Privacy Please!

PARENTING | | April 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm


My (poor) husband was getting about his business showering while my little daughter Miss B and I were brushing our teeth (yes we have just one bathroom, with 2 little girls) and hubby dearest began bemoaning his lack of privacy. I was not sure whether to laugh at him or scream at him. I did neither as I was too shocked by his ludicrous request. Privacy?

Why, I have not had that in almost 4 years. If I do manage to take a shower it has to be a well planned one, ensuring the kids are set up with an activity that will hopefully engage them long enough so I can wash the soap off my back. I have become so used to rush my own skincare routine (a routine that now consists of slapping any cream on my face) yet always have time to slather goobs of lotion on the kids.

If I do become brave to take that shower I swear I can hear screams in my head as I wonder what if something happens to them while I am in there. Then there is the clingy child, or “velcro” as I like to call her, who will, like her namesake suggests, be stuck to me no matter what I do. With her I will have to hold her while I do everything (yes, everything). I swear with being pregnant, nursing or the clingy child I feel like someone has super-glued a child to me. Privacy indeed!

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