Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Simple Act of Showering

The simple and usually relaxing act of showering is destroyed and gone awry when you need to supervise a one year old at the same time. This, I've recently learned.

Once in a great while I need to take a shower.

When I stink and there is no way of getting around it, I decide to head into the bathroom with a bucket of toys my daughter has never seen. About a minute into the shower she decides these toys are beneath her and starts pounding on the shower doors. Of course I start washing only what absolutely needs to be washed with my blood pressure rising. It's normally about the time I have my head covered in shampoo that she somehow manages to shut herself in the dark closet and begins to scream. I, of course, have to rescue her, naked and covered in shampoo.

My hurried shower normally ends with her banging her head on the door and using her baby sign language - signing "all done" over and over to me. As soon as I step out she demands to be held, annoyed at the fact I wasn't giving her the attention she deserves. I sit her down screaming to quickly get dressed, vowing to never shower again no matter what.

The simple act of showering has been ruined by a one year old. Also add to that, the act of doing laundry, emptying the dishwasher, watching tv, sleeping etc...

2 comments:

Milo's Creations said...

I feel your pain, especially now that my 1 year old has mastered the fine art of climbing out of his pack n play. At least she didn't play in the toilet or dump shampoo on the floor like my son has done...

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

yeahhhh....I just want to go use the bathroom without being interrupted. I usually don't start "stinking" until day 4 but a nice AHEM potty moment....now that's what I miss.