Monday, May 11, 2009

Potty Break...

I thought it was only me. I should have known better. Yes, I hide in the bathroom. I have since found out others do it too.

This all started when a fellow reader commented on my hard day with "Maybe you can lock yourself in the bathroom for 5 minutes."

You mean, really, it's not just me?

After a fit of laughter I began to think. This must be a common mom trick. Let me tell you a bit more about my technique. Perhaps it could be useful in your life too.

It comes on between 6 and 7pm. I'll look at hubby and say, "I have a stomach ache." I will then proceed to the bathroom, lock the door, and read magazines. No, of course I do not really need to go. What I need is a mommy time out. A time to stare at models in magazines, look at clothes, makeup, and reminisce about the way things used to be (and where some particular body parts used to be too).

I figured the man had to be on to me. I mean really...a stomach ache just about every night?! Then...just the other night while watching t.v. a commercial comes on. It is about Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. Hubby looks over at me, eyes wide, and exclaims...."Oh, look at this commercial! I think that is what you have. You have a stomach ache every night after dinner!"

Poor, poor man. If he only knew :)

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  1. I think my husband pulls that one on me....every night when it is time to do dishes!!! :0)
    Cute post!

  2. I always love to hear stories like this...I think moms are the most resourceful people I know!!


  3. That's too funny. Hopefully hubby won't be pushing you to go to the doc and what not. Your twins are just too cute (and, of course, oh so innocent looking). Perhaps next you can start getting migraines--good excuse for a nap!

  4. hee, hee....hope he doesn't read your blog! :) I lock myself in the bathroom periodically throughout the day. I have to actually lock the door though or I have an audience. When I'm really stressed I lock myself in there, draw a scalding hot bath and eat an entire pint of ice cream. :)

  5. That's too funny!! I actually have a friend with IBS - for real! But if it works for you by all means go for it!!

  6. Oh yes, my Mom used to hide in the bathroom and take baths for hours and hours....after awhile i caught on ;)...

  7. HA! So FUNNY! I too hide out in the bathroom.
    Great giveaway! I've got one too!

  8. Too funny. But even mommies need their space and some peace and quiet too. When my kids were all very young there were times when I thought I would bolt out the front door and just run as fast and as far as I could...but never did cause I knew I'd just end up running all the way back home again.