Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childrearing, Children, Humor, Mothering, Parenting | Posted on 09-06-2014
As mothers, we know that parenting is a 24/7 job. Including when we are behind closed doors using the toilet. When I had very young children, I remember thinking, “Can I just pee alone?” Yeah, no.
That’s the big joke among mothers, isn’t it? And it’s the title of blogs and even books.
So you’d think that when your children are old enough to make sandwiches and wash apples for a snack, that you can (finally) go to the bathroom in peace. Especially to take a dump–which you’d think would be a signal to STAY AWAY.
A friend of mine and I were joking about just this. I have a nine-year-old son who is perfectly capable of making his own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. And heating up burritos. And even making pizzas out of English muffins. So, I’m in the bathroom. He knows this. So he walks into the bathroom and yells at the door, “MOOOOOM! CAN YOU MAKE ME A SANDWICH?!”
I’m like, “I’m POOPING! I’ll be out in a MINUTE!”
My friend said her son did the same thing while she was in the bathroom. Surely, old enough to wash and eat an apple on his own. But then she hears, “MOOOOOM! I WANT AN APPLE!”
Go get an apple.
“But I like the way you slice it.”
Isn’t it nice to be so needed? 🙂