My toilet seat is booby trapped.
There have been clues all along, but I just put 2 and 2 together.
Every time I sit down on the toilet my kids are alerted and suddenly I am bombarded with "Mommy, I need you." "Mooooooom? Where are you?" and "MOM! Do you know what Ben did?"
They could have been in their rooms quiet and content for hours. They could be out in the playroom deeply enmeshed in a game of Mario Kart. Hell, they could be down the block at a neighbor's house. But the second my butt hits that toilet seat they come running.
I'm not sure if the alarm is depressed by my sitting, or if there is a motion sensor, so I decided to check this out. I examined my toilet. I lifted the seat, I waved my hand over the bowl, I even looked under rim. Nothing.
I pressed my kids for answers. "What have you done to my toilet?" I asked. They stared at me with blank faces. Livi giggled. I'm on to them.
I'm not sure if they wear wireless receivers that buzz them the moment my ass hits the seat or if some high-pitched sound, one that can only be heard by dogs and children under 10, is emitted the second my buns are exposed above the bowl.
But either way, it is an effective system that alerts them to my whereabouts - letting them know I am not busy on the computer, not cooking dinner, and hence completely available to them for conversation. A captive audience so to speak.
I would love to find the bug and deactivate the alarm. To make it so that when I enter the bathroom it is the bastion of peace and solitude it used to be - before they installed the system.
If I could only find the little bugger!
Last night we went to a friend's house for dinner. Afterwards, nature called and my friend offered me use of her private facilities upstairs in her room. So I could have a little peace and quiet.
The kids were all engaged in games, movies or playing with the dogs outside. So I took her up on her offer.
I sat down and thought "Ahhhh...peace and quiet."
Sure enough "Stomp, stomp, stomp..." I hear my son coming up the stairs and he's calling for me. "Mom???? When's dessert?"
I couldn't believe it.
I guess their toilet's bugged too.