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Friday, June 24, 2011

Guess Where I Am?

Good morning moms, dads and other stalkers! Guess where I am? 

Have you ever quietly abandoned your task in the kitchen and tiptoed past your happily playing child just so that you could go to the bathroom by yourself?

Did it work?

Most of the time, it doesn’t work for me. My child has dog-like hearing and eyes in the back of his head (wasn’t I supposed to develop those after becoming a mom?).

But today, it worked! And here I am… writing this post, checking my mail, breathing deeply. Ahh. I can hear my happy child singing and playing. It’s fabulous. I highly recommend spending secret time away from your child, within earshot.

He’s fine. He’s Happy. No need to feel guilty. So why is that I do?

Partly it’s because my child is currently waiting for me to finish my kitchen task so I can play dinosaurs with him. Partly it’s because I’m a mom and it comes with the territory.

Do I feel ridiculous sitting in the bathroom typing on my laptop (just so you’re not repulsed by the wrong image, I am sitting on a stool… not ‘the throne’)? Ya, a little.

Ideally I would have the fortitude to write while my son is tugging at my clothes and begging me – admist screams and stomps - to play with him. Or, alternatively, I would have the ability to say ‘no’ and that utterance would have the desired effect.

Oh well. This works too.

“Maaaaaaahm! Where arrrrrre you?”

I’ve been discovered.

“I’m in the baaaathroom. Be right therrrrre!”

Well, I feel refreshed. Time to be enthusiastic about dinosaurs. Rawr!

Have a fantastic Friday!


  1. Yes, you COULD keep writing while someone's tugging on your leg. But somehow, I find I lose my train of thought when that happens. I wonder why? :)

  2. Hi Cookie,
    Have read a similar genre post here on one of my fave blogs (Australian) http://childhood101.com/2011/06/motherhood-online/

    Can relate although with the new smart phones don't need to take the laptop in the loo now!

  3. You gotta do what you gotta do. And you do need mommy time. But the guilt, can't help you there. I feel the same way.

  4. I've been known to sneak to the bathroom to read...the newspaper, a book, just whatever...kids in earshot, but if they knock and I'm not ready I've also been known to tell them I'm going and would like some privacy. Whatever it takes to get that minute! :-)

  5. It's like a time-out for mommy! It's good for the whole family.

  6. The bathroom is the best mommy time-out spot - until the doorknob starts to rattle.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Very true! Thanks - good weekend to you too, momsters!

  8. Hilarious post! I've secretly escaped while the girls were playing together. It' so nice to be able to pee alone.

    Happy Friday!

  9. Thanks Bruna. Happy Friday to you too!

  10. So funny! I hide in the bathroom too! I just stand in there with the door closed and scroll through twitter, or check e-mails. Love it!
    Visiting from Bruna's :)

  11. Classic! I do it too! Mom's secret to sanity, right? Stopping by from Let's BEE Friends link up. TGIF!