Cheeky bathroom cross stitch – everyone does it

George Clooney does it. So does Chris Pratt, Martha Stewart, Emma Watson, the Queen, Hugh Jackman, Dita Von Teese and Lawrence Krauss. Even Katy Perry does it. It’s something nobody talks about, but it’s something we all do.
I’m partial to keeping it real these days – in a sophisticated way, I like to think. I’ve been quite hesitant to blog about my most recent cross stitch as I feared people would find it crass. Overwhelming. Not suitable for children. They would revolt and gasp “This is distastefulness of the highest order! I literally can’t even. Who does she think she is?“, and to those people, I’d like to say you are in serious denial about what happens in the bathroom. It’s not vulgar. It’s an inconvenient truth … 

I created this bathroom cross stitch in a bid to indirectly put things into perspective about going to the toilet. The idea for this cross stitch came from hearing tall tales of people’s, how can I say, nervous dispositions. People holding it all day in work and waiting until they got home to do it. Cutting dates short to go home to use their own loo. Even once, a friend during their primary school trip to France held it for 5 days until they got home. FIVE DAYS. It’s ridiculous! Everyone does it! And they’ve been doing it since forever. 

I like to think I’ve broached the subject in an aesthetically pleasing way. This simple and straight forward cross stitch has been hanging in our bathroom for five months now and any guest that visits always comments on it. Not necessarily directly. I’ll hear them laughing in the bathroom or they’ll simply say “It’s true. Everyone does it“. The alternative is plain ridiculous. It’s simple. If you need to go, GO!

For those who do think this cross stitch is a bit too much, I do apologize. It was simply made to make people feel more comfortable and to put things into perspective. We only live once, and I’m a firm believer that you can’t take it all seriously.

If my silly cross stitch helps even just one person out there, I’ll feel like my blog post has been justified. Just remember, everybody does it. Even Katy Perry poops. 

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  1. August 14, 2015 / 14:33

    I love this!! And I love how eloquently you broached the subject matter – it's hilarious and HUMAN and funny and just rather wonderful. *sings* Everybody poops…sometimes… xxx

    • August 15, 2015 / 13:15

      Hahahah, thank you Kimberly! A lot of thought and effort went into how to phrase my blog post so as to not sound too, how can I say, dirty poopy potty talk. It's a thing everyone does. And a thing people need to get over. Everybody poooooops ……. Sometimes. xx

    • August 15, 2015 / 13:16

      Ahhhh so glad you like it Ketty! I wasn't sure if it was a bit too risque 😀 xx

  2. August 18, 2015 / 06:43

    Brilliant! Love the way you've written this, and of course I am a huge fan of the cross stitch!! Great pictures and styling too – those delicate pink roses really set everything off beautifully.

    • August 18, 2015 / 11:29

      I specifically grabbed some pretty pink roses to offset the poop-related cross stitch. Also, a slight nod to OutKast's Roses? Which is now stuck in my head, hahahaha!

      #KeepingItReal #EverybodyPoops

  3. August 23, 2015 / 11:57

    I love you. Also, Chris Pratt, not only poops, but sends photos of said poop to his co-stars. Fact.

    • August 26, 2015 / 16:39

      BAHAHAHAHHAH WHAAAAT! That is hilarious. I did not know that. This is good to know. I think.

    • August 28, 2015 / 16:18

      It is essential information.