My powder room is directly next to my front door.
This has resulted in a couple slightly embarrassing incidents, the most recent being today when my toddler, who is fully potty trained and will flip out if I try to help her in the loo in any manner, was in there for a long, worrisome amount of time.
Did she fall in?
Was she clogging the toilet with paper?
Was she dipping her hands into the water?
Was she feeling okay?
This isn’t my first rodeo, and I’ve fished enough foreign objects from the toilet over the last 7 years to know when to start becoming suspicious of a toddler in a bathroom with the door shut.
I mean, come on! Why should the kids get to pee with the door closed?
Oh yeah, because it was a nice Spring day, and I had my screen door open…
I gentle tapped on the door and softly whispered, “Cecilia, are you okay in there?”
She in turn responded with a loud thud and started yelling, “I’m going to the potty! Go away!”
I bit my tongue and started to walk away, but offered, “Just let me know if you need…” before she abruptly cut me off. “Mom! I just told you! I’m going to the potty and I can do it myself!”
Annoyed and fully suspicious I said much louder than intended, “Okay, fine! But if you are putting anything but poop and enough paper to wipe your little rear in that toilet, I am gonna be really mad! Do you hear me?! Poop and paper! That’s it!”
I whipped around ready to stomp off, but remain within walking distance, but didn’t take more than a step before I heard him laugh. My cheeks reddened, I moved to unlocked the screen door and casually took my deliveries with a smile while wondering how long it would be until UPS and FedEx teamed up to write a book about me.
As I cursed my passion for online shopping, I told myself, I have nothing to feel embarrassed about…I’m not (totally) socially awkward, I’m a Mom. There are certain things that come with the territory, you know, like…
I know I’ve mentioned several of these before, but what did I miss? What would you add to this list? Leave me a comment! I’d love to hear from you!