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Why did I have kids? #293

Welcome to the newest edition of “Why Did I Have Kids?”

Reason #293 – They keep me humble

Getting out of the shower is never a fun thing because the shower faces a wall of mirrors in my bathroom.  Why this ever seemed like a good idea, I’m not sure.  But as the bathroom in question is pretty tiny, it was either that or there is no mirror at all and I have to pluck my eyebrows in the reflection of the faucet, which wasn’t going to work for me either.

So, every morning I get out of the shower (ok, so maybe not EVERY morning) and HELLO! Good morning, given-birth-to-three-body, now go away.

Now, please cleanse your mind of THAT mental image.  PLEASE.

Aaaaand, we’re moving on now.

Me stepping out of the shower, Nathaniel comes careening around the corner…because WHY would I ever need a moment to myself in the bathoom? I am never more interesting to my children than those precious few seconds I am in the bathroom.  I don’t know what magic they think I produce or what danger might befall me, but they aren’t going to ever chance missing it by not being RIGHT.AT.MY.SIDE.

Again, moving on.

Nathaniel has caught me getting out of the shower and I’m all “Go! GO! GOOOOO!”

He turns to leave.

But not before he sings this lovely little ditty.

“Do your boobs hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?”

Giggling himself silly.


Say it with me, friends.  Why did I have kids?

30 Comments on “Why did I have kids? #293”

  1. #1 Kristine
    on Sep 17th, 2008 at 10:13 pm


    Oh boy, the things I have to look forward to.

    Kristines last blog post..To tell or not to tell

  2. #2 Lori
    on Sep 17th, 2008 at 10:45 pm


    Loris last blog post..She’s Turning Six…

  3. #3 melody is slurping life
    on Sep 17th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    LMAO, too!

    How old is he?

    I’ve lived this…x4…enjoy everything to come. 🙂

    melody is slurping lifes last blog post..The Boy Had Surgery – His Parents Are Dazed and Confused

  4. #4 Karalyn
    on Sep 17th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Do you throw them over your shoulder
    like a continental soldier…
    Hey I know that song!

  5. #5 Awesome Mom
    on Sep 17th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Rofl! That is hilarious!

    I hate that our shower faces the mirror too. The previous owner saw fit to add a full length mirror to the door of the bathroom, so when I get out of the shower I get it from all angles. Sigh!

    Awesome Moms last blog post..Kid stuff

  6. #6 Dawn
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 5:03 am

    He made me giggle myself silly too! I shall be laughing all the way to work.

    Just wait till he reaches puberty. You can exact your revenge (in a kindly sort of way IF you’re feeling generous) and he’ll never trouble you again!! Worked for me!

    Talking about bathrooms. I just went into the kids one and found blood everywhere. I’m talking in the shower, up the walls, over the floor, across the loo, just everywhere. What? I had 3 perfectly innocent teenagers walk out the door to school a while back. Was anything said. Nothing! Either my youngest has had a nosebleed and “conveniently” forgotten to tell me or we have a practicing axe murderer on our hands. Kids – don’t you just love ’em. Must have been one hell of a nosebleed. And I’ve only partly cleared up – he can do the rest when he gets home!

  7. #7 Sarah Clapp
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 7:49 am

    OMG! He and Charlie may have been seperated at birth! I’ll have to send you, off line,my burst in the bathroom experience sometime. It was wrong on so many levels.

    Sarah Clapps last blog post..I Love Being Spanx’d!

  8. #8 SciFi Dad
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Your son is awesome.

    SciFi Dads last blog post..Independence

  9. #9 Gwendolyn
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Hilarious! I’m a mean mommy, and I lock the door. Then I get little fingers under the door, as if they can’t handle the separation even a moment longer. LOL

    Gwendolyns last blog post..

  10. #10 edith
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Love this – LOL. I really needed the laugh this morning too – thanks.

    ediths last blog post.."For Sale by Owner"

  11. #11 Desera
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    How right you are! I only have one, but I don’t think I’ve been able to be in the bathroom for any reason by myself since she “arrived” 11 years ago! I am cracking up about the song Nathaniel was singing too! Too funny! They are just SO great for your self image too, aren’t they??

  12. #12 Lian's Parenting Tips
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 11:11 am

    That’s sooo funny. Oh great, I guess that’s what’s gonna go through my mind every time I shower now.

    Lian’s Parenting Tipss last blog post..Vegetable Garden Planting

  13. #13 Ashley Hast
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    That’s quite funny. Made me laugh out loud, and reminded me of the things my kids do while I’m in the bathroom as well. They’re insane!

    Ashley Hasts last blog post..Cookie tries so hard….

  14. #14 Melisa
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    How do you know he was talking about you?

    Maybe he had been watching porn while you were taking a shower. 🙂

    Melisas last blog post..You Can Take The Girl Out of High School…

  15. #15 Heather
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Oh, Nathaniel is too funny! Yeah, with 3 boys in the house, I always LOCK THE DOOR. 🙂

    It was great seeing you and your family at the walk. Peyton looks so good and I am so excited that the end of her treatment is soon. How much longer??

    Heathers last blog post..Holding Hands

  16. #16 threeundertwo
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 1:47 pm


    threeundertwos last blog post..The Big Scavenger Hunt

  17. #17 WM
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Lord help me that’s funny…uh but only because it didn’t happen to me 😉

    WMs last blog post..In search of the butt bra

  18. #18 Wendy
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Oh I’m soooo with you! That’s why I started going to Curves. I can deal with my husband seeing me naked, but the kids don’t understand “tact” yet. lol

    Wendys last blog post..Just Resting. Not Quitting.

  19. #19 brandy fihsman
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Ok! I’m grossed when my 3 year old comes in and say “i see your boobies”. I can imagine how gross i’m gonna feel when he is 10 and says this to me. It is time to get a lock for that door.

  20. #20 lori astacio
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Ooooohhhh, Nathaniel! That is too funny.

    Thanks for the giggles at a time giggling was needed.

  21. #21 lucille
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Several weeks ago you added a link to midwestern mommy’s blog. She had just found out that she has cancer. How is she doing? She hasn’t updated again and I can’t stop thinking about her.

  22. #22 Heather
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    OMG….I am laughing so hard I just wee wee’d a little! Funny stuff.

    Heathers last blog post..BAD DOG!

  23. #23 Jennifer
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    O.M.G! That is too funny!

    Jennifers last blog post..Hello Penelope! Goodbye Penelope!…

  24. #24 Dan Cohen
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    awww Anissa….

    Can you please clone your 3 kids for me, pleeeeeeeaaaase?

    Dan Cohen
    North Miami Beach, FL

  25. #25 inthefastlane
    on Sep 18th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Ah Ha Ha!!! Kids!…My three year old snuck into the bathroom the other morning and asked me “whats that black stuff where you don’t have have a winkie?” Nice.

    inthefastlanes last blog post..Kissing Our Own Owies

  26. #26 To Think Is To Create
    on Sep 19th, 2008 at 1:28 am

    HA–yeah, had a moment like this the other day. Was changing, they insist on coming in, am in just bra and pants with belly and “battle wounds” showing, i do a little dance to make them laugh–one acts shocked and horrified at all the jiggling and the other thinks it’s hysterical. Sigh. I didn’t mean to traumatize him, promise…

    To Think Is To Creates last blog post..Makes Perfect Sense

  27. #27 Summer
    on Sep 19th, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Oh my goodness – I’m rolling on the floor laughing my head off. I’m a new reader here — love it!

  28. #28 Mishel
    on Sep 19th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Ha-ha! I laughed out loud at that one! My son is only 20-mos. old but he knows and says, or attempts to at least, the word boob. And he knows where they are! Not so funny when you’re in Wal-Mart though and he does that or yells pee!

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