A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

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Toilet seat, bouncy seat. Everyone's calm.

by Larry_D._Smith on July 6, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

And so the day comes when a man makes the decision that rather than have his baby scream while he goes to the bathroom, he pulls the boy's bouncy seat into the last refuge of privacy in a parent's life. Upside: I'd already read the sports section, and my boy thought watching his dad go #2 was the funniest thing ever. Win-win.


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