I’ve gotten variations of this question multiple times.
Or the common complaint from moms: “I can’t even go poop alone anymore!”
I’ll be frank. If you can’t get 5 minutes alone in the day to drop a deuce behind a closed door, you probably have bigger problems in terms of parenting. It seems ridiculous to me that anyone’s children couldn’t entertain themselves for 3-5 minutes so you can use the restroom alone. Safety may require a mobile baby to be put in a playpen or crib of course, but certainly a mom should feel she has the right to do so.
I just can’t wrap my head around why this is a legitimate problem for so many moms.
Should you find yourself in the situation where you simply cannot get time to yourself for life’s necessities, here is a helpful blog. I stumbled upon it this week and thought it addressed the problem quite simply. The author uses the question “can it wait?” which is really a more eloquent variation of the question I pose to my kids through the door: “Is there blood?”
If there’s no blood, it can wait. I am a mother and I deserve to poop in peace.