Monday, February 1, 2010

Forgive Us, Mother Earth

For we have sinned.

There is this thing that sometimes happens after having a baby and it can't be helped or avoided.  It's called "Hair Loss."  I honestly thought I'd escaped that we after effect with my locks intact.  But, no. 

Two weeks ago, my hair started thinning.  At first it was just a little bit, then it got a bit worse.  After that it got to the drain clogging stage.  You'd be in the shower and look down only to notice that a whole school of fish could survive in the tub!  Yikes!

First, we made our handy-dandy drain volcano.  4 times in fact!  Then, we made our own little coathanger pipesnake.  FAIL!  Apparently our drain isn't very pipesnake friendly.  The fury animal from my scalp was firmly planted and wasn't going emerge. 

I was sad... my hair was lost in a cold dark drain.  The Father was annoyed and started using the guest bathroom.  We were slightly running out of options.  There was only one thing left to do.  Call in the big guns.

We're talking big, bad wolf on a stick.  He'll huff and puff and blow that clog into oblivion!  Yeah, no.  Didn't work.  Not only is our drain anti-pipesnake, it's also anti plunger!  One squish with the plunger, and the drain stopper is now in place. 

Good Gravy on a Train!  We were running out of options.  The very last thing on the list was to buy the scary bottle of Draino.  So, with a heavy heart and making sure I explain to LBG that this will not be a habit, we went to Target and bought a bottle.  You know the situation is bad when you get home and before you are barely in the door, the bottle of Draino is already 1/2 way up the stairs!

The Father wasted no time in pouring the nastiness down the drain!  I feel so bad for our water supply and any fishes it might come in contact with. 

At the end of the day, we have a drain that works.  I guess you win some and you lose some.


Mrs. M said...

This made me laugh. I TOTALLY hear you on the hair loss. Im pregnant again, and my hair is still falling out in clumps. It is absolutely disgusting. I have to use a drain cover they sell in pet stores that is made to catch dog hair. Nice.

The Mother said...

I should totally get one of those! Thanks!