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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Run Awaaaay!

Let's pretend you're me for a second, ok?  I'll set the scene:

You want to send out a semi-important email so you set yourself up and crack open your laptop.  You take a breath, gather your thoughts and juuuust as you begin to clickity clack on the keyboard the three ring circus begins.  
The baby purposefully squishes her entire puree pouch out onto the freshly changed bed sheets.  At that same time, your husband appears from around the corner and starts to give you a history lesson on the French Revolution.  Whhhaaa? Is he new? Has he met me?  Why would he think I care about this right now?  Whatever, you just go with it and pretend to listen while you separate the baby from the sweet potato goo oozing on the bed, which launches her into a long winded squeel/whine.  Is Ryan still talking?  Yes.  Does squealy whiny baby deter him from the lesson?  Nah, he's good.  Just as he wraps up what he's talking about and you've pacified the squealing beeble with a new snack, you hear your name called from your mother's room.  "Maaaaarrriiiiieeeeeeeeeeee".  Good Grief.  
You just need five uninterrupted minutes.
What's the solution?
Email sent and I snuck a little pinterest retreat in there too.
 Thanks to parenthood, I've got a new perspective on the term 'restroom'.
Now I'm off to change the sheets, again.
Anyone else find themselves hiding behind the water heater or in the coat closet
 just to have an undemanded moment?

22 comments:

  1. this is tottaly me too haha love you photographs makes your bathroom look lovely xx

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    1. thank you! feels so silly to lock yourself in the bathroom to get actual business done but, we do what we gotta do!

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  2. There's a reason it's nickname is "the/my office"! :)

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    1. :) I totally thought about that when I was in there. Usually I hear it called that on dumb sitcoms when they're referring to getting their 'business done'.

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  3. I always seem to lock myself away in the bath room, just to catch up on emails or have a sneaky pinterest sesh!!

    Loving the blog Marie

    kay xxx

    mummyburgess.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you! Yea, I'm learning that it's called a 'restroom' for a reason! Ooh I think I'll add that to the blog post, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  4. I wish we had somewhere to hide sometimes, even the bathroom isn't sacred in our house. Glad not got you few minutes, even though you had to squeeze in with the bath tub.

    Loving the blog x x x

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    1. I'm learning that every parent needs a nook of some sort to hide in every now an then.

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  5. Wow good to know I'm not the only one that does this. My four year old Lola-Rose has started copying and takes her Toy laptop in her bathroom and says I'm having a mummy time out. They pick up on so much. Xxx

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    1. so cute! Love the name lola btw, it's in our top 10!

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  6. I friggen ALWAYS use the bathroom to sneak in a bit of computer time when I need it.

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  7. I do this ALL the time. When life gets too 'in my face', I pop in the bathroom, and then it's like a mini retreat where the noises outside seem to dull down a little. Bliss :) I'm loving your blog Marie- it looks super swish! x

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  8. I am glad you got your five minutes. I will remember this in the coming months, bathroom = room to grab five minutes of quite.

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  9. We all need time to ourselves :) cool blog Marie.
    I just have to sign for me on your site :)


    Yours Gunna (Guðrún unnur þórsdóttir on Facebook)

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  10. Yes, I keep my desk in the dining room because it is the least used room in the house and I know I can have a few quiet seconds in here now and again :)

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  11. Oh yes, the bathroom is the perfect spot to get a little rest. Have had many hiding times in there myself.

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  12. I loved reading this, since it describes my days with Melody.And now you seem so normal to me Marie..lol. I like it!!!

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  13. All.The.Time.
    Melissa will play so sweet all by herself in her room but the second I start something important she comes running to me. Must be some sort of spidersense...

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    1. yes! There's a reason women turn into nags, it's a coping mechanism against things like this :)

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  14. I don't have kids, but I can't even escape my cats in the bathroom. One of them knows how to open the door (old house, it doesn't latch properly), one scratches at the door the whole time, and the other will meow constantly until I just give in and let them in. I can't imagine kids being any better. lol

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  15. Marie, I can so relate to this as a mum to 2 kids and also a partner. They often need something or are asking me something all at the same time. What is it with being on the phone too that brings them out of the woodwork???!?! As mums we all need a place to retreat to. Cassie xx

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  16. Marie, I've just discovered this and I am addicted. I've just started a blog too, and it's so cool to see you start one too:)
    Lots of love!xxx

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