Growing up, my parents locked the bathroom doors. I never really understood that because who in the hell would want to walk in on my dad while he was
We weren’t allowed to touch our parents products…lotion, shampoo, toothpaste and the almighty hair gel and make up. Those things were taboo. Justice was swift, the offender would suffer
the wrath the high pitched screaming of my mother.
It was over the top, I thought. I mean, who cares? So, I used lotion…my legs were scaly and itchy. Oh no…I used my mother’s mascara…shoot me.
I thought my parents were so selfish. And mean. And petty.
Not about locking the bathroom doors. Let me reiterate…WHY would I even WANT to go in THERE?
I’m a mom. Obviously.
NOTHING IS SACRED!
My kids walk into the bathroom (and the door is WIDE OPEN)…while my husband is…er…reading. I mean seriously…WHY?
I go to use my gel…and it’s GONE.
MY conditioner for color treated hair, the one that smells so nice. It went missing suddenly, one day. After I had already washed with shampoo and my hair was feeling particularly thirsty for that scrumptious moisture. It was nowhere…NOWHERE to be found. Well…not in MY bathroom anyway.
It was sitting innocently in the kids shower. Must’ve gotten drunk one night and went home with the wrong shampoo…
Don’t even get me started on my lotions. And my HUGE, favorite paddle brush that is older than my kids ages combined that never seems to be where I left it. And my mascara. And my favorite yellow eyeshadow that is gone…
Dear Mom. And Dad…although…well, let’s not go there (OK, fine. I borrowed your razors sometimes),
Now I get it.
Your favorite daughter who only snuck and used your things when you weren’t home or you were out of town.
Jamie Favreau says
I love this!! Well not really but you know.. the topic is fascinating!! I can say this because I don’t have kids but I heard things do come back to haunt you!
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I haven’t really had this particular problem as Man-Child has no interest in my lotions, etc. But Hubby seems to be suffering from it as his clothes, cologne, etc. continue to disappear.
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Kids know no boundaries. Drives me nuts.
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You are sooo right – nothing is sacred. I’m only blessed in the sense that I have two boys….so, my make up is safe. Anything else….it’s always a mystery whether it’s gonna be there or not
Michelle @ Mommy Loves Stilettos says
I totally get it too. I never understood when I was a kid, but I really get it now! 🙂
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LOL! I remember using my mom’s deodorant and her getting pissed. Now, I’m like “gross”!
My kids would have a complete meltdown if I tried to used the restroom by myself. You should hear the conversations that occur when it’s that time of the month. My kids are going to be scarred for life, but it’s their own damn faults!!!
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I have boys and make it a rule to buy only the most feminine smelling products I can find. Problem. Solved.
Also. It’s really why I always wanted boys. I suck at sharing.
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Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels says
Aside from the paddle brush, I could have written it. I constantly find myself searching for stuff, MY stuff, and wasting precious time first thing in the morning.
The latest: I bought a cream eyeshadow last week – the color looked so pretty, the perfect golden brown with a hint of metallic. I placed it by the sink in my bathroom when I was sorting the shopping. And Stella proceeded to open it and draw all over the bathtub with it. So fun. NOT.
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I get it, too. My boys are older, but we’ve trained them to knock on our bedroom door and stay out of our bathroom. Of course, when we go out, who knows WHAT they explore. At least I know they don’t take my hair product, though frankly, my oldest son’s hair is much nicer than mine!
Michele - The Professional Family Manager says
We only have one bathroom in our 145-year-old fixer upper. I have two teenage daughters. All of my “stuff” is kept in my bedroom for just this reason.
I solved the walk-in problem by stating that, the next time they did it to me, I’d do it to them. I have a key that unlocks the door, so they know I can do it.
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Another Suburban Mom says
Princess Persistent has developed a taste for my very expensive shampoo and conditioner. I can’t blame her though! Her stuff is just not as nice as mine. I just have to be careful not to get it in her eyes.
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