Friday, July 23

can i pee in peace... please

(mom gives the babe a new doo) 

You know... it used to be said that the bathroom was my little quiet happy place in the house. The one place for me to get away and find  peace and quiet.

So much for that notion.

This little baby has become quite the adventurous little explorer. Quite needy as well. Maybe it is the teething.

All I wanted to do was take a mini bathroom break. That's all. That's not too much to ask, right?


The little snotty nose, drooly, teething mini person sat outside the bathroom door crying... "mommy, mommy. I want you."

She wore me down. I opened the door. She crawled up onto my lap as I finished my visit to the potty.

Too much info? Sorry... that's motherhood.

and it's worth every minute!

Besides invading my privacy & stripping me of my dignity... her newest hobbies include eating all things wax and creating beautiful sharpie masterpieces throughout the house. 

It's awesome. This age is fantastic...

Maddy update: 
She is back in America. I have talked to her a few times since she got back to the mission headquarters.  She is having a great time. 

She knows my mom is quite the worry wart. When she crossed back over the border she called and left her a message... "mimi, I'm not dead & I don't have malaria." Mom was happy. 

When I spoke to her she said. "mom, all I can say is... God bless America." I think she's happy to be back on American soil. 

I pick her up from the airport in the morning. I can't wait to get my hands on her. 


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    As a mom of four boys, I can totally feel your pain! I can't even remember the last time I didn't have an entourage accompany me to the bathroom! Welcome to motherhood!

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  3. HAHAHA Yep, it is too much to ask. Mine is running in trouble when i take a potty break!
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  4. It's always so exciting when missionaries come home. Have fun with her!


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  7. I hope all is well! I haven't been by in awhile. It was great to see what you have been up to.

  8. That is so true. I can't remember the last time I got my own toilet paper or flushed the bathroom myself. Seems there is always a little helper in there with me...

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  10. Your little one is adorable. Love her curls!

  11. so funny! i can't imagine! i pee with the door open because well there really isn't anything to worry about lol.

  12. I can so relate. I've only started closing the youngest is 5. Glad your girl is back home safe too.

  13. I feel your pain. If they can't talk, then they stick their little hands underneath the door. Too funny! So happy she made it back and looking foward, if you do, of hearing how this affected her!!