Jul 8, 2011

Bathroom Rules

Surprising new rules in the Taylor household regarding bathroom used exclusively by two teenage girls:
  1. Before opening a new bottle of shampoo or conditioner, throw away the empty one or four in the shower.
  2. Do not take anything out of my bathroom without first letting me know.
  3. Emptying the garbage is an acceptable behavior.
  4. Approximation regarding the bathroom garbage is not acceptable behavior. If the garbage is overflowing and said garbage keeps falling from garbage pile, refer to previous rule.
  5. Towels really can be used more than once.
  6. Two towels per shower (one for hair and one for body) is grounds for laundry duty.
  7. 20 minute showers may result in a parent throwing a large cup of cold water over shower curtain.
  8. Lack of clean clothes due to the piles on the bathroom floor does not equate to my emergency. 
  9. Laundry baskets have been placed in bathroom. Those are for the dirty clothes and towels. If overflowing, pick it up and carry to laundry room. 
  10. Bucket in closet contains cleansers and brushes along with a rubber glove or two. That black ring around the toilet bowel? Figure it out.
  11. It's called a broom. It's for sweeping up the spilled bath salts you will never use but insist on keeping.
  12. This is an ongoing list of rules. Parents may add as the mood hits.
Please feel free to add your own rules, particularly the ones you never knew you would have to utter aloud.


June Freaking Cleaver said...

For boys whose toilet accuracy when standing is deficient:

I aim to keep this bathroom clean. Your aim would help immensely.

Becki said...

This makes me feel better about my daughters - especially the one to four empty shampoo bottles on the shower floor. Now if I could just get my boys to aim for water instead of the seat all would be good in our bathrooms.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I seriously need to print this out an put it in my kids' bathroom!

SupaFlowaPowa said...

hahaha i never understood my own mom's bathroom rules - though I must say I always kept the trash at an acceptable level and often changed the bag myself, also never had the shampoo bottle issue - with my mom it was more the fact that we had a black toilet (it was cool in the mid 80's when we remodeled our home) and no ventilation from a window, so my lack of wiping the floor or sink top annoyed her. She also said we had too many dirty clothes even though we all wore our jeans 3-4 times. Oh mother, now I get it since I'm the one cleaning the bathrooms!

Rachel said...

I love this! My poor mom had a house full of girls - between my sister and I and our foster siblings. I am cracking up at the memory of 11 half-empty shampoo bottles lining the tub.

I cam appreciate her frustration now! :)

Kaye said...

I am with June. . . My aunt and uncle had a sign that read "We aim to please. You aim too, please!"

Tonia said...

You are so mean! ;)

Tiffany said...

How about "One full cup of conditioner is not necessary for every hair washing."

Also, what is UP with girls and garbage? My two are pigs.

M-Cat said...

So I am wondering now it a bathroom used by teenage girls is worse than teenage boys.

Nnnnnnope! I;m gonna stick with the boys are bigger pigs. I keep Lysol wipes on the back of the toilet with the EXPLICIT instructions that they are to be used to clean after EACH pee. Whether they think they dripped or not.

Lin said...

haha...I love this! I think I'll print it out & give it to the hubs.

Although, I'm totally guilty of using 2 towels...but then again I'm the one already on laundry duty so, whatever.