Stalked by the Stork...a diary of raising twelve kids

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

It's Brice Time Again

It's been a while since I've had something funny to write about Brice. He's growing up. He used to give me so much fodder for blogging that I couldn't even come close to including it all...but as he gets bigger he seems to be aging out of his priceless antics. Okay, or maybe not...but they certainly aren't as frequent as they used to be.
He had a real gem yesterday though. Our upstairs toilet, the one in the boys' bathroom, has been leaky. Because we are super lame parents and procrastinate horribly, we haven't yet fixed the leak. We've been coping by teaching the kids to turn off the water so it doesn't run and only turn it back on to flush the toilet. Well, Albert has been teaching them this. I regard that boys' bathroom as a destination worse than hell itself and don't like to go near it. When I must pass it on the way to my own bedroom, I hold my breath and dart by. Yes, its that bad.
Anyway, surprise, surprise, someone turned it on to flush it and forgot to turn it back off. The result, by the time we noticed it, was flooding. All over the cheapo linoleum and about a foot onto the carpet. When I came downstairs, I noted that the ceiling was leaking and the carpet in the living room and the laundry room (which is the kitten's new digs) was also leaky and wet. And my office chair was soaked.
The most remarkable thing though was that one of the main areas of leakage, was the ceiling fan in the living room. I told the kids not to touch it or turn in on, as water was drip, drip, dripping from it, onto the floor.
A few minutes later, as Albert and the older boys scurried to soak up the leaks and I corralled the littles out of the way (from the comfort of the couch while I also talked on the phone to my mom), Brice appeared on the scene. Big grin, wide eyes, typical Brice delight at the disaster before us. As I chatted with my mom, and kept the little ones from getting in the wet spots or trying to go upstairs to explore the great flood, I noticed Brice standing very still in one spot. I looked harder, focusing on what he was doing. There he stood. Still. Head tipped back. Mouth Open. Directly under the leak.
Telling my mom to hold on briefly, I said to him, "Brice. That's toilet water leaking. You might not want to stand under the leak with your mouth open."
Brice looked at me and grinned. Then tipped his head backwards again, and continued.
Oh well. He was warned.


Anonymous said...

Assuming it's the water from before it goes into the toilet...but like you did warn him!
Continuing to pray!
Psalms 27:1, 4-5 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?...One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
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Angela & Albert Fontenot said...

I'm pretty sure it is the water that isn't sewage but still...gross!

Anonymous said...

I know...but obviously it could be worse! You just have the most fun around there!
Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
Psalms 27:7-9 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
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Anonymous said...

Know that I'm praying!
Psalms 27:13-14: I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
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Anonymous said...

Know that I care so very much and am still praying!
Psalms 31:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
Prayer Bears
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Anonymous said...

You haven't updated since the 17th? Thought maybe some were deleted or something...
We are always safe when we're in the Lord's Hands! Praying!
Psalms 31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
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Amy said...

Oh Brice! Eewwww!

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