Ever feel like you just can't find a minute alone--even to go to the toilet? I get it. Over at mom.me, I've posted a new article on the subject. Here's how it opens: ------------------
If you have small children, you know they like to follow you into the bathroom. In fact, 92 percent of mom bloggers have written, at one time or another, about the simple desire for getting to go to the toilet by themselves. (Actually, I just made up that percentage, but it sounds about right.) It’s not that we don’t love being with our kids, but come on. Give a mother a break, right?
Let’s begin with one thing: Our little ones follow us to the bathroom not to invade our privacy, but because they just like being with us. Still, we deserve some alone time.
If you find that you need some privacy, or if your child is old enough to begin learning about specific boundaries and personal-space issues, here are some suggestions for finding a couple of minutes of “me time” in the bathroom.