Dear Family, It’s Okay To Change The Toilet Paper Roll And Other Truths

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This is my rant for the week. I’ve kept quite as long as humanly possible. I’ve tried to just smile my way through, and not ruffle any feathers.

It’s so much easier to just do all the things, instead of fight about them.

But, I’ve had it.


And you can follow through with a bunch of other things, too. I am not your maid.

You know how if ONE thing goes wrong when you wake up in the morning, EVERYTHING seems to wrong the rest of the day. That’s where I am.

This morning, very first thing, I went in the bathroom to — you know why people go to the bathroom, I don’t need to go into detail.

Y’all. The toilet paper roll was empty. BUT, not only was it empty, somebody had stuck a full roll of toilet paper on the edge of the sink — like they’d been using the roll, finished their business, and just left it there for the next person.

*Blank Wide-Eyed Stare Emoji*

They went to all the trouble of GETTING a new roll of toilet paper, but they couldn’t take the 3 seconds — maybe 5 seconds if they’re slow — to put the new roll on the holder? COME ON!

I changed the roll, then headed into the kitchen. UGH! Somebody had made eggs, and left, not only the pan on the stove, but grease splattered all over the place.

For the love —

I turned around to walk right back out of the kitchen, and unfortunately, I caught a glimpse of the counter. Someone had obviously enjoyed a full bowl of cereal topped to the brim with sugar. How do I know? There were cereal pieces AND sugar granules spilled all over the counter.

BLARG!! I cleaned off the counter, and went to throw the cereal pieces in the trash.

IT WAS OVERFLOWING!!! I mean, there were 2 water bottles on the floor NEXT to the trash can, because the can was so full.

I didn’t even look in the kitchen sink. I could tell by osmosis, it was full of dishes.

I stormed out of the kitchen to go give my family the ‘what for’, and happened to catch a glimpse of the laundry hampers in the hall. They were not even nearly full — however, the floor AROUND the laundry hampers was full to the point of being ridiculous, with shirts, socks, undies, and pants everywhere but IN the baskets.

It was, legit, too much for me to handle at the moment. I just walked past the mess, went right into my room, got on my bed, pulled the covers over my head, and that’s about where I’m at right now.

So, I need to say this, lest you may have a parent / partner / spouse / whatever in the same boat that I’m in.

IT IS OKAY TO CHANGE THE TOILET PAPER ROLL! If you use the stove, you can clean up after yourself. Spill your food while you are making it? Wipe it up. See a full trash can? Empty it.

Don’t even get me started on the laundry. At least do your best to make it IN the baskets.

Please. For the love of all the good things in life, just take the extra minute it takes to follow through with what you are doing. If you don’t do it, we are going to have to. And if WE have to do it, we are NOT going to be happy about it.

We may not say anything right away, but at some point, probably sooner rather than later, we are going to explode. And you are NOT going to want to be responsible for the aftermath.

I’m not even asking you to do that extra cleaning around the house, that you could TOTALLY help with, I’m just asking you to clean up your stinkin’ mess.


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