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Time to Escape
Last night I was standing in my laundry room surrounded by what seemed, at least at for the moment, to be a giant mountain of laundry. I was trying to find an empty laundry basket so I could take the clean clothes out of the dryer to start another load.
The dog was barking. He wanted to come in from outside, but was covered in mud. I was not about to let him in the house until I had time to give him a bath.
My oldest was finishing up the last of his homework for the school year, and he was frantic because a website he was suppose to use lost its connection to the server.
My five year old was crying because he hurt his ankle. I think his shoes being on the wrong feet had something to do with his ouchy. Honestly, I couldn’t understand a word he was saying with that whiny voice.
My youngest was pulling the clean clothes out of the dryer and onto the dirty floor. He was making room so he could climb inside the dryer. It’s his latest trick. He finds his way there anytime our heads are turned for more than 7 seconds. Seriously, I have nightmares about him being trapped in the dryer!
Feeling overwhelmed, I yelled, “Where is your dad?”
“He’s on the phone.”
Great, work again.
So, do you know what I did? I bailed. Yep, I escaped.
I grabbed the baby -one leg was already in the dryer- plopped him down on the couch and announced, “Entertain your brother. I have to go potty.”
When we were little girls, my younger sister would hide in the closet to cry. She escaped for a moment and would come out a new person. Sometimes we still tease her about coming out of the closet. We were too naive to get the joke then.
Anyways, today I understand. Every once in a while I need to escape, too. Only I don’t usually cry. I breath a sigh of relief or blow my nose. Either way, I usually feel better afterwards.
Time to Refresh My Mind & Body
The bathroom is the only room in the house where I can shut the door and lock it. It is a great excuse to escape from the chaos. Plus, it can be used almost any moment. Nobody argues when I say, “I got to go.”
I try to drag out every possible moment while I’m in there. I brush my hair and pull it back up again. I wash my face or powder my nose. Sometimes I brush my teeth or clip my nails.
On my last shopping trip to CVS, I discovered Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths, and instantly fell in love.
Couple these with Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper for a truly refreshingly clean bum.
Here’s the coupon I used:
Beware: Once you try the wet + dry combination, there is no turning back!
I’ve also found other convenient uses for these wipes too. I have used them to clean up little boy misses. They have cleaned up makeup spills. We now use them to wipe my son’s bottom. They have even been used them to wipe down the door knobs and scrub boogers off the walls. I do live in a house full of boys!
When I leave the bathroom I want to make sure I am in the right frame of mind to tackle the rest of my day. (I also like to feel confident that I am as clean as I can be, too.)
So, my advice is don’t be afraid to take those extra couple of moments in the bathroom. I know, at least for me, it may be the only time in the day for me to refresh both my mind and my body.