Meet the Sullivans: That Time We Ran Out of TP

July 22, 2014

That Time We Ran Out of TP

Being a Stay-at-home-mom means I have certain never ending jobs around the house. There are tasks that never end, like laundry (I've always got a load in the wash, one in the dryer, at least one that needs folding and tons to put away), dishes, cooking meals and restocking the toilet paper. I feel like the stocking of the toilet paper is possibly the most frustrating. Maybe because I'm usually the one replacing an empty roll or the one running into the garage to grab more rolls to refill the bathrooms? I wish they could stock themselves! Ha!


Now, I know we all have a story of a time that we were caught without toilet paper in a time of need. There is nothing worse than having company, or to be at someone's house for a big party and to realize you're stuck in the bathroom without toilet paper. What exactly are you supposed to do in that situation?

Owen is really into the potty right now, even though we aren't officially potty training, he still asks to use the potty when he sees older kids using it or needing to go, which brings us to my / our #SheetOutOfLuck story:

A few weeks ago we were at a friend's party at their home with lots of people. It was nearing the end of the party when Owen asked to use the bathroom. He's still in diapers, so it wasn't a necessary trip, but whenever he asks to go on the potty I obliged because I want to encourage good potty using behavior. Well, I brough him into the bathroom and sat him on the toilet and low and behold he actually went! I was so proud of him and even kind of surprised! But I was even more suprised / shocked to find the bathroom was out of TP! The horror! Stuck in the bathroom at a crowded party with a toddler who you are so proud of for going on the potty, but stuck without any TP to clean him up with. Cue major PANIC!

The party was still going strong, music playing loudly and kids playing even louder, that no one would really hear me if I shouted for help. Luckily, I knew I could depend on Keith to help. I pulled my phone out of my back pocket (luckily I was taking pictures with my camera, because otherwise I would have left it in the diaper bag) and sent him a text message to please ask the hostess for a roll of toilet paper . It took Keith a little while to notice the text, and then a little while longer for him to get to us with the toilet paper. Owen happily played games on my phone while we waited for the TP. Moral of the story is, stock your bathroom up with toilet paper before you have a big party or maybe just buy bigger rolls so you don't have to restock as often!!

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You can check out more of these cute videos HERE that show more funny, sad, moments when people realize they're #SheetOutOfLuck! Now it's YOUR turn! I would love to hear some of your #SheetHappens moments! Follow the hashtags #SheetOutOfLuck and #SheetHappens on Facebook and Twitter and join in on the conversation!

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I was compensated for sharing our #SheetOutOfLuck story with you today, but the mortification and panic described were truly my own, as is our love for Angel Soft®!

2 comments:

the girl in the red shoes said...

Um, seriously, too funny! So glad Keith was able to find some tp for Owen!

Phy said...

OMG.. I can imagine the horror of your predicament. Hahaha.. I've experienced the same situation only it happened to me and not my daughter. Since then I always make a point to bring a small packet of wet wipes wherever I go. :)