Before I had kids I never appreciated the ease to use the restroom, shower or change without interruption. I simply took it for granted that I would get to do these things without someone barging in, often screaming some combination of words that makes no sense at all to any rational human being. A small person in desperate need for you right then. A need they couldn’t recognize only a minute earlier before the door shut. A need that only Mom can fill.
No, before children I took for granted the ease to simply go to the bathroom alone and stay in it alone. I am not talking hours of reading on the loo, just 5 minutes. FIVE uninterrupted minutes to change or brush my hair or you know do anything without someone needing me as soon as they don’t see me. That is all just FIVE.
Although I am going to be real honest here and admit that I would settle for four and three-quarters if need be. I am not picky. Really, I can compromise as long as I can wash my face in peace.