Quick little funny story about 9. Q in his later life had this tendency to use the toilet as a starting point to leap up onto bathroom counters. So, I quickly got used to closing the toilet seat. Trained Chris to do the same when we became roommates (and reminding company to do the same... well, they have to be trained too). At any rate, after Q passed, I still closed the toilet seat cover.
Now, 9 is just starting to use the toilet as a launch pad. (Can anyone else see where this is going?). This morning, after I stood up (sorry for the detail!) but before I could close the lid, 9 hopped up onto the toilet and sprawled himself around the edges, catching himself before he fell in. I quickly scooped him up in my arms and closed the lid. Of course, I was giggling the entire time too. And as I was scooping him up, I kept thinking, "Darn it! I wish I could have captured that on film!"