Guess What’s In The Chandelier?

“C’mon, Mom! Please stop crying. You’ve gotta admit…it’s sorta funny that the chandelier is now filled with pee.”  Anna-12

There’s nothing quite like returning home and discovering a waterfall in your dining room. One of my beautiful, smart children, who will remain nameless, accidentally clogged her a toilet on the second floor. The evil toilet then overflowed for several hours into the dining room below, through the first floor and into the recently refinished basement. On a positive note, the next time I have guests for dinner, I will be able to engage them in a fun new game of “Guess What’s Been in the Chandelier.”

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42 Responses to Guess What’s In The Chandelier?

  1. Oh no!
    Waterfalls are great… until they mix with drywall!
    YIKES!
    😦

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  2. I had that happen with a toilet that overflowed all night long for me to find a waterfall in my dining room.

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  3. Dad says:

    On the bright side – she won her tennis match!

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  4. ryoko861 says:

    O-M-G
    I’m at a loss for words with this one!

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  5. madtante says:

    I wouldn’t have been crying — I don’t think. I swear a lot, even when happy. I assume there would be a great deal of non-happy swearing.

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  6. muddledmom says:

    I’d be p–sed. Tell her she won’t think it’s funny when you tell her boyfriends the story.

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  7. Scholar Mel says:

    You’re stories are great methods of birth control. 🙂

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  8. Jackie Cangro says:

    Ugh! That’s all I really have to say.
    And get yourself a nice big piece of chocolate. You deserve it!

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  9. cooper says:

    Replace the light fixture with a street light pole and you could impress your guests with a rendition of Singin’ in The Rain…

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  10. Carrie says:

    HAHAHA!! After Anna’s quote, I had NOOO idea where this was going!

    Love it!!!

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  11. Sandi Ormsby says:

    EW! I’m so sorry! So,how are you taking care of the issue with the floor? Seeping through- Is there an odor? Have you been able to througly dry everything or does the amonia in urin actually kill mold?

    That sounds like a real pain to clean. Good luck with that!

    Sandi
    http://www.ahhsome.wordpress.com
    Lake Forest, CA

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    • Luckily, a friend of ours owns a clean-up company. They rolled in giant fans and dehumidifiers to dry us out. Then they drilled holes in the ceiling and attached tubes to blow air into the floorboards. My dining room looks like a scene out of a science fiction movie.

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  12. Lenore Diane says:

    Oh my gosh!! Nancy, Nancy, Nancy – you’ve earned a vacation, my friend. Please make sure you turn the water off in your house before you leave. Though really, it will be a funny story to tell at parties… later, of course. Much later.

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  13. When we decided we wanted a one-story house, that was not on the list of reasons.

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  14. Binky says:

    Maybe if you had a really big chandelier, it would’ve stopped the flow right there.

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  15. dragonfae says:

    OMG Nancy, I would have killed her! Dearie, you and I need to just disappear together for a week or two. *hugs*

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  16. Tony McGurk says:

    Ewww… Our shower drain blocked once & flowed down the stairs. Our son didn’t bother to turn it off he just kept showering. At least it was only soapy water.

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  17. That sound is me laughing with you. The future you. And knowing I will be telling my own tales like this a few years down the road. 😉

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  18. The Hook says:

    You’d be amazed to learn that’s happened to millions o fpeople! I’ve seen it twice – the toilet overflowing and flodding the downstairs – in my short life!

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  19. Androgoth says:

    hey this could catch on…
    I mean it beats that boring pass the parcel…
    Well it does unless the parcel is that of a beautiful
    maiden and she is… Well we won’t even go there 🙂 lol

    Androgoth Xx

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