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#1 of 74 Old 08-04-2008, 03:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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if you...er when you get up to pee at night:

do you flush?

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nope.. in less i am "unclean" and in the "red tent" than i do lol

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no. we often don't flush pee during the day either until the toilet has been used twice.
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No... we are a mellow yellow family... unless we have asparagus.
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Not usually -- it wakes the baby.
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nope. mellow yellow here.
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No--I don't like to be woken up by someone flushing so I don't do it.

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I just had this discussion with DH. We don't share bathrooms normally, but he got up the other morning and (I thought) pre-flushed the toilet. So, because of his "judgemental flush" it made me feel like I needed to flush every time. However, he had thrown something into the toilet and flushed it and explained there was no judgement in the flush. (Sounds like an episode of Seinfeld, doesn't it?)

My way of thinking is this...I get up between 3-5 times a night. So that adds 90-150 additional flushes per month and I think that's just unnecessary.
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Much to Dh's disliking, nope. I don't flush.

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Now that dd is sleeping like a log, yes I flush. But when spider farts used to wake her up? Hell no. I'd rather have to clean the toilet than deal with her waking up.
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Yes I do flush and yes it may or may not wake the baby. She is usually awake from me getting out of bed. She is a snuggle bug.

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I never flush at night. I rarely flush for pee at all, night or day.
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Yup, I flush. My husband rarely does.

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We always flush our toilet. I don't really care to find my toddler playing in there in urine when she sneaks off and gets into it when we're not looking.
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Yes, I flush- otherwise I gross out whichever child is first to use the bathroom in the morning.

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If its yellow, let it mellow (until there is too much TP in the loo)

If its brown, flush it down.

We do this all the time to save water (drought), not just at night.

ETA: Except when we have guests.
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If I get up to pee in the middle of the night, no. I'm usually a "let it mellow" person. Except during af, and for first morning pees. Then I flush.

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If it's yellow I leave it until morning cause it'll wake up the kids, otherwise I flush. Dh always flushes and wakes me up.
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I don't flush at night. We're in a small apartment and it would wake up the kids.
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I do, I hate it when people don't flush. DH had this kid-friend (13) that used to come over and play video games and he'd never flush... I swear that boy was dehydrated or something. I wanted to ban energy drinks from the house for a while so he'd HAVE to drink water, lol!

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Eww. Yeah, we flush every single time. It's my own issue but I can't stand looking at pee in the toilet.
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Yes I flush.

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Nope, I wait until morning (even though I hate the smell of old pee) so I don't wake ds up.
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Yes. I have MY own issues too. I feel like if you don't flush everytime you get that gross build up on the bottom of the toilet. As it is, I never get that. That layer of sludge freaks me right out.
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We practice "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down". Chris doesn't mind menstrual blood, so that should probably be "If it's red and/or yellow, let it mellow".

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We practice "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down". Chris doesn't mind menstrual blood, so that should probably be "If it's red and/or yellow, let it mellow".
Sometimes DP minds, sometimes he doesn’t.

For the "grossness" we squirt Dr. Bs soap in the toilet if necessary and always flush before leaving the house on a hot day or going away for a day or two.
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I really don't think I could live with non-flushers. I kind of have a thing about that.

ETA: It occurs to me how ridiculous that is consider the amount of time I've spent housesitting for an aunt who only has an outhouse which I think she hasn't cleaned in all the years I've known her, but yeah ... "grubby outhouse? No problem! But don't you dare skip flushing if you ever get plumbing."
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I want to thank uumomma for this very important poll. I had no idea how many people at MDC simply HATE the planet!
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I want to thank uumomma for this very important poll. I had no idea how many people at MDC simply HATE the planet!
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