When I was young, I knew exactly when to talk to my mom, whenever I saw her heading for the bathroom. It was nothing for her to have my sisters and I crowded around the door talking her ear off. Why did we do this, it's not like she was unavailable every other time of the day. Yeah, she worked, but she was a teacher and often got home soon after we did, she wasn't on the phone all the time, we sat as a family for dinner, so why, why, did we feel the need to capture that poor woman like a caged animal?
I am thinking of asking my children this question. I, for one, can not see the logic in it anymore, and am too old to recall the reason for doing this. But my kids... oh my kids.... have stumbled upon that little secret of Mommy Trapping like no body's business. They are there every time I turn around to pee, which like my mother, is often. How can they not talk to me for an hour, but when they see me headed that way, they instantly have the most dire need to chat? I am thinking of enforcing a "It's my potty and I'll shut the door if I want to" rule. I have no doubt that it will be a mute effort, but I am willing to try anything to get those darn kids to leave me & my throne alone just once.
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