I normally shower at night, or occasionally during nap time, and today I was reminded why.
You would think I could steal away for eight brief minutes and the children wouldn’t notice, after all, they had been playing quietly for the last half hour. But no.
No, no, no.
The water starts running, I get in, first minute goes by…
Me: “Wow! That looks pretty cool.”
… She then proceeds to list all the princesses and their pets, and we discover that Snow White is missing. Then she leaves the bathroom.
Avonlea: “MOMMY!!!!!! ARE YOU???? ARE YOU, MOMMY?????”
Me: “I’m in the shower!”
Avonlea: “Oh, yes.”
(haha… her cute little “oh, yes” did make me smile!)
Me: “Sure. Set the timer for 30 minutes and then get off as soon as it beeps.”
Me: “It’s in……”
Selah: “Mommy! My bike wheel is broken! Can you come and fix it outside?”
Me: “Your bike wheel is broken?”
Selah: “Yes. But you can wait until your shower is done to fix it.”
(You are so kind, child.)
Me: “Calm down. I’ll have to reset the router.”
I get out of the shower and proceed to dry off and change.
Selah: Now are you going to fix my bike wheel?
Avonlea: Ower? Mommy, ower? Ower, Mommy? Ower? Ower?
Selah: “Mom, she’s saying ‘shower.’”
Me: Oh. Yes, Avi. I took a shower.
Cassie: Mom! I learned a new song! “There was a girl who wore glasses and Molly was her name-o. M-O-L-L-Y, M-O-L-L-Y, M-O-L-L-Y and Molly was her name-o!
(Oh so close, Cassie! You almost won favorite child of the day! You almost made it through my whole shower/dressing without coming to me.)
Me: “Yes. I’m on my way.”
Selah: “But Mom! You forgot about my bike! Remember you need to fix the wheel!!!!”
Wow! I feel so refreshed! ;)
Lesson learned: Shower when children are sleeping!