Thursday, June 16, 2011

Can't a Mom Shower in Peace!

Have you ever noticed, when you finally get that extra 5 minutes to spare to jump in the shower...Amazingly your children's whole world starts to crumble and they must enter the bathroom to tell you?

My question posed is what age does this stop? Really my dear children, I love you but need just 5 minutes alone in the shower..that is all I ask.

Yesterday actually started off as the most pleasant of the summer vacation.  Everyone was getting along, they were all occupied and quiet, so I figured it was a good time to slip into the shower real fast.

Now a few months ago the door knob broke and my husband removed it but never replaced it! Wasn't a major issue at the moment, I can shut my bedroom door and then the toilet is located behind another door (with a knob!) in the bathroom. However I do leave my bedroom door open so I can hear, just in case.

So yesterday I start the shower step in, wet my hair and see a finger poking out of the whole where the door knob should be, then a yell through the hole, MOM!!!!!

Me: "What I'm in the shower, I'll be out in a minute"

Son #1: "Jared won't let me play, Playstation"

Me: "Play on the other one, I'll be out in second"

Son #1: ( door starts to open a bit more) "I don't want to play on that one. it's my day to play on the other one"

Me: (Now it a slightly more irritated voice) "Tell him I said it is your day! Now leave me alone until I can out!"

Son #2  ( A new voice yells from the "hole") "Joey took the Playstation and Gianna is watching TV, on the other TV. I have nothing to do now"

*Let me stop here and say apparently video games are the end all be all of life. I mean whatever would my children do without them? Actually get outside and play? Use their imaginations? That is unthinkable! ;-)

Me: ( Now yelling, with a head full of soap) " She is playing dolls, just play on the other TV!!! I will be out in a minute!"

Son #2 (Door flies open, tears streaming down his face) "Joey told Gia not to let me play, and for her to keep watching TV"

Me: "Are you really crying" ( a pause while I comprehend the fact that he is not just crying but hysterical, over this) "Stop, crying..get out of my bathroom, & go play on the other T.V and tell your sister to come here"

Yes at this point, I am actually inviting them in, and still have a head full of soap!

My Daughter: Flinging the bathroom door wide open, until it hits the wall "Hi, Mom what you doing, taking a shower?"

Me: Yes Gianna, I'm almost done can you watch T.V in my room and let your brother play Playstaion so Mommy can finish her shower"

My daughter: "OK"

She runs out to tell her brother. OK now maybe I can get this soap out of my hair, and finish this shower in peace!

And then the door flies open again!

My daughter: "Hey mom, Me take a shower?"

Me: (Having no fight left) "Sure Gianna, I'm getting out anyways"

So, I slightly still soapy me, gets out of the shower to turn it over to my 3 year old daughter so she can take a nice peaceful 25 minute shower. And the cycle repeats...One day I will take a complete, uninterrupted shower, even if I 65 when it happens!


Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

By now Crystal you should know there is no peaceful time with the kids at home. lol

Callista said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I know what you mean. My 4 and 5 year old aren't too bad. They interupt a bit but I do get to have a shower. But every kid is different. If I put a new movie on or give them something new and interesting to do, I get interuppted less.

But now I have a baby who is amazingly sound asleep seconds before I am ready to shower, eat, nap or go to the bathroom but as soon as I start one of those, is wide awake and crying.

Brittney said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh boy does that sound familiar!!! my child came in while i was taking a bath and put his water gun in the water and then decided it would be funny to squirt me in the face over and much for a relaxing soak in the tub

Crystal said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I know Pam, but getting out with soap still on was a new low LOL

Twingle Mommy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I feel your pain. I turn on TV for the first time in the morning when I shower. You would think that a 1 hour per day tv limit would make them watch right? I always have someone bustin gin my shower. My twins like to pull back the curtin and get water everywhere. This too shall pass.
My other favorite, no one needs me until I'm on the phone.

Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've been there on a daily basis!!! Even if they don't come in they will fight and my daughter will scream like she's mortally wounded until I get out! Now I just wait until nap time and make a mad dash!

Marvelous Mommy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lol I know the feeling! I NEVER get a shower by myself! I usually put Natalie in first then shower myself and wash her. Then bring my newborn with us!! Yes all 3 in the shower... everyday!! LOL

Belly Charms said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I feel your pain:) That is too funny. That is a great post that most of us can totally relate too. No little boys are allowed in the bathroom anymore when I am in the shower....Colton is still trying to figure out how Mommy can pee pee with out having a "pee pee." Oh yes, the fun never ends:)

Lorie Shewbridge said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, I remember those days and the days when you couldn't go pee-pee alone. I thought they were over and now I have the doggies who bother me in the same way. Everytime I turn on the shower at least one or two of the dogs try to get into the shower first.

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

my kids are grown, and now the cat follows me to the bathroom

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