Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Not A Moment To Rest

This afternoon I amazingly got all of the boys down for a nap at the same time and decided to take advantage with a run on the treadmill. I knew I had a limited amount of time so I cooled down as quickly as possible and jumped into the bath (yes, we are still waiting for our bathroom remodel to be fully functional- so a bath it is).

I was only in the bath a few minutes when the door swung wide open and Joey and Tommy tumbled in. I pulled my legs up to my chest, suddenly aware of my recent shyness around Joey.

Tommy: "Are you taking a bath, Mumma?"
Me: "Uh-huh. Could you go wait in your room and I'll be right out?"
Tommy: "Are you just having so much fun in there, Mumma?"
Me: "Um. No. I'm getting cold now. Could you close the door?"
Joey: "You have boobies, Mom."
Me: "Yes, I do."
Joey: "That's funny."
Me: "Why is that funny?"
Joey: "I don't know."
Tommy: "There is milk in yos boobies."
Joey: "Yeah, for Benny."
Me: "Right."
Joey: "I used to drink that milk when I was little."
Tommy: "Me too."
Me: "Yep."
Tommy: "Do you have a penis?"
Me: "No, boys have penises. Mummie is a girl, and I have a vagina."
Joey: "Can I see it?"
Me: "NO. That's private. We don't show people our penises or vaginas. Could you please go wait in your room now?"
Joey and Tommy: "Okay."
Joey: "You have a lot of water in there. Can I have that much water when I take a bath?"
Me: "Sure."
Joey: "Okay. Now don't splash, cuz Daddy gets mad."
Me: "Okay. You two can go now. I'm freezing."

The boys finally left, but for the remainder of the 2 minutes it took me to wash up I kept seeing little fingers poking under the door, followed by, "Are you done yet, Mumma?"

Who knew I would be so sorely missed after an absence of just 5 minutes? A little annoying, yes, but also a bit flattering.


painted maypole said...

first of all, yay to you for using the correct words for body parts. we do, too.

and I love the little fingers under the door.

Anonymous said...

Little fingers under the door! Lucky you, I have them all in with me. Privacy is a rare commodity indeed and as PM says, good for you for using the right words.

Kellan said...

Such a darling story and so sweet that they want to be near their mommy! But, it is hard to not get a moments peace to take a bath - isn't it? See you soon. Kellan

Anonymous said...

I too applaud the proper use of body part names.

There's a great book about this scenario in a book, "Peeing in Peace"...I think it happens somewhere around college :)

Family Adventure said...

LOL - how cute is that?!

They are quite the little pair, aren't they?


the dragonfly said...

Cute kids. I just love the image of little fingers under the door. :)

Anonymous said...

Do you have the book "5 Minutes Peace"? It is about an elephant mommy whose kids won't even leave her alone in the bath.

girlymom said...

This is too funny! I love how honest the kids are. My girls and I have been having lots of talks lately about milk since I am nursing again...quite interesting! Good luck in your adventures in bathing!

girlymom said...

Oh yeah...I love that they reminded you not to splash! Just goes to show that they do listen to what daddy says! Cute-

Unknown said...

Oh, that's adorable. I can't imagine explaining body parts like that. Egads! We never get a moment's solitude do we??

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