Well, fine

That last post just bit me in the ass. I now have the flu (I blame my sickly children) and I can’t do anything BUT sit around and read blogs. So I’ll give you the highlight of my day, an ode to my shower, really.

I love my shower. I love to shower. I love being in my shower. My shower is the only place I am ever, truly alone. Sure, every so often a little person invades my shower. But mostly, its the only place in the house where I steal just a few minutes of peace and quiet. No one is hanging on me. No one is poking me. No one is talking to me. No one is touching me.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. Sometimes, shhhh…don’t tell…I finish the shower essentials and I just stand. I just stand with my head against the wall. Just for a few, extra, blissful, childless minutes. Sure, I can sometimes hear the crying on the other side of the shower. But that doesn’t stop me from just standing under that happy spray of solitude.

Ok, so when you step out of the shower the cold smacks you and the kids inevitable smear something sticky on your not even dry body…but…but…for a few minutes…just a few…it was peaceful.


  1. I love my shower, too. We have one of those high-pressure big nozzles. Mmmm…

    I don’t have any kids yet, but it’s good to know that I’ll have a place of solace. 🙂

  2. Hmmm… for me it’s a bath after my son is asleep. Gotta take those few minutes to remind yourself that you are more than a wife and mother. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

  3. I know EXACTLY how you feel….

  4. The kaiser would like me to mention that he recently installed a new shower head. Because he is a God.

  5. I could not agree more!

    That is my sanctuary. 🙂

    Hope you feel better soon, love!

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