“if we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ― robert frost


10527670_781783088509436_8722114083465655258_nmy friend





mother of

five wonderful

small children


a set of twins

posted this picture


along with this message:

“Yep, So, this just happened. Another adventure for the M family!! So much for the other chores that have been piling up.  I got this beautiful heart from my scout troop as a thank you at the end of this year. I had it on a shelf above the toilet. I think a cat knocked it off and into the toilet. I guess the heart is made of concrete, because it is completely unscathed . The toilet on the other hand….” – n.m.

i have to admit

i laughed until i cried

when i saw this

 she was okay with that

 i’m so happy

to know her


i blame

the girl scouts


“i love people who make me laugh. i honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh.

it cures a multitude of ills. it’s probably the most important thing in a person.” 

― audrey hepburn




59 responses »

  1. I was already convulsed by our town being proud (??????) to be 22nd safest “city” in Indiana??????? and our newspaper took a video of a police capture after a hilarious mayberry chase which shut down our “safe” burg for about an entire day??????? and people on youtube are posting WTF under the goofy video to the max…and then I read your entry???? and I cannot stop laughing hysterically over both thingies now? this is a doozy…I LOVE THIS SO VERY MUCH…and I adore hepburn…and BETH! and cats…and cats make life insane(ly)…hilarious…daily and nightly and in betweenly! THANKS, THANKS…THANKS!


  2. Really funny…so glad you shared.
    p.s. I love your quotes so much. Someone told me it was too much for me to put a quote at the beginning and the end…but I think yours always flows so nicely…and the way you write it into a poem is so effective. I could read you all day! Thanks for being you. ~Marie :0)

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  3. That photo leads my creative mind in all kinds of directions, but since nearly all of them fall into the “potty humor” category I’ll put a lid on it and try to flush such thoughts. Thank you for brightening my day, beth.


  4. Why are broken toilets funny? I woke up this morning to a soggy floor after the toilet had poured out water on it from some mysterious accident that apparently no one was there for. The flushing mechanism got crushed by the tank lid. I couldn’t stop laughing. It was either that or tears, and my eyes were the only thing dried out in the entire room.


  5. You have to know that after I saw the picture and before I read the article, my mind went nuts with a whole plethora of wild possibilities. Ha! That’s the funniest toilet story I’ ve heard yet. I thought is was an explosion of some sort. It is true that different types of toilet cleaners will explode when mixed. Bleach (sodium hypochlorite ) and ammonia based cleaners will react with each other and produce hydrogen and heat, which will explosively ignite.There have been many stories of this nature, blowing toilets into pieces. I have to say that destruction by flying hearts is not one I’ve heard before. At least the story didn’t finish with a broken heart. Ha!


  6. I feel that woman’s pain, but am laughing out loud again, in the library! The man next to me looked at the toilet and kindly whispered, “What happened?” Poor one with a heavy heart gift, that did incredible damage when it fell and broke the toilet! Wow! Hope they have a second toilet… Smiles, Robin


  7. Oh, my, I can imagine M’s house, to those five children, hold it in until we get to the Mickey D’s! She has to find a new show-off place for that heart, don’t you think? A door stop, maybe? Great story, Beth, and I’m glad she forgave you your laugh at the busted toilet photo. It’s a good one.


  8. Wow! That is a seriously intense hole! I sure hope she has more than one toilet (I imagine so), so that they are not out of comission until that gets replaced. I’m guessing she won’t be putting the heart back on that shelf after this. Yikes.


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