Saturday, September 6, 2008

Did You Know..........

...that small children are attracted to the sound of a bathroom door shutting? It's true, but only if it is their mother that is shutting the door. Santa Claus could be in the next room handing out bags of candy and flying ponies, and still, for reasons unknown to any mother that has ever lived, children will be more interested in what mom is doing in the bathroom. As soon as they hear that door close they, literally, come running and proceed to POUND on the door. The pounding coincides with yelling "Mom, mom, MOM, MOM, mom,...MoM, WhAt aRe YoU doing?!!! Are YOU going PEE? MOM,mom, MOM!!! I'm HunGRY! Mom, can I have some COOOOKIES?! MOM, can YOU hear ME?"

Why does this happen? Why weren't they hungry two minutes ago? Nobody knows! Nobody knows why children enjoy pounding on the bathroom door while their mother is inside. All we know is that it happens.
I KNOW it happens to me EVERYDAY. And everyday I remind myself that someday they won't be pounding, someday they won't care if I'm going pee or not, someday they won't ask me for cookies, someday they'll move away. Then I become very sad, and appreciative at the same time. I emerge from the bathroom, so happy that they are here right now, ready to scoop them up into my arms. But, for some other unknown reason, the second I open the door THEY RUN AWAY. I guess I'm only interesting if I'm behind a closed door.

3 Helpful Hints:

JourneytoFamily said...

Thanks for stopping by via BATW the other day. And I appreciate you speaking in Valley Girl vernacular, so I could feel at home. :)

I can TOTALLY relate to the kids needing you the second the bathroom door shuts. What's up with that?

Terie said...

No only am I laughing but my childre (14 and 17) are also laughing because they know it's true. They see what happens when I close the doors behind me, any door, and the two little ones (6 and 2) run after me like I'm gone for ever. Great post, very funny and true.

Ronnica said...

The things to look forward to...

Okay, I think your feed is working now. It tells me you have 25 new posts (haha!).

Thanks for the comments!

 
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