As I finish pouring milk for the kids' supper, I realize it's been over 8 hours since I last visited a bathroom. Noting their content expressions as they munch on their food, I decide that now would be a good time to make a trip.
I close the bathroom door. I don't lock it. That would just be silly, right?
I haven't stepped one foot away from the door when there's a little knock.
Princess: "Mommy! Mommy!"
Me: *Sigh* "What do you need?"
Princess: "I need you!!"
Me: "Right now?!?!"
Princess: " Yes, I need to tell you something."
Me: *Realizes that she's not going anywhere until I hear her out* "What do you need to tell me?"
Princess: *Thoughtful silence* "Ummmmmmmmmmmmm....."
Me: "Can it wait until I'm at least out of the bathroom?"
Princess: *Horrified as if she thinks I plan on spending the rest of the week hiding in the bathroom. It's a nice thought, actually* "No! I need to tell you now!"
Me: *Reluctantly* "Okay, what is it then?"
Princess: "Ummmmmmmmm.....ummmmmmmmmm.......ummmmmmmmmmm....did you know that if your head falls off, it will hurt?!?"
Me: *Slightly sarcastic tone which goes right over Princess's head* "No, really?"
Princess: *Lets herself into the bathroom so I can hear the gruesome facts a little better. Thankfully, by this time, I'm heading to the sink to wash my hands, eliminating all those awkward questions* "And did you know that it will bounce on the floor?!?!?"
Me: "Yup. I did. Now go finish your supper."
Sigh. So much for a few moments of peace.