When we are a mother, we want to ensure that we take care of our kids in the best way possible. From time to time, however, we would like the opportunity to be by ourselves and that can present a rather interesting problem, especially when you have children runningaround in the area.
There are many examples of this online. They include a father who was doing a live interview on BBC when his two children came running into the room. One of the children even did a dance in the background! There was also a mother who became famous after she posted a video on YouTube. She was hiding in the pantry to enjoy a snack and her daughters discovered her secret hideaway.
You can see it in the video below:
When we are parents, we can relate to these issues and it is something that we may deal with regularly. That is why the sign that this mother posted on her bathroom door has gone viral. It is addressed to those who might interrupt her, regardless of whether she was in there for a short amount of time or a long time.
The sign may be simple but it is effective. Going down through the list of all of the things children are NOT allowed to do while the mother is in the bathroom is hilarious.
1. Knock, unless the house is on fire or someone is bleeding AND/OR dead.
2. Scream questions at me if the shower is running! HOT TIP! I CAN’T HEAR YOU!
3. Wait for me within inches of the door and then yell at me when you get slammed in the face like that’s my fault.
4. Slip me notes of any kind, especially the ones with those check boxes. Ask yourself this question before knocking… Can I survive the next two minutes without mum?
This note was shared on the Mommas Helping Mommas Facebook Page and many people have been commenting on their own issues of trying to be alone in the bathroom.
There are others who want to print out the rules and postthem on their bathroom door as well. I think I’m off to do the same thing.