Dad was reading in the living room when he heard a slam!
“Dad! Ainsley dropped the toilet seat again and I’m trying to study. Make her stop!” shouted his other daughter Melanie.
Before Dad could reply, Ainsley shouted back back. “I’m sorry, alright? I forgot!”
Mom shot Dad an exasperated look. “What’re you going to do?” she asked.
“Me? Aren’t we in this together?” replied Dad.
“They called you, not me,” smirked Mom.
Dad sighed, then got up from his chair.
“So, what’s the plan?” asked Mom.
“I’m gonna make sure the toilet seat isn’t slammed again,” replied Dad.
“How’ll you do that?”
“You’ll see,” glared Dad.
To Mom’s surprise, Dad grabbed his keys and left the house. He returned half an hour later with a shopping bag.
“Where’d you go?” asked Mom.
“Just wait.” He grabbed a screwdriver and went upstairs. Ten minutes later he came down, carrying the old toilet seat.
“You took it off? Don’t you think that’s a bit harsh?” asked Mom.
“I replaced it with one of those soft close ones. It was easier than trying to stop Ainsley slamming it,” said Dad.
Mom smiled. “Picking your battles, eh?”
Dad settled back in his chair. “Just another reason I’m the best dad in the world.”