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It’s dark:30 and I’m getting up out of bed to go pee. With one eye opened and one eye closed, I stumble into the bathroom. Don’t need the lights on to completely wake myself up, I know where the toilet is.
The sensation of falling seemed to last forever. And then, splash! My butt hits cold porcelain and water. Pissed is now an understatement. Dear husband, WTH?
A couple of years ago, my sweet hubby found a way to help us both agree to disagree about the toilet seat. Shopping online, he bought a gadget that in his words: Was a promise it would never happen again.
He came across a little battery powered light that affixes to the underside of the main toilet lid. When the seat is down, it has a green light. If the seat has been left up, it glows red. He was so proud of himself for solving our problem.
I gave in and embraced the toilet light.
It’s big, it’s ugly and at first I thought it would interfere with my comfort. No one else I knew of had one of these. Is it because everyone else’s husband just puts the seat back down like they’re supposed to?
I didn’t know what to expect.
I can’t really say if anyone has a toilet light like us. None of my girlfriends have complained about dropping to the bottom of their toilet. So the conversation hasn’t come up yet.
My hubs was so proud of his solution to the Great Toilet Seat Dilemma, he even bought one for his mother for Christmas. Because you know if we are having issues, than his mom and dad might have them too, lol.
The look of confusion on her face was hysterical as my husband tried in vain to explain the light’s function and why it was the invention of the year. His father probably knew better than to leave the lid up.
The light I’m talking about is called a LavNav. You can check it out on Amazon through this link. When we got the light, we weren’t even Amazon Prime members so we paid the shipping costs.
I would pay it again today if I had to. That’s how much I like it now.
Family dynamics include so many personalities that it’s hard to please or conform to everyone’s idea of who’s doing right and who’s doing wrong. I try to pick my battles and the toilet seat wasn’t important enough to me to become a fuss.
Before you think the hubs was trying to drown me, I want you to know , the seat being left up does not happen all the time. My husband lived alone for about five years and it was something that was not on his radar. He’s gotten better.
After he installed the LavNav light, it was never a problem again. He made continued efforts to put the seat down and I could use the potty in the dark without my life flashing before my eyes because I was falling into the commode.
I am able to tell without a shadow of a doubt if the toilet seat is up or down at night. I’m not sure why the LavNav light doesn’t come standard with every toilet seat in America, it should.
Back to my husband, he considers himself the hero of this story and I totally agree.