I See Little People

We enjoy the kids. We really do, right? The chubby cheeks, the little arms around your neck, the rambling pointless stories. And when they can't pronounce their "r's", well, that's just pig in a poke cute.

But, what is it about the Little People that they possess this uncanny ability to always know when you have just:
  • sat down on the toilet
  • called a friend long distance
  • put shampoo in your hair
  • dared to sit and eat
  • stepped into the bath
  • started know... in the bedroom (or anywhere else)
  • pressed play on your favorite Tivo'd show
  • gone to the liquor store without saying goodbye

Whether they're sleeping, playing happily with their toys, or harrassing the dog, they can sense the moment you are actually relaxing. And that is just not allowed! Didn't you get the memo?

Take today for example. My daughter is watching Drake and Josh (don't even email me that she's too young for this show; she has a wicked crush on Drake and it may mean my life if I intervene; the heart wants what it wants people) and since she is normally entranced with Drake for thirty minutes straight I sneak downstairs to use the restroom.

Almost immediately she is downstairs jiggling the bathroom doorknob which is about six inches from my face.

"Just a minute!" I say through gritted teeth."Oh, no. I'm not trying to come in mommy. I'm just gonna play with the doorknob."

Well. There you have it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's hiliarious! Just wants to play with the doorknob, does she? There's some nice timing. Did you ask her why she never plays with the doorknob when you're not behind said door? Not that that would yield great results, I'm sure.

Posted by: Caryn | 03/12/2006 at 03:48 PM

hilarious! and oh soooo true. drake and josh??? it's all good.....i'm a grownup and still crack over that's so raven!i love it. oh i don't want to come in i just want to play with the doorknob! love it love it!

Posted by: Days Like These! | 03/12/2006 at 03:49 PM

Have you been putting cameras in my house? Yes, I'd say this sounds like my day to day life. And then, on really bad days, I loook at my big ol' belly and think, "HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND? You're doing it AGAIN??" LOLOL.... ah yes. Love the little people.

Posted by: Kdubs | 03/12/2006 at 05:16 PM

What's funny is I just finished watching Drake & Josh with my girlys. That show cracks my ass up!!! Thanks for the groovy comments. I'm glad to meet you too. I'll be back again soon :)

Posted by: MommaK | 03/12/2006 at 05:19 PM

I CONCUR!OMG, my kids ALWAYS know when I'm doing ANY of those things, especially anytime I'm on the phone or in the restroom. ~sigh~I finally got them to NOT come in, thankfully but NOW they enjoy playing with the door knob or kicking the door or asking me questions. UGH!Oh and Drake & Josh is watched here as well, my daughter may have a crush too.

Posted by: Virenda | 03/12/2006 at 06:01 PM

oh, the doorknob thing. that's really very cute, since you know, it didn't happen at my house. (today anyway)

Posted by: HolyMama! | 03/12/2006 at 07:41 PM

I see you expanded your bathroom, cool. The apple doesn't fall far...She's quick. Yes!

Posted by: Freakren | 03/12/2006 at 08:07 PM

The bathroom was my last bastion of freedom...and now, I have given up my showers to my youngest. He screams if I don't take him in the shower with me....why he would want to see his mother nekkid, is beyond me.

Posted by: Ditsy Chick | 03/12/2006 at 09:07 PM

Love this post! you are frickin hilarious!!is that too strong of language to use here?? OK.... you are truely at the top of your comical game.

Posted by: Crazy and lovin' it | 03/12/2006 at 11:13 PM

Ha! Yes, the little people are all the same.However, stragenly enough - the SAME rules apply to my Mother in Law! Just try to sit down for dinner, start some fun in the bedroom, or...Whatever. If the phone rings at a bad moment, I just lift it up and say 'Hi Jackie'. (She thinks I'm psychic)

Posted by: Sam | 03/12/2006 at 11:20 PM

Tell me about it. *sigh* Drake and Josh - Cameron (the 7 yr old) LOVES Drake. She was so mad Friday when it was supposed to be on but Spongebob was on instead. She likes Spongebob but not over DRAKE! (and psst..I like the theme song.)Hey, you asked what I did for a living - I researched and paid delinquent property taxes, and paid supplemental taxes (property) in California (you know those, I'm sure!) for a mortgage company. I loved my job - especially researching who to charge penalty/interest to, but I didn't miss dealing with the mean people. :)

Posted by: Lisa | 03/13/2006 at 05:31 AM

Haha! Way to relax on the pooper.

Posted by: TheIdleReceptionist | 03/13/2006 at 06:19 AM

PS - days like these! I love That's so Raven, too. Hehe

Posted by: TheIdleReceptionist | 03/13/2006 at 06:19 AM

Lmao! I don't know how many bathroom locks we have been through from the kids trying to get in though a locked door?!!!

Posted by: mommyof4 | 03/13/2006 at 07:40 AM

I hide out in the cold cellar when I want some time alone now. I so know how you feel, girl.

Posted by: mama_tulip | 03/13/2006 at 10:47 AM

Hehehehe! I cannot tell you how much this discribes my life right now! I ALWAYS enjoy your posts! And my little Brookie has a thing for Drake - big time.

Posted by: Angela | 03/13/2006 at 02:08 PM

I don't even bother shutting the door anymore LOL

Posted by: WendyWings | 03/13/2006 at 03:21 PM

I feel your pain, Lena. Happens to me all the time, especially when i want to use my computer (I now have to blog while the computer is up on the kitchen counter, if I sit I will get attacked.) that's hilarious that all she wanted to do was play with the doorknob! On days like this, all I can think is, why do we buy you kids so many toys if all you want to do is play with the doorknob, or raid the the kitchen cabinet drawers?

Posted by: Chic Mommy | 03/13/2006 at 06:31 PM

It's so nice to see that I'm not the only one that has issues because they can't get five minutes of "me time". And by "me time" I mean the grocery store alone, emptying the garbage alone, paying bills. You know - PAMPERING yourself.

Posted by: Lena | 03/13/2006 at 10:55 PM

Now you're scaring me, Lena. Are we all really that same-same?! What if we moms were all living in a parallel universe where we just have different character but playing the very same roles but at different times...woowooowooooo!!! Luvblogyours! (and again, this kat missed the firstwave. i blame the 3 munchsters for that.)

Posted by: iKat | 03/14/2006 at 12:51 PM

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