All the commotion was in the family room, in the bathroom specifically. We could hear water pouring, and sure enough the radiator was spraying hot water out the top valve. There was enough pressure it was like a wide open faucet, spraying all the way over against the wall.
The valve was laying on the floor….and most suspiciously, so was a toy wrench. Well, we started laughing. Jay stuck his thumb over the leak and grabbed the valve and was able to thread it back on, even using the toy wrench to tighten it back up again.
We called for Tim to come out of hiding. He came creeping slowly with very big eyes, looking sheepish. We need to talk to you. He said, “I was wondering what that part did.” ??? Are you for real, Kid?
I mentioned what if he had done this when Dad, or even both of us, weren’t home? What would the kids do then? This would be a very bad problem with no dad around. Please leave your hands off things. This isn’t a good idea. He nodded.
Then we told him he would have to get some towels and wipe down the walls and the floor all where the water flew. He nodded and ran to get towels to take care of it. Oh my. This is the child who also would flush tooth brushes and was so excited when Dad had to take the toilet up and shine a flashlight into the innards to find the toothbrushes and remove them. (That was a long week.) Actually, he was born by surprise in our bathtub, now that I think about it….maybe it’s just destiny. (snickering...)