Mother’s Drain Knowledge

What do you know guys? I was right about my daughter’s drains. We had a plumber come over and within a few minutes he successfully identified that the cause of all her drain and sewerage problems was the dog hairs collecting down the bath, and the leaves in her driveway blowing into the sewer. You know, I really did try to warn her. It seems like she resents me when I try to give her any advice. My advice never comes with bad intentions. It comes from a place of wanting to make her life easier. For example, telling her to get a plumber closer to her home. 

It was hard enough as it is to get my daughter to believe she had blocked drains. Fairfield is full of a great nightlife for young people and she was more interested in going out than sorting out the plumbing. Over and over again she would keep telling me everything is fine. Of course, everything was not fine and she ended up having to fork out a heap of money for a plumbing problem that could have been avoided.

She’s at that age where she wants to navigate life herself. I’m totally supportive of that but at the same time, she’d be wise to listen to advice from her mum. I’ve been young before and I totally understand how it is. I will say, I don’t have these issues with my other two daughters. My other two daughters and a lot more level-headed and responsible. Whenever one of them has had a plumbing issue, they’ve been right on it. One of them recently had to book a boundary trap replacement. Melbourne has plenty of plumbers she could’ve chosen from, but she did the research to find the best plumber near her. It’s small things like this that make me see my eldest and youngest daughters will be fine on their own. My middle daughter is still figuring things out, and that’s totally ok. I wish she’d see that it’s ok to ask for second opinions when making decisions.