What “emergency” means

I was going to the bathroom, fan turned on to drown out the world (or at least my children), when I heard a furious pounding on my bedroom door.  I waited and the pounding continued.  Thinking somebody would be standing outside my door covered in blood or awaiting the Heimlich manoeuvre, I stumbled off the toilet as quickly as possible only to find Arabella standing there with a cup of hot cocoa. “I just wanted to know if I could put whipped cream in it.”

Even though I couldn’t care less, I just yelled, “no!” and slammed my door.  Hasn’t she learned that a locked door and a bathroom fan turned on mean “leave Mommy all alone for a very long time”? Apparently she thinks it means “ask Mommy the most pointless thing you can think of”. And she did.

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6 thoughts on “What “emergency” means

  1. I think that kids have a good sense of timing…they always have problems or questions while we are in the bathroom!!

    For the record, I would have yelled “no!” too!!

    Hope you had a great Christmas!

  2. I use the phrase ‘unless you are bleeding or missing a limb’ a lot in my house!

    My son and I had to have a long talk about appropriate screaming. One day when I was 9 months pregnant I was in my room (back of the house) and he was outside playing with his sister.

    Suddenly I hear him screaming bloody murder. I RUN down the hall thinking someone fell out of a tree or got their finger cut off!


    His sister through his toy (one from a cereal box) in the air and it landed in the garbage can.

    The boy was 7 at the time.

    Gotta love them!

  3. Same thing happens as soon as I get on the phone. I can go all day and as soon as I get on the phone, that’s when they just have to start asking me questions. What is up with that??

  4. Classic. I feel like there has been a lot of excessive kid yelling and screaming around our place lately, I don’t know if they think that will help them get more attention or what but I must say I think that a pointless question would be welcome over a whine around her, send her this way, we could trade if you want.

  5. I think I started having an actual anxiety attack today when kids were asking me questions or for help every five minutes.

  6. OH I am sooo posting about this!!! This has to be one of my biggest pet peeves. Just leave me alone in the bathroom please.

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