Monday, June 16, 2008

The Pecking Order of Parents

My hair was fully lathered and I about to rinse my hair when I heard Little Guy knocking on the bathroom door.

"Mom! mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble....."

"Little Guy, I can't hear you. I am in the shower." (Stating the obvious.)

I hear the door open wider as he takes a couple of steps inside the bathroom and yells even louder.

"Mom! It is time to mumble, mumble, mumble."

"Little Guy, I still didn't hear all of that. Hold on...." I hastily finish rinsing my hair, slide open the shower door and lean out so I can catch a glimpse of him around the corner.

"What is it, son?"

"Mom, it is time to take breakfast out of the oven?"

"Where is Dad?"

"He is busy."

Deep breath.

"Doing what?"

"Vaccuuming the hallway."

"So you walked past him to come in here to ask me to get out of the shower to dry off and come get breakfast?"

At this point he knows anything he says can and will be used against him in the Mom court of law.

"Go and ask Dad to turn off the vaccuum and help you with breakfast, please."

"Yes, maam."

My boys... they are a mystery and a constant source of interrupted showers.


Dr. Wifey said...

Mom knows best!

Felicia said...

Dee I have often said that I have not taken an uninterupted bath or shower since 1997.I wonder how our kids rationalize walking past one parent to get to another.As my girl has informed me there are certain things she needs her Daddy for and the other stuff I cover.It's great to be wanted and needed:).

From the Doghouse said...

But at least he noticed the breakfast needed to come out, instead of ignoring it and letting it burn!

Sue said...

Wait, I must have mis-read that: did you say your HUSBAND was VACUUMING???????????? Nicely, done, Deanna...nicely done.

Dr. Wifey said...

oh, my husband will vacuum. he says, you clean the kitchen, the bathrooms, do the laundry, straighten all the rooms, and I'll vacuum...hmmm, not quite balanced

Deanna said...

It's not the being wanted we mind... it's the being wanted to see "this" when we are wet and in the shower and the "this" turns out to be a computer game/gymastic skill/commercial on tv that bothers us, right Fe?

So true, doghouse. Shame on me for looking at the glass half empty! Ha!

Yes, Sue... vaccuuming. Don't faint, but he cleans bathrooms too!

And you got that right, Dr. Wifey! ALWAYS!!

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Nice Vacuum hubby...

ROFL, Moms court of law..... love it!!!

Miss Mud Puddle said...


K Storm said...

In our house I don't know if they leave Dad alone out of respect and awe or if they think he doesn't know how to do things like pour juice, etc.

It puzzles both me and my husband why they walk past him to interrupt my personal time for things like that.