Last week one of our toilets would not flush. It took several days and two complete removals of the toilet to completely solve the problem: four Playmobil figures lodged in the innards of the toilet. My daughter thought it would be fun one day to send them swimming.
Our oldest boy, who is eight, commemorated this family event in story form. I give you below his exact words:
One day the human kind decided that they should hide their treasure in the toilet, for no one would look there. But the playmobil people found out, so they sent four of their kind to bribe the humans to throw them down the toilet. Then they swam to bottom of the toilet and retrieved the treasure, but found they were stuck fast. “Oh my, it’s up to my thigh”, said Yo mama. “Oh fiddle, it’s up to my middle”, said bam robber. “Oh heck, it’s up to my neck”, said the guard. “Oh dread, it’s up to my head”, said no-legs-bamer-has-legs and they all suddenly with a Swoosh went down the toilet and were never seen again.