Monday, March 21, 2011

like it was made to do just that



Some of you might have thought I was kidding about repurposing the bidet at our new house as a toddler-sized sink.

 I WAS NOT KIDDING.

33 comments:

  1. Marieke8:28 PM

    Haha! I love this! Though I do hope you scrubbed it within-an-inch-of-it's-life clean :)

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  2. Wait, I was supposed to clean it?

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  3. (Just kidding. It has been dipped in a slurry of Fantastik, Oxiclean, and Imipenem.)

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  4. Anonymous8:41 PM

    Sorry to have to say this, but no matter how clean it was scrubbed I still wouldn't trust it!

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  5. OMG!!!!! That is too funny!!!

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  6. Chesmd8:46 PM

    I would probably soak it in bleAch for a week or use those hospital grade sterilizer/cleaner solutions they use in the ORs.

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  7. That's hilarious!! Love it!

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  8. Cheri9:12 PM

    I have got to get me one of those!

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  9. They are boys and pee in the sink anyhoo.

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  10. This just made my night! Someday Mack is going to be soooo mad at you for letting him do this, though!

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  11. I wish I had one of those as a kid! So cool!

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  13. Sorry -- Realized I spelled your son's name like the computer. I just couldn't leave a comment like that up!

    I think it's fantastic that Mack is using the bidet like a sink. Brilliant!

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  14. definitely a keeper for Mack's wedding reception childhood slideshow =)

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  15. Anonymous10:27 PM

    Ewwww!

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  16. Anonymous10:47 PM

    Ha! Imipenem - hilarious!
    The bidets I've seen spray upwards - maybe this one was meant for toddlers :)

    - Another (Canadian) Michelle

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  17. as long as they don't grow up thinking that that is what bidets are for forever why not. also, imipenem seriously? too funny.

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  18. Anonymous12:10 AM

    you do realize that it is only a matter of time before they start peeing in it, right?

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  19. i find it fascinating that everyone who has an issue with this has posted anonymously...as if it's impossible to sanitize porcelain.

    those boys are living the life! :-)

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  20. Anonymous2:19 AM

    can't help but still be squeamish about it...total germophobe here.

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  21. People are perfectly capable of understanding that porcelain can be sanitized but that doesn't make the fact that it use to be a bidet any less disconcerting. You might as well fault people for being uncomfortable with someone who decides to replace their fine china with used bedpans.

    But yeah, you may want to keep an eye on Cal and Mack if you ever decide to bring them to visit a home with similar fixtures!

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  22. Anonymous4:28 AM

    Don't forget to tell your house guests not to use the bidet for its usual purpose.

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  23. Anonymous5:20 AM

    I would be careful if you take the kids to europe...

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  24. If it makes anyone feel better, I don't think that the bidet has been used for bidet-ing in many years. Like the mirrors, I think the bidet and some of the more rococo flourishes of the house were put in two owners ago, and they hadn't lived here for more than 15 years.

    Also, I think people overestimate the cleanliness of their traditional-height sinks! In our med school dorms (Bard Hall...holla!) each room had it's own sink. Not a bathroom, just a sink, like prison. And I know for a fact that almost every male in my med school class peed in his sink at some point.

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  25. You guys, cut Dr. Au some slack.

    This is what being a "cool Mom" is all about. And if she can't get a former bidet clean, then I don't know who could.

    I bow to your awesomeness. And laughed like heck. Thanks.

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  26. To be fair, though, I'm not a cool Mom. I'm just a lazy mom. : )

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  27. This is priceless :) You will definitely have to explain the difference if they stay over somewhere with a real bidet...

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  28. Pedimom6:35 PM

    Some of the females peed in the Bard Hall sinks also. I'm not kidding. My (admittedly acrobatic) classmate who is now a $$$$-making ophthalmologist somehow figured it was easier than walking down the hall to the bathroom.

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  29. christine2:55 AM

    ^ Hilarious! And makes me doubly thankful to have been admitted directly to the towers. :)

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  30. PandS med student11:02 PM

    Ewww, the sinks in Bard Hall have been peed on??????????????

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  31. Anonymous9:31 AM

    I had hyperemesis gravidarum when pregnant with my Spawn and threw up more times than I can count in the dorm sinks. (This was during an "away" elective, I am an FMG) Of course I rinsed the hell out of it but I don't get where people think sinks are the sterile bowls of goodness. I mean, people SPIT in those things.

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