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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mothering Moments: You'll Never Pee Alone

Most people would adore the idea of an admiring crowd following them everywhere. Those people obviously aren't mothers.

Moms are used to the masses of small ones shadowing their every move, back and forth between rooms and laundry area, up and down stairs, all while keeping up a breathlessly running commentary on the mother's actions. Even a trip to the bathroom does not go unattended. And should the mother attempt to close the door between them, her offspring will loudly protest being cut off from their idol, punctuating this injustice with pounding fists and feet. The more timid little ones might decide that if they can't be entirely in the same room with her, then perhaps just a portion of themselves might suffice, and will content themselves with sticking their fingers, toes, and noses under the door, ever questioning if they are seen.

Now, a word of warning. Should you decide that your time in the bathroom is better spent not yelling at your kids to be quiet or insisting that those fingers can be seen just as easily when you're done, you might leave the door open. This might become such a regular event that you soon think nothing of leaving the bathroom door open during all your visits. But be careful about getting too lax in your attention to details here. It's too easy to fall into a habit, regardless of the situation.

Leaving the door open every time you use the restroom is not advisable.

Because you might not think about it and find yourself leaving the door ajar during a trip to the bathroom in the middle of Sunday dinner...

…when you have company over.

9 comments:

Miss Angie said...

Hahaha, I can understand-kids do go everywhere with you!

sarajo said...

LOL! We are door open family. But I grew up with that, so closing the door with company, is ingrained in my head.

My hubby's family. Well, his step-dad doesn't ever finish any DIY projects. Including adding doors to the bathroom. They just have thin sheets. Needless to say, I hold it until we can find a bathroom with a door!

Jessica said...

Lol!!! So true about never being alone!

elesa said...

been there! It is for that reason that I am now trying to close the door no matter who is following me around. it is kind of a hard habit to get into. Especially when someone stands outside the door and cries the whole time I am in there.

Nat said...

Ha ha ha!!! :)

Angela Noelle of SK said...

I was thinking about this JUST today. My husband travels. This is an understatement...my husband visits us and pretty much lives on another island of our li'l country (NZ) for work. As a result, I have allowed my girl's natural tendency to shadow me, coupled with my sole responsibility 24-7 lead to rather lax door habits. Today the baby was playing in the hall (in my line of sight from sittingo on the throne), while the 2-year-old played with water in the sink in front of me. Her back was to me, but really, it's not much a defence. I had a moment where I realised this has become the norm rather than an exception. Is it wrong that I'm sort of okay with it?

(Swingin' by your neck o' the woods after seeing a link to you on MMB)

K Lind said...

Haha! Oh so true. Ugh, can't a mom just pee alone?!

Christine Rains said...

*LOL* So true! I don't remember the last time I peed alone.

Rachael Harrie said...

Oh how true this is!!! :D

Hugs,

Rach

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