor and ask your kids to spit toothpaste in the sink a few times, just to make the rest of us feel a bit better.


Bathrooms with cute little hand towels — 1 Comment

  1. Found you on bloggy moms! Neat site.
    We are currently potty training in our one and only bathroom.
    I buy clorox cleanup in bulk….