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I Never Knew I’d Have So Much to Say About Toilet Paper, Then I Had Kids

By Chris Jordan

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I always hear people complain that their family members can’t seem to change the roll of toilet paper when it runs out.  I don’t have that problem. It was solved the one time my head spun around in a full circle and pea soup spewed from my mouth,  frightening my children into submission.  I do have a different toilet paper problem, one for which I can’t manage to muster as much outrage. See for yourself…

So tell me, how do you get your children to throw away these toilet paper tubes?

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Just, don’t suggest placing the garbage can next to the toilet.  In a house of boys who, in spite of their athletic prowess have trouble aiming, this is not a good idea.  Trust me.  The pile of paper on the floor?  I pick that up and roll it back on the roll.  I like to think it makes up for the fact that I don’t really recycle.  Also, I don’t use this bathroom.  Win-win-win!

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Published November 4, 2010. Last updated June 27, 2018.
Chris Jordan
About the Author

Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan began blogging at Notes From the Trenches in 2004 where she writes about her life raising her children in Austin, Texas.

Oh, she has seven of them. Yes, children. Yes, the...

Chris Jordan began blogging at Notes From the Trenches in 2004 where she writes about her life raising her children in Austin, Texas.

Oh, she has seven of them. Yes, children.
Yes, they are all hers.
No she’s not Catholic or Mormon. Though she wouldn’t mind having a sister-wife because holy hell the laundry never stops.
Yes, she finally figured out what causes it. That’s why her youngest is almost 6.
Yes, she has a television.

She enjoys referring to herself in the third person.

If you would like to submit a question for Chris to answer publicly, please do so to adviceforparentsoftweens[at]gmail[dot]com.

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