Saturday, July 5, 2008

Dialogue With a Four Year Old

Setting the scene:
A Mommy closes the door to the bathroom and locks it.(Mommy's can do that when their kids get a bit older.) Her four year old little boy appears at the door. (Naturally.)

Four Year Old: Mommy what are you doing?

Mommy: Going to the bathroom.

Four Year Old: Why'd you lock the door?

Mommy: So I could be alone.

Four Year old: What does that mean?

Mommy: (sigh) I don't know.

27 comments:

Gotta GROW with it said...

HAHAHA! So very, very true!

Kara said...

Ha! Yeah. Seriously. What IS alone? I think alone is when your kids have all gone off to college and you wish they were standing outside your bathroom door again asking you what you are doing. :-)

Funny.

Heather said...

What is going to the bathroom alone??? I've not done that in 3.5 years! :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I was beginning to think that I would never go to the bathroom alone for the rest of my life.

Thank you for giving me hope. :)

His Girl said...

hysterical!

here's some hope for you- nowadays, if I want my kids to get out of my room, all I have to do is tell them I'm about to get undressed in 5-4-3-2... and they run out screaming. aaaaahhhh....privacy!!!

Carissa said...

okay...that is funny. it is the simple things in life that are the funniest. great post! sure like you!

Darlene R. said...

Been there, done that!

Alone time~~hahaha!

Denise said...

ummm, was this your house or mine?

i have had this conversation before.

they always find me there, behind the locked door... i am never alone.

Shelley said...

A locked door is an invitation to come bug mommy.

Leah in Iowa said...

I had the same conversation with my 3yo 10 years ago but when I told her that I like to go potty by myself, she replied, "But you already did that today!" ha!

Kristen said...

LOL! They always seem to know when we need those moments alone to collect ourselves!

Susan said...

Trust me when I tell you...it doesn't get any better when they get older...it is ALWAYS when I head to the bathroom that a crisis arises!

Loved this sweet conversation.

Susan

Pam said...

A closed door and being on the phone are always a magnet for the kids to come running...WHY is that?

Fran said...

Alone...whats that???

Jamie said...

I've been there too!

Janelle said...

I was going to say exactly what Pam said. Phone calls and locked doors cause them to come running!

Earen said...

Funny you blog about this because just today I locked the bathroom door because my husband was here with the kids. Still they wonder & want to be inside...I agree too, phone calls do the same thing!

The Small Scribbler said...

Mine don't come in anymore. But, they line up and yell through the door EVERY time. Sigh...right along with you.

Kate

Jolanthe said...

AMEN!! :) Someday I'll know, but by then I'll be so used to having someone following me in, I'll probably have forgotten what I went in there for! :)

Jolanthe

Teresa said...

That is too perfect!

Been there as well and I echo the comments about the phone as well!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Not missing those days at all, my friend. Not one little smidge.

Short Stop said...

Oh my word. SO true, my friend. I have missed reading your blog. How on earth did I survive without the internet for a week?

Kenna Sue said...

This scenario will continue to play out, even to the pre-teen years. I don't think I'll actually be able to go to the bathroom alone until the kids go to college.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh so true! It's like the time my daughter asked me what it meant to be early...clearly I have forgotten since having kids.

Julie said...

Your posts made me laugh!!! I loved the bathroom story and the traveling jeans with holes!!!

Keep up the great work on the big D. I know you will do well.

Lisanne said...

I can totally identify. LOL! :) You know, I feel like every time I sneak open our pantry door or fridge to get a snack, the kids must have super-human hearing. They always come tearing over to me, wanting to eat whatever I've got. I almost have to sneak snacks! LOL! :)

Sarah Markley said...

yeah....