"Mom! The toilet won't flush!"
Before I had even made it into the bathroom, the girls had the lid off the back of the toilet and had diagnosed the problem. Aliah quickly surmised that the chain and fallen off the flapper.
After re-attaching said flapper, they determined that the flapper was broken and we needed to replace it. A trip down to the Haigh Hardware Store in our basement (which is why we need a large storage room in the basement) turned up a new flapper.
New flapper was installed and determined to be too small for our toilet.
Trip to the local hardware store to find a larger flapper:
Finding a larger flapper:
Which resulted in a fully-functioning toilet.
No plumber was called.
No one even waited for Daddy to get home from work.
Two determined girls who weren't afraid to figure things out for themselves made one Mama very happy.