Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Princess Mischief

This is a story about our little mischief maker, Elliana Faith.


Doesn't she just look like trouble? Ha!

Yesterday, my morning started out as usual. I put on one of Elliana's favorite DVD's on the computer in our office so I could take a shower. Our office is very close to our bedroom where I shower. I got her settled and told her I was going to take a quick shower. She barely pulled her eyes away from the computer and said "Okay Mommy".

So, I stepped into the shower. A few seconds later, Elliana walked into our bathroom and shut the door behind her. No biggie I thought, she's done this before. She usually finds a way to keep herself occupied (without making too much of a mess or getting into trouble) until I finish showering. We have a glass door on our shower so I can see what she's doing.

I watched as she grabbed a washcloth and played with it for a while. Still, all of this was very typical of Ellie. Then, I heard the toilet flush. She's had fun flushing the toilet over and over again before so I thought nothing of it.

By this time, I was finished with my shower and as I stepped out, I heard Elliana's little voice say "Help Mommy, towel!" I looked around the bathroom floor. I didn't see the washcloth Elliana was playing with moments earlier. I looked at Ellie and she was pointing at the toilet and again she said "Mommy, towel. Help towel!" I looked at her and asked "Ellie, did you just flush the towel down the toilet?" She looked up at me with sheepish eyes and said "Yeah".

And because I know my Ellie, and I know how she is such a good communicator, I knew she was telling the truth.

I panicked at first, then I reached into the toilet to see if I could feel the washcloth (which totally grossed me out by the way). I couldn't feel it. I tried flushing the toilet. It flushed just fine. I thought this was interesting. I flushed a few more times and every time the toilet flushed just fine. I thought "Wow, I guess the washcloth will just pass through okay". We went on with the rest of our day and I didn't think about the washcloth again.

Then came last night. We were finished with dinner so Caleb took Elliana downstairs while I made some brownies. He instantly called for me to come downstairs. Our basement was flooded. We knew right away what was causing the plumbing to be backed up and the water to fill up our basement.

Today we had a plumber come out. Guess what they told me the problem was? That's right, a washcloth was clogging everything up!

As Caleb and I went to bed last night, we said to each other "Some day, we'll laugh at all of these Ellie stories". Here it is just one day later, and I'm already smiling to myself. Our Elliana is such a character, and she is constantly keeping us on our toes.


6 comments:

Jody said...

I don't remember if I have commented on here before. I'm a new follower.
Your daughter Ellie is so cute! This story made me smile. I have a 3 year old who also looks like "trouble" sometimes.

Courtney said...

Those pictures of Ellie are too perfect for this post. She is so curious and loves getting into trouble but she is WAY too cute to get mad at.
Sorry about the basement though, that sucks.

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

She is a bundle of mischief, that one! =) I love your Ellie stories already. They make me smile!

Mindy said...

Oh my! Sorry to hear that she got into *that* kind of trouble. She is too cute, though!

Anonymous said...

OK, Courtney is right!! These pictures of Ellie are PERFECT for this post!! I'm sorry for your basement and the bill, but I am laughing sooo much at this story!! =) It is SOOOO Ellie!!! She will definitely continue to keep you and Caleb going!! =) We love her!!
Love, Mom

Ninety-Nine Lives said...

What a troublemaker!

They definitely take more work, but the big personalities are worth it!

Good thing you have a blog to record all of these funny stories!

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