Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A chicken in the toilet

My poor wife.

Before Ian was born, Annie was diagnosed with a genetic disorder that has meant she has had to take a blood thinner for the past six weeks. The doctors are concerned that Ian might absorb some of the drugs through Annie's breast milk, and so are contemplating having Ian go on formula for the next week or so during his heart surgery. Or Annie may have to wean off of the blood thinners.

She's had a lot on her mind these days. So it didn't bother me when she called me at work to let me know that she had somehow flushed a chicken breast down the toilet. Or that the plumber couldn't get it out. Or that we had to get an entire new toilet.

These days, a chicken in the toilet sounds pretty normal.

11 comments:

Leah said...

I, too, have a totally different sense of urgency than many of my friends do. LOL What is an emergency in their house is merely a speed bump in my day.

But I still wanna know how the chicken breast got in the toilet.

aunt bonnie said...

God bless Annie! She sounds like a great mom and wife.

Praying for you, Annie, as you anticipate next Monday morning!

Now about that chicken..?

Aunt Bonnie

Tom said...

The chicken breast was hidden in a bunch of soupy rice that she was trying to flush away. We need a garbage disposal!

Amber said...

Too funny! I laugh, I cry, you move my Tom!....just a little Veggie Tales for you.

xoxo

Tom said...

Amber: Annie begged me not to tell anyone, but after I convinced her that it was the funniest thing ever, she let me write about it. I've been laughing about it all day...

bella said...

This is one for the record book.
Funny and strange and just another day.
Thank Annie for letting you share it with us.
And that I'm thinking of her and the situation with blood thinners and breast milk/formula is hard, and too her love is found in any kind of feeding.

Kim Ayres said...

Sounds like the title for a new bestseller :)

Carole said...

Without a doubt, that is the funniest thing I've heard in weeks. I laughed until I cried. In fact there are still tears in my eyes. Funny, funny stuff.

Except the part about having to buy a new toliet. Although that has it's appeal also.

Lori said...

I've been trying to think of creative writing prompts for my students & the chicken stuck in the toilet would be great!! I think I'll use it tomorrow. :) Today's prompt started "The donut shaped machine swallows the nun..." but the chicken would be even better!

Tom said...

Isabel: Annie say, "You wrote about that!?" Kidding. I'll let her know.

Kim: A chicken in the Toilet: Or, how I started a war in Iraq and clogged up the rest of the World.

Carole: Always willing to give a laugh at other's expense. :) Am enjoying the new toilet (did I say that out loud?)

Lori: You have to send me some of the finished papers!

Dylan (and Kristy) said...

That is too great to not write about! Thank you for sharing that one.

Kristy