Friday, July 08, 2005

A Long Time Coming

This is a relatively new phenomenon, and it deserves some sort of acknowledgement here on the ol' blog. The conversation goes like this:

Me: (standing in the bathroom doorway): Hey, guys, I'm gonna take a shower.
Them: (scattered around the downstairs): Okay! Great! Okay!
Me: I'll be out in ten minutes.
Them: Okay!
Me: I'm gonna leave the door open. If you need something, just come in.
Them: Okay, Mom!
Me: What is the one thing that you shouldn't do no matter what?
Them: Answer the front door.
Me: You got that? Do not answer the door no matter what.
Them: Of course not!
Me: Okay, then. No answering the door. Because you did that one time when Uncle E. came over.
Them: Mom!
Me: Yes?
Them: We were only four then.
Me: I know, it's just...
Them: Mom!
Me: Yes?
Them: Will you just take a shower now?
Me: Oh. Okay.

So this post is dedicated to my daughters, who do not open the front door no matter what.


Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor said...

Congratulations for the milestone!

It's weird to think back and remember a time when you /didn't/ have to check all members of your family before bathing isn't it?

ver said...

Ha! No kidding. But occasionally they'll just come in and "hang out" while I'm showering, frequently asking me to wipe the fog off the glass so they can talk to me. This drives me nuts. It is at those times when I remind myself that, hey, at least I'm actually taking a shower and not just wishing for it.

Baby steps.