We have a new toilet! The last one was fine, but never really flushed properly. It was the normal size toilet. It looked like this:
|This is not a picture of our toilet. It's just one like it. I just wanted to be clear on that.|
It's a very tall toilet. It causes vertigo. In fact, if we were to measure the distance from the floor to the rim of the bowl, it would be exactly the distance from Graedon's soles to his groin area...plus a half inch. Just enough to cause problems, if you catch my drift. I got him a stool, but I guess it's hard enough for a three year old to concentrate on aim without adding balance to the mix.
Now, Graedon has to run upstairs to use our other toilet. The exercise is good for him, but slightly inconvenient in the middle of the night.
Our new toilet is tall....and if you were to measure it's height and compare it to the normal 29 year old female's shin length, you would immediately see that there is a problem. It looks like this:
|These are not my feet. I think these are Jessica Simpson's feet.|
I feel like a five year old in a waiting room. I also tend to use the upstairs bathroom.
I've been searching for a solution to the problem, and I think I've got it. They do it in Asia (and you know how smart and practical the Japanese are). It's called the Squatty Potty. It looks like this:
|This is not me. And, please note, she has her pants on. You're welcome.|
I kid you not, there has been research into this kind of thing. Squatting to do your business is healthier because it helps avoid bloating, constipation, hemmorhoids and colon cancer as it promotes a more efficient and complete elimination. Squatting in general is excellent for your pelvic floor and leg muscles. And, it makes you happy. I mean, just look at that girl. She's ecstatic!
You might think I'm kidding, but check my bathroom next time you come over. I am this close to convincing Richard to order one...and by this close, I mean the distance between the floor and the rim of the tall toilet.