Wednesday, May 16, 2012

So I Took a Shower Today...

(This post will be completely SFW-Safe For Work.  Unless you work at HGTV...)

Everyone keeps encouraging me that I don't have to get up before my kids to shower, or wait for them to go to bed.  That they're old enough to spend 15 minutes by themselves without hurting themselves.  Today they proved this theory right- they accomplished great feats during my shower this morning, without hurting themselves, and I got a re-decorated kitchen out of it:

I love how, with the tiger in the bowl, they mix whimsical with the tranquility of the sleeping Hello Kitties.

I even took the time to put on my make-up.

They call this piece "Ducks Sailing Into Time-Out"

If anyone is at all curious, they accomplished what's in the first picture by putting a step stool ONTO the kitchen counter, then climbing around ON TOP of the refrigerator.  The second picture, of the ducks in a basket that sits rather precariously over the sink... I didn't ask.  I don't want to know.

So, technically, my kids have shown that they actually can be trusted not to hurt themselves in ten minutes.  But I'm going to go ahead and say I'm not sure their physical safety is my main concern.  Guess I'm just a selfish mom like that.  And- the next time I'm out and about and I'm, perhaps, a little stinky, just remember this picture.  And if I'm NOT stinky, if I'm all clean and shiny- call the fire department to my house STAT.


  1. Yeah, I think I'm going to leave it like this. It's fun!

  2. A friend of mine dared to take a shower too. She returned to find that her son had cracked a dozen eggs on her white sofa. She yelled, "What in the world were you thinking." The darling cherub's response, "I was thinking I wanted eggs, Mommy."

    Guess we should all just put on a bit more perfume.

    1. Aw, that's so cute! It's hard to be mad when they are so literal!

      The worst was that I took a shower because my daughter told me I smelled when I got off the treadmill. Not that I didn't WANT a shower, but I was planning to put it off until after I made them breakfast. I think I was the victim of a red herring...