Aaron was playing in the bathroom sink, something he's done for months now. I sat in there talking to him for awhile, and then thought "I could go switch the laundry now" and went the 25 feet to the laundry room, switched the wet clothes to the dryer, and all of a sudden I heard a yelp from Aaron. I went quickly to see what the trouble was, and found him running totally nude down the hall toward me.
Somehow he had figured out how to pull the drain closed, and the overflow valve couldn't take the deluge. Water was spilling over the sink, down the vanity, and onto the floor. Thankfully the baseboards are up in the bathroom, otherwise Aaron's carpet would have been flooded. Water was pooling on the bathroom floor, and had made it's way into the drawers of the vanity, which contained many absorbent items like a box of Qtips and some feminine care products. I'm thankful the Q-tips were almost empty - there was quite a bit of water accumulating in the box.
I'd been meaning to wash the bathroom floor and clean out those drawers - just not this way! We had a nice firm chat about not filling up the sink with water. Poor kid was pretty scared by the uncontrollable water.
Thank you all for your prayers, I really feel them. Evan's sleeping off a bad cold (I hope) and I'm on the waiting list at the doctor. If an appointment opens up, I'll know I'm supposed to take him! Wishing you all an incident-free Thursday!