But the Emfire State Building was his second choice...

Our friend Abe ran into summer school this morning SO excited about his weekend trip.

"Mrs. Smythe, I was in NEW YORK CITY! Did you remember?"

"Yes, I did! How was the trip?"

He proceeded to tell us about the "very" boats, going to the top of the Emfire State Building, and the amazing hotel they stayed in.

"We stayed in a fancy hotel. It was super fancy!"

"So, Abe, was the the best part of the trip?" I asked, as is recommended in the teacher handbook.

"You wanna know the best part? I didn't even have to wipe my butt. The whole time! There was a little shower for your butt in the bathroom. It was the coolest thing ever."

And THAT is how I started my day. How about you?

(And if you are sending kids to elementary school in the fall, come on over and give me some love over here.


Fragrant Liar said...

Sadly, I had to wipe my own butt.

Jules AF said...

haha kids are so funny.

Anonymous said...

well ya have to admitt the kid was right...those little showers are amazing... lol

Magpie said...

That reminds me of a tale I should post one day...

Brian Miller said...

at least he did not confuse it with a water fountain...smiles.

lisahgolden said...

Too funny! Now I want a bidet!

Cheryl said...

My day started almost as well as this. How often does a woman get the oppotunity to punch her spouse in the arm for setting the alarm for 4:55 am and ignoring it?

Oh wait, that wasn't unusual, except for the punching part.

Dawn said...

ha! Maybe this should be my reason for wanting to travel to NYC.
Nah, shopping I think would trump a shower potty :)

My word verification is phoload... too funny when this post has to do with bathrooms

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Suburban Correspondent said...

No matter where we take the kids, the ice cube machine in the hotel hallway always rates as the #1 attraction.

TexasRed said...


Just trying to get the prairie dog to take a nap over here :)

Missy said...

I am sure his mother is so proud. LOL

Trina said...


J.J. in L.A. said...

Having 5 brothers, I can totally understand why not having to wipe your own butt would be the highlight of ANY trip.

Bodaciousboomer said...

I've never used one of those. However, don't you have to to do something when you're done, or is it a drip dry kinda thing?

Where the Fur Flies said...

I should remember not to drink while reading your blog.

... off to clean my screen again...

Unknown said...

You mean that wasn't for your hair?
All these years, so wrong..

Peace ~ Rene

Jules said...

That is priceless. LOL

SkylersDad said...

I wanted to install a spray attachment in the shower but was over-ruled by my spouse.

I never have any fun.

Trooper Thorn said...

The bidet is truly the summit of civilization!

Gigi said...

Oh my! Kids DO say the darnedest things, don't they? I wonder if his mother knows he didn't wipe his butt all weekend.....

Scope said...

Wipe? Butt? I'm confused. Is that what that paper is in there for?

Joanie said...

I want a butt washer!

Luckily my day started with fresh coffee and a really good book to read!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

We are about to embark on a bathroom remodel here at the kampground and I can only imagine what my kampers would do with a bidet ............. I am thinking that a lot of them don't wipe anyway, well, on the walls sometimes.

EGB said...

Steven and I took the children to Paris last year and ever since Rex has insisted on keeping a squirt bottle of water next to the toilet to "cleanse himself." Suggest it to little Abe...

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only a movie said...

That's some fancy assed hotel. :-)

Teresa Dawn said...

Around this time I'd start to question the teacher's handbook :p

http://howtobecomeacatladywithoutthecats.blogspot.com said...

Some day maybe I'll get to try one of those butt showers!

Cheeseboy said...

That would be MY favorite part too.

Abe is a great name, btw.

WeaselMomma said...

Wow. That was a fancy hotel! I never stayed in one with butt showers!

Jeanne Estridge said...

Hmmm. I googled "butt shower," but what came up didn't sound anything like this....

Elaine said...

Okay, ice water out the nose from laughing at that one!

Anonymous said...

A bidet!? Wow, that IS fancy - one of those $500/night hotels.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I laughed out loud at the butt shower-- then I read Brian Miller's comment.

You guys crack me up.


Cookie said...

very cute!

Sarah Garb said...

It's true--I can't count the number of times I've felt that all of the pesky butt-wiping was just holding me back from realizing a vacation's full potential. This could revolutionize all future vacations! ;)

Tiffany said...

From the mouth of babes....:)

gwendomama said...

And to think I wasted time telling my daughter that was a foot bath. Durrrr.

peewee said...

wow. I mean apparently I have set my vacation sights WAY too low. I must include "no butt wiping" in my hotwire requests now.

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