When I became a mom, it was instantly crystal clear that my life absolutely positively no doubt was going to change like 200,000,000 percent. I mean nothing says "Hello new life" like waking up every 45 minutes with a screaming little person who is demanding food.
However, I assumed (and WRONGLY so) that as the years went on, some how my life would sneak back into some normalcy. Of course I would never give up my kids in a million years, or for a million dollars, but there are without a doubt some things I miss, about my pre spawn years... Number one on that list would be privacy, and mainly of the bathroom sort. I don't think anyone requires an entire audience while doing their business, but try telling that to my kids, (especially the littlest spawn) who seem to think that a closed bathroom door is an open invitation to transform into needy, clingy, whinny.. OMG annoying little brats...
I swear it has been nearly 14 years since I have had the pleasure of "alone" time. Of course there has been those rare (and I do mean rare) when I was happy to be bothered in the bathroom, because it likely prohibited a murder or at least a severe beating of one child to another, but the majority of the time... I JUST WANT PEACE... without little objects coming under the door like legos, Hot Wheels, Barbie shoes, half eaten cookies, and the occasional note. Without being asked for a drink, a snack or having to have a long drawn out conversation about someones day. Without my house turning into a wrestling arena, or someone needing me NOW. I just want to pee without someone looking at someone else, or breathing in their general direction. Ugh! Sigh!
Sadly, by the time my kids decide I am old enough to go potty by myself, I am almost positively positive my grandchildren will decide that well... that just isn't true... Come on guys, I just want to pee alone... Is that too much to ask?
Of course that sad, but oh so obvious answer is.... YES!!