When I became a mother, I quickly learned that there is one thing that people never question: going to the bathroom.
When I ask someone to watch the baby for a second so I can check my email, the reply is often, "I will in a little while, just not right now. I'm busy."
When I ask someone to sit and play with the baby for a bit so I can get dinner started, I'm not surprised to hear, "Can't you just bring him in the kitchen with you?"
When I ask someone to hold the baby so I can get make myself a snack, I'm usually fairly certain I'll be met with, "I'll do it when I'm done. Just give me fifteen more minutes."
But when I say, "Hey, take the baby for a little while. I have to go to the bathroom." You know what? Nobody ever argues. Not once. "Sure," or "of course," they say.
And so, I confess to you today that sometimes when I just need a little break, a little "me time," I sometimes lie. And say I have to go to the bathroom.
Thank goodness for laptops, that's all I have to say. I never thought I'd find the bathroom floor so comfortable. I never thought I'd think of my bathroom as my respite, my spa away from the spa.
Do you think anyone would get suspicious if I moved a comfy chair in my bathroom?
What about you? What do you do to get away from the craziness?