When I'm lucky enough to take a shower, this is my view.
Throughout the course of the day I share just about every moment with my kids unless they're napping (and sometimes even then as well since my daughter's been teething) or Daddy takes them for an adventure. Every once in a while I get lucky and both of them overlap their naps by an hour or so.
That hour is pure heaven. I tell myself I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to work. I'm going to do a workout DVD. I'm going to clean. But I usually end up on the computer pinning, Facebook stalking or reading other blogs.
I'm sure I'm not alone, right?
I guess I just didn't think that having kids would mean that I lost all forms of privacy from them. That I'd actually have to schedule me time.
I remember hearing stories from my mommy friends about how they never get to go to the bathroom alone. Never get to shower in peace. Never have a moment to themselves when their kids are awake. But I always figured that bathroom time would still be alone time when I had kids.
What was I thinking?
Every few days I need to shower. But, of course, this can never be done alone either. My daughter now refuses to take baths so she tries to convince me that she needs to take a shower with me instead of a bath on her own. My daughter begs to jump in and join along by pulling her clothes off. She's not even 18 months and can undress herself at the drop of a hat.
I try to discourage her, especially when she just took a shower with me the day before. Because, you know, I don't really get to shower when she's in there with me. And I'd really like to make sure that more than just one of my arms is clean. I've been known to come out with only one armpit shaved...
But she's pretty convincing. And 9 times out of 10 she wins. I'm sure you wouldn't be able to resist either...
What do you now share with your kid that you didn't think you would?