Naomi stayed home from shul this morning, “sick,” in quote-marks because, honestly, she’s much healthier today than any day since Tuesday. But it’s been a stressful week and she HAS been sick, so no big deal.
At one point, she was in the bathroom and I was having breakfast. I heard a flush and then a pause and then… “Mommy, I think there’s a problem with the water?”
Of course, I didn’t get up. I called to her, “what kind of problem?”
“It’s just… DEEP.” Oy.
With 6 people using the almost-100-year-old plumbing in this house, sometimes the toilet backs up and indeed, it can be a bit… deep. But of course, still not panic time.
I called again, “Did that happen when you flushed?”
“No, not the toilet. The water’s in the bathtub.”
“Oh. Okay, just pull the plug.”
“The water’s cold.”
Sound of plug-pulling, water drains, all ends well. Good thing I didn’t panic and actually get out of my chair!