“What do you need?,” I exclaimed, as the door started to slowly open.
“Mom, I just wanted to ask you a question,” my 4-year-old daughter said.
This is all happening while I’m sitting on the potty.
WHY IS THERE ALWAYS A POTTY PARTY IN MY BATHROOM?
Two minutes before this I was standing 1 ft. away from her while she was coloring quietly at the kitchen table.
My husband and other daughter were having a conversation about her upcoming science project.
Here’s my chance to escape my family!
As I usually do, I’d missed the window to pee about 10 times already that morning and I thought “I GOTTA GO”!
I used my super stealth, SUPER MOM, tiptoeing abilities to get down the hall. At that moment, my daughter seemed so engrossed in her Doc McStuffin’s coloring page that I for sure had a few minutes to myself.
Victory and a few minutes were mine!
As I sat down on the potty, the door started to slowly open (Yes! I forgot to lock it). Then I hear my other daughter calling for me and my husband coming down the hall telling them to leave me alone.
Now, I have a full blown potty party happening in my Pottery Barn, Benjamin Moore, Painted Bathroom that is the size of a shoe box.
The crisis was… they wanted to know what time that one birthday party was 2 weeks from now.
Later that day, I was telling my mom that I can’t even go to the bathroom by myself right now.
She reminded me of a time when that happened to her. I basically invited the entire neighborhood to her bathroom.
Of course, I apologized again to her.
I did realize that as we Potty Train and help out with other Potty Duties (LOL) there is always an entourage cheering each other on. They really don’t know any different since it’s been a group event from the beginning.
So for now, it’s an open invite to my bathroom. However, immediate family only!