Sunday, February 28, 2010

You're never alone

I've been reading a book entitled, "Real Moms...Real Jesus: Meet the friend who understands" by Jill Savage. It's so good, I might add. There is a part in the book called "Can I please go to the bathroom alone?" You can guess what she talks about in this section. Reading her story of trying to go the bathroom while her four children are interrupting made me laugh about my own experience that happened a few shorts weeks before.

It was sometime in the afternoon and I ran to the bathroom. Both Garrison and Josiah were awake so I took Josiah into the bathroom with me. (I don't trust Josiah by himself with Garrison. Who knows what Garrison would do while I'm not in the room since he throws stuff at him with me right there.) Anyway, I had Josiah on the floor when there was a knock at the door.

me: "Who is it?" (I know fully well who it is.)

Garrison: "MOOOOM"

me: "Yes, Garrison?"


I open the door and two hands shove a box of cereal and a bowl my direction. Then he comes barreling into the bathroom. (In order for Garrison to get into the bathroom I had to quickly pick up Josiah and put him on my lap.)

Now if you've ever been in my house we have a very small bathroom on the main floor. It's a tight fit with all of us in there.

Garrison gets into the bathroom and we get the door closed. He realizes what I'm doing and starts grabbing the toilet paper and pointing at the toilet. After I thank him for helping me he begins to stand on the stool and wash his hands. Now a two year old trying to wash his hands by himself ends up being a bigger mess for me then clean hands for him. Plus, the only handle he can reach is the hot water side so I'm trying to help him get a good temperature. I would have turned off the water, but wasn't in the position to deal with a meltdown.

While all this is going on I realize that Josiah has thrown up at some point and now I'm covered in puke. Excellent!

I look at the three of us in the mirror and think all I wanted to do was go to the bathroom. Who knew there would be a party at the same time and take way more time than it should have? I love being a mom. Bathroom breaks used to be so boring before the two rug rats joined my days.


Lindsey said...

Haha! This is so funny because it is so real! It happens to me all the time! Have you ever had to nurse one while dealing with a meltdown from the other and be attempting to empty your bladder all at the same time? Oh, pure bliss of motherhood.

Sarah said...

That's great! I've never had to do that. The worst I've done while nursing was having to chase Garrison around the house to get him into a timeout. While doing that I kept thinking, I hope nobody can see me: shirt up, child to chest running after a two year old who thinks that it's so funny that mom is chasing him. The things we go through as mothers. :)

Jill said...

Great story, Sarah! I'm so glad you are enjoying the book! I love your blog!

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