Privacy, please! No, I’m not talking about the bedroom. I’m talking about shower time. When our daughters were younger, I could take a shower while they were sleeping or napping. Not anymore! Our six and nine-year old daughters don’t seem to sleep anymore than we do now, and nap time is long gone.
Do you know how many times that I have been so excited to take a shower because I thought it would ensure that I would have some alone time!?! I would think…ah, now is the perfect time. They are busy playing well together, coloring, hanging with dad, or watching a show. YES! I’ll make a run for the shower.
Seriously, in under five minutes the shower door fly’s open and some “dramatic” situation has arrived—“Olivia did this, Bella said that, I’m starving, I’m thirsty, something broke, the DVD is skipping, Where is my such and such toy?, Are you done in there yet?”
Hello, people!!! Shut the shower door, please, and work it out on your own! Why are you still doing this? It must be my fault. I’m not doing something right. I’m not strict enough. Is that it? Maybe this is normal and everyone has this problem. I don’t know…
I’d lock the bathroom door, but what if there was a real emergency and my husband wasn’t home to help? Hmm. You know what? Even if I did lock the door, they would knock and yell excessively enough to ruin my ten minutes of peace anyways! I love my girls dearly and I don’t mean to seem harsh here, but JUST LEAVE ME ALONE FOR TEN MINUTES, PLEASE! Geez…What’s a girl to do to get some privacy around here?
Have you had “Privacy, please” issues? How do or did you handle it?