Thursday, February 20, 2014

Public Restroom Conversation W/ Youngest Urchin

One thing to know about the Urchins at Chez Quinn is they insist on having either extremely deep, soul searching or utterly bizarre conversations while in the stalls of the ladies room. I'm not sure what it is about public bathrooms that inspire such deep thoughts, but apparently in my girls, it does.

So on Valentine's Day, while at a local restaurant, The Youngest Urchin (who is now six) and I had the following conversation while jammed in the bathroom stall together:

Y.U.- I don't like sensors on potties.

me- Yeah, I know. Your sister couldn't stand them when she was just learning to go.

Y.U. They always flush when you don't want them to.

me- I guess they do when you're small.

Y.U. *contemplative silence* I wish toilets could read your mind. Then they could know when you wanted them to flush.

me- Hmm. I don't think I'd like a toilet to know what I was thinking. That would creep me out. (*Major interior struggle to keep in the dirty mind/toilet joke*)

Y.U. *somewhat exasperated at my limited vision* Well you'd only tell it to flush.

me- Yeah, but it'd still be in my head. I'm not crazy about that. What if you used The Force instead?

Y.U. Yes! The Force! That way it would flush only when you told it to. That's what I said.

me- Oh. Okay. Then I guess I'm fine with using The Force to flush.

The person in the next stall came out at the same time we did. She washed her hands pretty quickly and didn't make any eye contact at all, then scurried out of there. Not sure why. As Urchin Bathroom Conversations (c) go, that one was pretty amusing.

26 comments:

Lexa Cain said...

If I could use the Force, I'd definitely use it to flush the toilet, 'cause, I mean...eww.

Melissa said...

LOL

I agree with Lexa - esp. since we've had a stomach bug take up residence in our house. Ewww is right!

Pat Hatt said...

haha yoda would be proud. Not sure why she ran out so fast

Tara said...

Haha! I love it--because my daughter was terrified of self-flushers until she was about 6! That poor girl stored it like a camel until we got home.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I totally agree that using The Force is a great way to flush. But I can think of so many other ways I'd like to use it.

M.J. Fifield said...

Love it!

My niece doesn't like the sensors either. I'll have to suggest using The Force. You could be on to something here...

Cathrina Constantine said...

Hahaa...I miss those.

Jemi Fraser said...

Too funny! I think the Force is a great idea though! :)

Ava Quinn said...

lol,Lexa. One among the many uses of The Force!

Ava Quinn said...

I hope you and you're crew are feeling better soon, Melissa!

Ava Quinn said...

I know, Pat. Go figure.

Ava Quinn said...

Exactly, Tara! I finally taught my girls to cover the sensor with a strip of toilet paper. It worked, but they're still leery!

Ava Quinn said...

You're right, Sue! The Urchins have lots of plans for using the Force if they ever get it. Flushing toilets is idea 68 in a long list.

Ava Quinn said...

Yes, there is some merit to the idea of using the Force to flush. Hope you and J. had a great visit!

Ava Quinn said...

:D, Cathrina.

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Jemi!

Lady Lilith said...

Lol. If only the force was real.

Liz Blocker said...

HA! I love it. And CLEARLY the Y.U. meant the Force, right? DUH ;)

What was the issue with your stall neighbor? I would have come out laughing...

Ava Quinn said...

I would do SO much more than just flush public toilets if it was, Lilith! lol!

Ava Quinn said...

I know, right? I personally thought it was hilarious. lol! Thanks, Liz!! :D

Sherry Ellis said...

Haha! That sounds like a conversation I'd have with my Bubba!

Cate Masters said...

Love this! My grandboys feel cheated when the toilet flushes for them, lol.

Ava Quinn said...

Hee hee hee, Sherry! :)

Ava Quinn said...

lol! Aren't kids a hoot, Cate?

Carol Kilgore said...

Love The Force! Your YU has a great imagination.

Ava Quinn said...

The Force rules! Youngest Urchin definitely has a great imagination.

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