If It's Yellow Let it Mellow...

...If it's brown flush it down. Catchy little rhyme and a good way to help out the environment. My family and I have been practicing this for about 3 weeks now and I have to say I've learned some things about how to make this little diddy work for you:
  • Don't do mellow yellow when it's very hot outside and your upstairs is warmer than the rest of the house.
  • Carefully explain the concept to anyone using the potty under 8 in the home. My 4 year-old lets everything mellow - Eww.
  • Be prepared to clean the toilet more often so it's important to have your environmentally friendly cleaning solution on hand. I like Borax and white vinegar.
  • You may chose not to mellow all day. All night when usage is down - cool. All day, not so much. Try 3 -4 flushes a day, beats the 400 my toddler puts it through.
  • Doing the mellow is a great way to figure out if you and the rest of your family are getting enough water.
  • Invest in a toilet lock if you've got a little one who believes in putting all things movable in the toilet. It's one thing to fish it out of relatively clean water, a whole other thing to go fishing in hour old pee.
  • No mellowing when guest come, I don't care how environmentally friendly they are, they don't wanna share pee with you.
So how bout it folks - should I call you Mellow Yellow or grossed out?


Fern said...

Oh, we practice the mellow yellow around here, because my three potty trained kids are afraid of the sound of the toilet flushing. So you can count me as Mellow Yellow AND grossed out!

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Ashley said...

I'm all about the yellow mellow rule! :)

I just found your blog and LOVE it! :) I live in Cleveland and my blog is (partially!) about environmental stuff, too!