A Note From Your Publisher: The one about the plunger 📝

By Christen Reiner, Macaroni KID Lakewood-Littleton & Macaroni KID Denver Editor and Publisher January 27, 2024

Hey Mac Families!

Toilet plungers.

The grossest household necessity, but you definitely don't want to be without one. Or three.

I'm a firm believer that there should be a toilet plunger near every toilet in your house, and I'll tell you why. Yes, I have a personal example of why I have come to think that sharing is not caring when it comes to the plunger.

When my hubs and I were first married, we had guests visit from out of town. We put our brand new wedding towels out on display, and made sure that our guests had everything they needed to feel comfortable in our home. And they did. Feel comfortable. That is, until one of them clogged the toilet and there was no plunger in sight to save them from a lifetime of embarrassment. The toilet.... and its contents.... overflowed onto our shiny new floor and was frantically mopped up by our mortified guest, using our... you guessed it.... brand new wedding towels.

We have been married for 26 years and we STILL talk about that incident.

It was on that day that I vowed never to put any guest or family member in that position again, and my love for a good toilet plunger began.

I have given many a toilet plunger as gifts, mainly to newlyweds and college kids. They might look at me funny when they open their surprise, but without fail, I always get a text -- sometimes even years later -- thanking me for saving them by plunger. It always warms my heart.

I have taken photos with toilet plungers over the years for various reasons (you can see one here) and they are oddly some of my favorite photos of myself. Don't ask me why I like them so much because I can't really put my finger on it.

I have a favorite plunger set, and seeing one in each of my bathrooms makes me happy. Genuinely happy. You can get your own here. No, Amazon is not paying me to tell you about it. I just like it that much.

Did you know that you can use plungers to unclog your kitchen sink? You can. There is even a mini plunger made especially for that task. Do I have one? Duh.

Your toilet plunger may not bring you joy like mine does for me, but I guarantee you will be thankful for yours at some point in your life. So, do yourself a favor and spread the plunger love. Gift each of your toilets with its own plunger. Give one to your kids when they have their own toilet. Give them to friends who have not been enlightened about the value of a good plunger. At the very least, you'll have a funny story to tell at parties.

Peace ☮️, Love ❤️, & Macaroni 🌼,