Shut ‘Er Down!

 

No babies can drown

In a toilet that’s closed.

But potty lids up

Are a danger to those:

 

A deep invitation

They cannot ignore

(When no one is looking)

To come and explore.

 

Poor babies do not know

Enough to beware:

It’s our job to help them

To stay out of there.

 

So, keep this lid closed now

And I will be thankful

That no tots can drown here

In my little tankful!!

 

by Gwennon

May 12, 2013

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Did you know that a baby can drown in only a couple of inches of water?  Making this more problematic, when they are first starting to walk and climb, all babies are very top-heavy, meaning that though they have the strength to climb up and fall upside-down into something, they lack the upper-body strength to push themselves back out.  A lot of tragedies can be avoided by looking for accidents that babies do not have the natural fear to avoid themselves.  Besides which, leaving the toilet lid closed confines more of the potty germs to the inside of the toilet, instead of allowing them to float freely throughout all the air in the bathroom.

So, what does this have to do with Mother’s Day?  Probably nothing if you are not having anyone over or going visiting yourself.  But once God blesses us with these little lives, shouldn’t we go out of our way to protect them?

Having a baby drown in my toilet is one of my greatest fears, but one that could be easily prevented if I could get everyone I know on board with the idea of keeping the potty lids closed everywhere we go.  If you want to pray for that, this would not hurt my feelings at all.  Thank you!

Praying for God to richly bless you and protect you today,

Gwennon

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