Here’s another story. When my kids were small and potty training I remember wondering if they would ever wipe their own butts. It was literally years of them sitting on the toilet, like kings on a throne, bellowing for me to come and wipe their royal backsides. From that point it seemed as if each of them went through a brief, THANKFULLY, period of not bothering to wipe at all. It took too much time! They were too busy! I have been very busy in my life before, but not once do I remember being too busy for that. Then came the next stage of using too much toilet paper. I remember one of my sons crying for me in the bathroom. When I went to investigate I discovered he had made himself a mitt of toilet paper. Unfortunately it was stuck on his hand. Eventually, after being shown several times, they all began using the appropriate amount of toilet paper squares.
So toilet paper tubes on the floor? It could be worse.
Tell me, how did your kids learn how much toilet paper to use? I told mine three squares per wipe and impressed upon them that it is okay to flush more than once. Just PLEASE do not clog the toilet. PLEASE.
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