FOF Observation #21

The "FOF Observations" are a series of "Perpetual Posts" where I will share with you, my readers, short little observations that I have made (or will be making) on being the father of a large family. You will be able to access each of the posts in a cohesive list by clicking on the "FOF Observations" link in the "Perpetual Posts" group on the sidebar.

Today, I submit two photos, each titled.  One from the morning before I left for work, the second taken tonight before I go to bed.  The photos tell their own story.


Uh oh


Photo #1 - “Uh-oh”












That was close!




Photo #2 - “That was close!”














Yes, that is our bathroom vanity.  Yes, that a photo of the “magic cabinet” that mysteriously restocks the toilet paper roll every time it’s empty (only, I wish it would “magically & mysteriously” put the roll of toilet paper on the holder instead of the edge of the tub, back of the toilet, or on the floor near the toilet….) 

Can you guess what errand I ran today?? 

If your counting, that’s thirty rolls in the bottom photo…  I bought a thirty pack! 
(And save your breath… I don’t need anyone to tell me how full of $—t I am.  I already know that!!)  . 


  1. Do you have a magic burrito cupboard? If you do you are set. I want a magic beer fridge? Could you hook a buddy up?

  2. Well, the magic burrito cupboard would necessitate the magic toilet paper cupboard wouldn't it??

    Magic beer fridge?? Hmmmm! Now that's an idea I'll have to (dream about) explore.

  3. Isn't it amazing how quickly the roll needs changed in a large family? ... And, how often the empty roll stays on the holder, with the fresh roll on the back of the toilet, window sill, balanced in the toilet paper holder, etc?

  4. Remember that TV show Mad About You? At the beginning of one episode, she walks out to the living room where her husband is sitting, pointedly takes the new toilet paper roll and puts it on the holder and walks out. I laughed and laughed.

    Isn't it nice when toilet paper fairies visit? Otherwise, you start eying the newspaper or the paper towels or whatever might be handy, none of which are very...comfortable.

  5. I never by tp in packs of less than 20 double rolls!

    Us large families go through it like, well.....Toilet paper.

  6. Well, Dave, your buddy Ed has always claimed (to me anyway) that he could live on that one lonely roll of toilet paper for at LEAST a month! No, I don't think YOU'RE full of S**t...I think he is...

  7. That's a lot of TP dude. You'd laugh at me running out to buy a measley 6 pack.

  8. Tah-Dah! What's your bathroom's next trick?

  9. David,
    why does it seem you wish to harm our fragile environment? Use the other side of the paper the next time. Geeez!

  10. Dear Co-Worker... Who says I do not already do that??

  11. David,
    good point! That's just "spare" or "emergency" paper that is on your shoe or sticking out the back of your pants . . . aha!


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