Ugh, about the toilet. I hate plunging the toilet anyway; I can't imagine having a kid who likes to flush things in it!! Yikes!!!
Enjoy your Lantern Walk! My DD's school is having one this weekend also (the main teacher is Waldorf-trained), but we are headed to finally see Dh's aunt, uncle, and cousin, as well as celebrate Dh's mother's birthday. So off to PA with us tomorrow, and no Lantern Walk. :( There's always next year, I guess.
Welcome to everyone I've missed this week... so many new voices! :)
And thanks for the toilet sympathy. LOL The plunger didn't work... we had to wait for DH to get home and run the snake through the line and hit the exterior baffle. /shudder/ Ah well, it happens! And with several small kiddos in the house it happens more often than I'd like.
toilet seat- actually, we finally got a toilet seat that has a toddler seat "built in" to the lid. It's pretty spiffy. Basically there is the regular lid of the toilet, but that lid is in two pieces... lift the "first" lid and it's a smaller toddler friendly opening. But lift the whole lid at once and it's a regular sized seat. The only problem is that the double seat is thicker than a normal lid so our toilet lock doesn't fit. Which contributes to the toilet jamming. DD1 and dd2 never really bothered with the toilet, but ds is aaaaaaaallllll about dropping things in the toilet and flushing them away. Sigh.
Lantern walk- we have a lantern walk at dd1/dd2's waldrof school tonight. Should be good weather for it too. Mid to upper 40s. We probably wont see that sort of "warm night" for much longer... looks like we may be back to snow on the weekend. Which is kind of ok with me. I'm really enjoying the wood smoke and dry leaf scents of late autumn, it's one of my favorite times of year, but between the snows and storms and whatnot the scenery is kind of, well, ugh-tastic. Lots of dead leaves and bare bones in the woods, just asking for a little snow to jazz them up! So while part of me wants to keep the smells and sounds and warmth of the season, part of me wants to have the visual pretty of the snow. Of course, after a week of snow I'll be begging for the fall again!
random- has anyone every shaved a cat? Our cat has medium long fur and she has this amazing ability to develop dreds. Which look horrible and lead to eventual hairballs of horror. We do our best with brushing but she was a stray and really doesn't /like/ being brushed (or even petted, we've tried those "glove" style combs to no avail) so it's tough. I'm half joking here, but really... I feel like keeping her fur short would solve everyone's problems! LOL But our local grooming service wont even bath cats, let alone give them a trim. And I've helped friends bath cats... not a game for the faint hearted.