mommy what you doing... come a voice behind the door.
Uhm I'm bathing baby go downstairs....
are you bathing mommy?
yes I just said so baby go downstairs
but I need the toilet mommy
well then go downstairs
ok fine make it quick
mommy you're naked... giggles
Yes my boy I'm bathing, watch where you're peeing... sigh
mommy are you nearly done
yes my boy
runs out the bathroom
oi- come back and flush and wash your hands
comes back to do so
mommy arent you finished yet
yes my boy I'm coming
2 minutes later from downstairs ..... momeeeee
OK I'M DONE I'M DONE.... thus ends my bath
I don't know quite what it is about kids of that age that they just have to know where you are and what you are doing at all times even with another adult present they will still seek you out and demand your attention at the most in opportune times such as toilet breaks, bathing or that 1st cup of much needed coffee, its like there is no one in the world other than you that can solve their issue or help them...
My eldest has gone through this already and thankfully is at the stage that he will ask but once told will be like ok and carry on as long as there is another adult present he is happy, Jesse is at that stage where putting him down when he wants to be up leads to a tantrum and vice versa ..... major sigh, so Ive come to the following conclusion....
Being a mom means:
The toilet is no longer a private place
No more lie in's
Cartoons are the tv staple and adult tv is saved for after bed time
You are the only one who can solve their problems
Juice, food etc always tastes better when made by you
They will always wait for you to put everything away before asking for more
They know when you are tired and will test your limits
Gym is running after your kids who has time for anything else
mommeeeeeeeeeeeee gets a bigger reaction than mommy especially when repeated several times at different pictures and with varying amounts of exaggeration
and finally you will never know a great love than what you have for those beings no matter how crazy it can get they will always be your heart!