This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle. All opinions are my own. The story, however, is my husband’s and I did get permission – hesitant permission – to share his story for the benefit and humor of this blog post. Prepare to laugh, say “Eww!” and have a new appreciation for mothers. Especially those with the last name of Franklin.
A few years ago (I’ll leave the timing vague so guilty children will not easily be identified – and mortified. You know who you are.) my husband told a rather embarrassing story from his childhood. He’s not sure why he decided that this would be a good idea – maybe the bathroom was stocked with really cheap toilet paper? – but he recalls a period of time when he thought that avoiding TP altogether and using his hand to wipe after going #2 was the best way to go. Yes, but it gets worse. When he was done, he didn’t head straight to the sink. No, he wiped the excess poop onto the bathroom wall to dry and be discovered later by an unsuspecting brother or a horrified mom.
We all laughed at Dad’s story. What kid would do such a disgusting thing? Was the toilet paper not doing it’s job for you, Dad?
A few days after hearing the story, I discovered brown streaks on the wall in the downstairs bathroom. Could it be?! Later, I found more chocolaty marks on the wall in the bathroom upstairs. Some kid had thought Dad’s story was so amusing that it needed to be repeated.
We had a talk with ALL of the kids after that about bathroom habits and rules.
Because, apparently, we needed to talk about bums.
Here’s the thing about what happens AFTER you sit on the throne – things can get messy. And sometimes messes require something a little more hefty to clean ’em up. You’d never think about cleaning a baby’s bum after a big blow-out mess with a dry piece of toilet paper, would you? Why do we suffer ourselves to go through half a roll of toilet paper before we’re satisfied we’re clean down there?
For years, I had baby wipes in nearly every room of the house, and I admit…there were times I used them myself. The problem with baby wipes? What do you do with them when you’re done and there’s no diaper to neatly wrap them up in? Now that baby wipes are a necessity of the past, I have discovered Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths. Not only do they keep me (and the rest of the family) feeling clean and fresh, but (cue the hallelujah chorus) they are flushable AND discreet (check them out on the back of my toilet. Love the newly designed upright dispenser!).
Nothing leaves you feeling cleaner and fresher than the Cottonelle Care Routine – combining Cottonelle toilet paper (the softest and strongest!) with Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths for messier situations. Talking about bathroom habits can be a little awkward and embarrassing…but it can also be enlightening and funny. That’s why Cottonelle is partnering with Cherry Healey to get people to talk about the way they wipe. Visit the Cottonelle Facebook page or follow the hashtag #LetsTalkBums on twitter and Facebook and let’s talk about YOUR bum.
Do you have a funny (or embarrassing) bathroom story? Tell me in the comments below and let’s laugh together!
Cottonelle wants to get you talking about your bum and on a better way to clean “down there” by using the Cottonelle Clean Routine. By combining the use of Cottonelle Toilet Paper and Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths, the Cottonelle Clean Routine is a revolutionary way to keep your bum cleaner.
Are you ready? Don’t be shy! Visit facebook.com/cottonelle to learn more about the Cottonelle Clean Routine and join the clean routine conversation.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle.
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