Friday, April 12, 2013

Ah, Motherhood.

I feel like nothing can give you a better peek into what life with a toddler is like better than my typical experience in the bathroom. 

This morning I had to go.  And as what's-his-face in Jurassic Park says, "Well, when ya gotta go, ya gotta go." 

This is especially true when pregnant.  London was doing her own thing, so I figured this was the perfect moment.  I sneakily ran into the bathroom, but left the door open so I would be able to hear if there was an emergency.  As soon as I'm situated on the porcelain throne, London comes waltzing in, chatting me up in her sweet gobbledgook.  Well, it's hard to go when someone is right there watching you (or maybe just me?? I guess I get stage-fright???).  So I did what anyone would do--I try to distract her with toys that are right outside in the hallway.  "London, do you see your puppy-dog out there?  Go and grab your doggie!"  All this succeeded in doing was having her bring me multiple toys to hold in my lap.  My naked lap.  Then she decides to climb up on my lap too.  Somehow I finally managed to convince her that it would be more fun for her and the toys on the bathroom floor than in Mommy's lap, hurriedly did my business, and tried to keep her from sending a rubber ducky into the swirling pond while washing my hands.  Remember when the bathroom was a sacred refuge???  I get the feeling it's not going to be that way for the next 10 years or so. 

And that is life with a toddler.  Somewhere between horrifying and amusing.  But mostly amusing.

I also couldn't help but think of this image while this all was happening:
Found on pinterest.


SupaFlowaPowa said...

hahahaha love. jordan always leaves me alone at home if he's got TV on but every now and then will want to come see if mom is poo poo ing or pee peeing ever since he learned how to say it and will sit on his potty but not do anything. the most horrific though was his new habit of climbing onto my lap when we're in public restrooms because his lil potty isn't there and he wants to be part of it. and a few times, he has taken off his pants in public restrooms because he also wants to go - but i don't take off his diaper so he just gets mad and stands there pantless. it's loads of fun.. haha

robertandsharon said...

I loved that story and you are right, your life is not your own for many years to come! But enjoy it, because it does come to and end and that will be sad...