Thursday, June 26, 2008

POW in my own home!

"Ben, I get to go potty! Its part of the Geneva Convention!"

These are words I actually uttered to my son this morning as I was running to the bathroom with wails of displeasure filling my ears. Even prisoners of war get to pee without being yelled at. But not a mom. A mom has to put a baby gate up in the doorway to prevent her toilet from being clogged with shoes, plastic elephants, and rubber Scooby Doo balls. She has to endure whining and screaming for juice while urinating. She has to be hit in the knee by said juice cup as she wipes. She has to yell at her son about not throwing things at Mommy as she flushes. Then she has to avoid tripping back over the gate, put the cup on the floor, and attempt to convince her son to pick it up and hand it to her nicely if he wants her to get him a damn thing. He then whines and flails about. She in return whines and flails about. They are at a stalemate. Finally thirst overcomes the boy and he picks up the cup and he flashes a devilish smile as he hands it to her. A small victory for mommy dearest. Ben, your wish is now my command. Gotta love being a mom.

7 comments:

TONYA said...

LMAO. Oh Ben, you are such a funny little man.

Terri O'Laughlin said...

Great littl story! If only they were all so easy!

BoufMom9 said...

I have never had them cry while I pee. Not sure how that happens, but has never happened.
(Emma does try to come in, but she is usually giggling at the door...)

Debbie Moore said...

That sounds like my house, I just shut the door and then I have three little sets of hands pounding and crying at the door! OMG look at Debi's comment and they sleep good too, lucky woman!

lisa said...

Too funny. I've had hands sticking out from underneath the door when I'm peeing. Kinda weird, but also really cute.

The Romero-Schroeder said...

OMG, so true!!!!!!!!!!

CC said...

it doesn't get any better as they get older either... I have yet to be in the bathroom alone in the last 10+ years! Maybe in the next 20?? LOL