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!