If you take your mama’s bathroom necessities…

There are two bathrooms in my home. One is Cheyenne’s and the other is mine. In both these bathrooms we store extra toilet paper under the cabinet. I try and always keep a couple of rolls under the cabinet – mostly I have four or more under there. When Cheyenne runs out of toilet paper she grabs a couple of rolls from under my bathroom cabinet.

This morning, at the most inopportune time, I realized that the toilet paper roll in my bathroom was empty. I also discovered that Cheyenne had confiscated all the rolls I had under the cabinet. I was not pleased with this discovery. Thankfully, I had just replaced the tissue box that had been empty for a week with a new one the day before. I groaned loudly from the bathroom, “CHEYENNE – YOU TOOK ALL THE TOILET PAPER.” Cheyenne said, “Oh…sorry mom.”

Only a handful of minutes later while taking a shower I realized that there was no shampoo in the shower.  As soon as I recognized it was missing in action I knew where it was – in Cheyenne’s shower.   This time in my state of frustration I let out a loud angst-filled moan that sounded like a wounded moose.  It was the natural expression of frustration from a mom who knew in that moment that this was the inevitable reality of her life.  The sound said it all – pitiful, defeated, and irritated all rolled into one horribly tortured sound.

I had to wash my hair with body wash. It felt wrong.  I felt wronged.

When I got out of the shower and opened the bathroom door a roll of toilet paper and bottle of shampoo were sitting by the door.  Clearly my wounded moose sound had quite the effect.   I am making note of that – it may come in handy in the future.  Apparently my wounded moose moan was more than pitiful, defeated, and irritated…apparently it was also foreboading and frightening.

Well, if you take your mama’s bathroom necessities what do you expect? ;-)

Day one thousand and fifty-two of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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2 Responses to If you take your mama’s bathroom necessities…

  1. Avatar of stormchaser stormchaser says:

    I’m anticipating the day when Kendra is old enough to start taking my things… I’m thinking my toilet paper will go in a big lock box. ;)

  2. PrairieWoman says:

    I have my bathroom and Emily who is now living at home with me again, has hers. Oh how sweet it is when the tables have turned with age. I now help myself to all of her necessities when I need them. And sometimes I borrow makeup, perfume (if I like it) and even jewelry if the mood strikes me.

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