Friday, September 4, 2009

not so spa-like

There was a time when the word "showering" was described with soapy, spa-like adverbs.  Steamy.  Refreshing.  Soothing.  Relaxing.  A vanilla scented 20 minutes of me-time.

Nowadays, showering is defined by none of the above.  You see, I have few good opportunities to shower in peace.  I refuse to get out of bed one millisecond before absolutely necessary in the morning, and I don't have one of those mythical "home at 5pm husbands" to give me a break to shower in the evenings.  Naptimes?  No way, jose.  Naps are sacred, my time to work or clean or read or blog or...who am I kidding, more and more often as the trimesters roll on- crash in bed and sleep so hard I wake 90 minutes later to the jarring sounds of Mister A shouting from his crib, drool crusted down my face and a little confused about who (or what) is making all that noise.  So without a better option, showers are taken hastily with A in the bathroom, slamming his toy tractor into the cupboards over and over again or throwing my hair products into the bathtub.  And after 3.5 minutes, when those activities are exhausted and boredom sets in...


And if that doesn't get my attention (and bring an end to this indulgent showering nonsense), he steps his efforts up a notch:


Only to give me one of these looks when I get out...

What's the rush, mom?  I'm being good!

15 comments:

The Lunoff Adventures said...

seriously that is hilarious!

The Writer Chic said...

At least you have a door. I fight getting the curtain flung back on me! =)

Shannon & Jon said...

Love it!

Brianne said...

I just laughed out loud at those pictures - hilarious!

Ashley said...

OMG! So hilarious!! You should pop over to my blog that I posted today and see what repeated "face smashing" can do to otherwise charming 1920s french doors. They're filthy and they're cleaned nearly every day. Oh, boys, so fun!

The Babcock Family said...

omg those photos are too much!!!

Melissa said...

falling down laughing...

Brandy said...

just awesome.

mommara said...

You need to frame these and put them up n a guest bath. Too cute!

Lisa said...

too cute!

Karen said...

OMG, I love that you captured that! Too funny!

Karen

Kaden said...

HILARIOUS!!! At least you have a glass door and not a shower curtain or you'd have a visitor in there! These pics are priceless!

Sara said...

OMG! This is the best thing I've seen all year! I'm with mommara - you should totally print these out and hang them in the guest bath!!

Kimberly Peterson said...

LOL this is a hilarious post because i literally almost posted I think on this exact day how it is IMPOSSIBLE to take a bath in peace!! I have H and C BOTH trying to crawl in there with me "My tun my tun!!" NO my tun H to shave my legs - patient, patient!! love the pics - I laughed quite hard

Lily Kate said...

Seriously! I was laughing out loud to myself when I was reading this blog (Ryan's gone & Lily is sleeping so yes, i am completely by myself)-I'm thinking it is my absolute favorite! Those pictures are worth 1,000 words! LOVE it! Amen to the showering during nap time-I wait until Lily is good and full and then I put her in her exercauser in the bathroom! LOL! Love you!