Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The shuffle

Holy Cow Moment #?:  Why did becoming a mom erase my unease with most functions that used to cause me  discomfort?  Oh right, it's because once you have a child what is there to hide?  No less then ten people saw me - i mean saw ME! My poor husband tried to keep my modesty but the nurses and doctors and specialists certainly don't.

I still participate in certain 'pass times,' but I still find them funny just less vital then I used to.  Such as the bathroom stall shuffle. Why is it we see someone in a stall and we have to move over, not one, but two. If there are only two stalls it seems to cause a standoff for the parties involved. News flash...you are in a bathroom and so am i -i think i know what happens.

That said we all do it. Maybe its the idea of privacy. Which.is only an idea since there are no walls...in fact the small stalls barely cover you below the knee.  The other thing a find entertaining as a mom, is in general you always have someone watching you 'do your thing'.  My toddler doesn't seem to get personal space ever.  I think what goes through her head is: "Mommy is sitting.  Cool, lets climb on her."  Just one more reason mom's somewhat have to stop caring about certain social idiosyncrasies.

So, Although I will automatically move over to a stall not next to an occupied stall i still find this to be funny and somewhat ridiculous.  As if one stall is going to hide what you are doing.  Maybe it is human nature because my daughter hates when I change her and someone else is around.  Maybe we are born with modesty? - well some of us anyway.


  1. when my children were small they hung out in the bathroom while i did all my business. when they were older they sat outside the door and tried to get my attention. and you have this to look forward to - when you child is about 3 or 4 they will point out any body faults you may. it's great to be a mom.
    found you and your blog through she writes. would love for you to check out my blog and if you like it maybe you follow it.
    new follower bev

    1. Hi Bev!! Thanks for the comment - or should I say no thanks. Ugh, kids. You gotta love them. Now i know what else to fear in the future!! Why not have a small person point out all my flaws, i might have missed one while i was showering :-) I will check out your blog too!