Quilted Northern® works so well that you can forget your bathroom experience, unlike our ill-fated bathroom friend, Mr. Charlie, the beloved dinosaur. Mr. Charlie has a list of bathroom woes. This dinosaur shows up throughout the house, as do most of my children’s toys. My kids seem to think that toys are for dropping. They walk about my home with a beloved toy in hand, but when something new crosses their mind or their path, which tends to be every few minutes, they drop the toy right where they were and move on with life. Mr. Charlie can be found in various locations, but today you find him confined to the bathroom, our poor little friend. He won’t soon forget everything he encounters there.
Let me tell you about the sad things Mr. Charlie has to put up with when he subjected to the latrine. There is no surprise as to why he looks so angry all the time. I tell you this so you will not feel alone in your own bathroom woes. We, as moms, want to know that other moms put up with the same kind of stuff. It is so comforting to me when I go to another mom’s house and watch their children drop toys as they meander about, spill milk or have popcorn falling out of a mouth onto a newly swept floor. Today, Mr. Charlie will be your comfort. Mr. Charlie shares this bathroom with 5 other people, so he gets a little cramped in there, which is only a fraction of the problems with which he is faced.
This dinosaur not only has to put up with all of the smells and sights that a room with a toilet provides, but he also gets to put up with the mess, the experiences and even the concoctions that come out of this room.
Above you find a floor by the tub. Do you see anything missing? This is the location that normally holds our bath mat. Do you know where the bath mat is right now? It’s hanging outside to dry. You see, my children took a bath last night and they decided to splash and dump to their hearts delight. “Watch out, Charlie!” Mind you, they were supposed to be taking a shower, so finding the soaking wet bath mat was quite the surprise and the look on Mr. Charlie’s face only matched the feelings within.
Next, you find the toothbrushes. I’m sure our ill-fated friend was really wondering what these children were doing when they were supposed to be brushing their teeth. Me too. Do these kids not understand that it is not only weird but also disgusting to do this to their brushes? Can you bleach a toothbrush? Don’t worry. I’m not going to try. You also have to note the globs of toothpaste in the sink. Why? How does this happen? I posted similar globs on my Instagram account the other day, and it was an refreshing moment when a lot of moms chimed in saying this is what their kids do too. Maybe it’s not just my kids – insert sigh or relief.
Our T-Rex friend also is an observer of the worst basketball game ever. Why does trash so often not make it to the bin? You can tell they tried, but there wasn’t even an attempt at a rebound. He sighs as he watches random rubbish gather around the garbage bin, and he is very aware that the future Michael Jordan does not live in this house.
My friend, Becky, and I were lamenting the other day about the bathroom mirror. Mr. Charlie also has to see a blurry reflection of himself when he looks into the mirror. Never mind that the bathroom mirror was cleaned yesterday. You’ll find toothbrush splatters, hand prints, and streaks of who knows what across the glass.
Mr. Charlie also has to sit in this mess. Did I mention that my kids drop things? Oh sure, there is a laundry basket in the same room. Why would anyone take off their clothes before a bath and actually put the dirty ones in the basket? That’s absurd!
— Jodi Meaningful Mama (@MeaningfulMamaJ) July 6, 2015
Hopefully Mr. Charlie’s story brings you solace. Hang in there, mom. You are not alone. Our dinosaur friend has memories and images that will be engrained in his brain, and he is stuck in that spot until someone goes looking for the toy they left behind.
In contrast, Quilted Northern® wants to provide you with a forgettable experience. The makers have spent more than 100 years working on creating a toilet paper experience that does not leave your brain disturbed like our poor friend. A great deal of time, effort and consideration is put into the process of making a great product. They even put effort to remove splinters from the papermaking process to create the first luxury 3-ply bath tissue. Who even knew? With that thought, let me just remind you there is great reason we want our toilet paper experience to be good and yet not memorable one.
My little story about Mr. Charlie was inspired by the fun and entertaining YouTube #HelpMeForget campaign following more ill fated friends. You can see the stories of “Daddy Gator,” “Little Miss Puffytale (YouTube),” and “Great Grandpa Thaddeus” to hear their own bathroom woes, so that you might feel a little bit better about your own. Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller directed these clever tales. There are three bonus spots that can be found on the Quilted Northern® YouTube page under the Designed to be Forgotten videos. You call also follow Quilted Northern® on Facebook.
Quilted Northern® works to make your bathroom experience forgettable. Heaven knows we need it.