Friday, February 22, 2008

Who's Holly, Anyway?

(Warning: There's poop in this blog.)

Among other things, I consider myself an environmentally conscious person. I try to do the right thing, most of the time. I recycle, I reuse, I try to reduce. I use Freecycle and Craig's List regularly. But I have a little issue with low flow toilets. Admit it, it's a widespread problem (so to speak). Sometimes, you gotta double flush. A gallon and a half just doesn't do the job.

I have a little phrase I use for the double flush...Awhile back, on an episode of Home Improvement, Tim accused his wife of not paying attention, and asked her what kind of carburetor was on his hotrod. She replied, "A Holly Double Pumper." It made me laugh...I know nothing about cars. Well, the Holly Double Pumper is what comes to mind when pushing the lever for the second time. This usually happens at my place of employment, where the toilets hold merely a trickle of's a challenge to get more than a few squares of toilet paper down, never mind something, um, substantial.

Somehow this phrase has crept into home life, specifically into the process of diaper changes. When E had a really nasty ucky diaper that needed two wet wipes, I would say, "Wow, that's a Holly Double Pumper!" Well, our little Baby M has set a new standard for nasty poo...I've had to change several Holly Triple Pumpers, and one or two Quadruples! Now that we have TWO children in diapers, we have a Double or Triple about once a day. We have got to work on potty training with E. Holly needs to take a hike.


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