Changing the Toilet Paper Will Not Cause Brain Damage

Quick give me a Bible – places left hand on Bible and right hand on heart.  I swear on all that is holy, I am the only person in my house that changes the toilet paper roll.  We have 3 functional bathrooms upstairs (and one in the basement I refuse to go in) and it is not rare for me to find every roll on the spindle empty or with one square clinging to it. However, the toilet paper is with in reach… usually.  Sometimes it is on the floor, on the back of the toilet, or even better, sitting on top of the empty roll.  Occasionally, of course, when you are hit with a sudden urge to get to the closest bathroom and you are not concerned with checking to make sure the Charmin stock is full, that is when you realize there is no toilet paper – not even on the floor.  Thank God we have cell phones!


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Mom of 5 amazing kids, married to Shawn, retired teacher of 19 years, cares for a total of 9 pets (3 frisky cats and 6 great-tempered dogs), daughter, really amateur photographer, photoshopper, a football, wrestling, track, baseball, dance, and tumbling mom, zazzle designer, constant dieter, handles the budget, hates to cook, addicted to coffee, trying-to-quit smoker, TV potato, and passionate about writing.


  1. Tricia The Good Mama | 26th Aug 14

    I am the only one that replaces it in my house too. My husband will cook and iron, but he will NOT put on a new toilet paper roll!

    • tamarasuz | 26th Aug 14

      Mine does the laundry… it is such a simple thing to do and it seems that only the women know how to do it. 🙂

  2. maggie367 | 26th Aug 14

    I am glad to hear that I am not the only one to suffer with the changing the toilet paper roll plague. I don’t understand why something so simple can be so complicated LOL 😀

    • tamarasuz | 27th Aug 14

      It is completely irritating especially when you fall victim to it and have to call out to anyone in earshot to bring you some. LOL

  3. nicole627 | 28th Aug 14

    After several years, I finally taught my oldest son to replace the toilet paper in our bathrooms. My husband still hasn’t been taught! 😉 The life of a Mom…

    • tamarasuz | 28th Aug 14

      Moms need to invent a roll that somehow replaces itself.

  4. Emma @ P is for Preschooler | 30th Aug 14

    Right?! Now what is it that is so difficult about this? I can forgive my 5 year old, but I think my husband should know how! lol!

  5. Joanna Sormunen | 30th Aug 14

    I’m the only one who changes toilet rolls in our house. My son does know how to leave them empty though. And he’s always very apolegic, but still it’s not fun to run to the bathroom and be sitting there and noticing there’s no toilet paper.

  6. MommysBundle | 31st Aug 14

    So true!! Don’t know how many times we’ve been in the exact situation haha! – Ana

  7. mom4jules | 1st Sep 14

    Lol! This drive me nuts , my kids do this all the time!

  8. briannamallen80 | 3rd Sep 14

    This is hilarious! In college we had to do a short speech in my public speaking class about a pet peeve. This was mine!! ESPECIALLY the putting the new roll on the empty one! Grr!

    • tamarasuz | 4th Sep 14

      I know right! Just the other day my husband let me know the roll was out in our bathroom… in my head I am thinking “well put a new one on”. Ugh!

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