Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wordless Wednesday 9.17

Have you ever read the book, "Cheaper By The Dozen," the story of motion study expert Frank Gilbreth and his family of twelve children? (If you haven't, you really should.) As a pioneer in the field of efficiency, Gilbreth believed his home could be run as well as a factory and incorporated this efficiency into chores, homework, shopping and the family budget. He believed in utilizing every moment for learning experiences with activities such as painting the Morse code on the walls of their vacation home and requiring the children to listen to foreign language records when they were in the bathroom for what he termed "unavoidable delay."

It seems the administration at my daughter's high school has been reading this book, because they have employed their own passive learning exercise for times of unavoidable delay:













Yes, Toilet Talk. You heard it here first.




12 comments:

  1. Not a bad way of advertising in the girls' bathroom, they'll be sat down a moment and ready to read. I imagine they'd need splashproof versions for the boys' bathroom though...

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    1. My daughter says she loves Toilet Talk. I'm thinking I might have to do a reconnaissance mission to the boys bathroom just to check....

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    2. Ohhhh PLEASE do. I'd love to hear how you manage to explain that one away...

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    3. I go in there all the time at preschool. In fact, I spend way more time in the boys bathroom than I do the girls, as little boys have a terrible time with the pulling up of both underwear and pants and the importance of doing them one at a time. I'll just march in the boys bathroom at the high school with the same confidence that I exhibit at preschool....

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    4. Jeez! Don't they just! We didn't have separate bathrooms at the nursery, but the boys needed a LOT more help than the girls.

      I absolutely TRIPLE-DOG-DARE you to do it. For next Wordless Wednesday. Hmmm. I wonder who you might find in the boys' bathroom...I can think of a good candidate...

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  2. I suppose it could have been worse. instead of "toilet talk", they could have called it "chatting with john." or worse yet "the daily poop."

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  3. So many jokes, so little time and energy...

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