Saturday, 16 February 2013
Happy Shit Water Day
On a recent weekend when Dylan was out of town I was reminded of our love and support for each other.
After one of our beloved children had clogged the toilet.
I’ve removed names for this story. I simply do not have enough money for that therapy fund deposit. Now I’m laughing that I wrote the word ‘deposit’ in a story about a clogged toilet. Brilliant, just brilliant.
Me: Where is the plunger. She clogged the toilet. Again.
Dylan: Under the sink in the upstairs washroom. Damn, that kid has large logs.
Me: I know right? There’s not even any toilet paper in there. She gave a courtesy flush before she wiped. Then had to waddle with low riding pants to another bathroom to wipe. My life is glorious.
Me: It’s not working. I can’t get it unclogged. It’s not draining at all and now there is shit water rising to the top.
Me: Dylan!! There is shit water everywhere. It’s splashing on me. Where are you???
Dylan: Relax. And do this. Push it right in there and use small short strokes to build up the pressure.
Me: That’s what she said.
Dylan: I love you.
Me: I know.
It was Valentines Day this week.
Dylan and I are not celebrators of this commercial day. I don’t need a day to show my love. I’m just not very good at the romantic stuff any day of the year. I really don’t need the pressure of February 14th to point out my shortcomings.
I can do that all on my own.
But as I thought about this text conversation, I have decided to officially declare February 16th as a new holiday:
“Shit Water Day”.
Because that my friends, is what it’s all about. Being able to celebrate and acknowledge the love of my life that supports me and makes me laugh everyday. Even when standing in shit water.
Happy Shit Water Day Dylan.
That’s everyday real love and I don’t need roses for that. Screw Valentines Day and its fluffy unicorns and rainbows. Go tell someone you love how much you love and appreciate them through the ups and downs of everyday real life and how much they mean to you on this, the very first official Shit Water Day.
I can’t wait to see what Hallmark comes up with.
I think it may catch on.