My children have some type of super-duper radar. Now, one might think this was an awesome thing to have, but not so much. In their case, the radar only works when I enter my bedroom or bathroom to take care of some type of private business. Every time I go in my room to say change my clothes or powder my nose, they instantly need something from me right now. RIGHT NOW!
On any given day, my kids will be outside, playing in their rooms, downstairs watching a movie, whatever. I’ll quietly walk to my bathroom to use the facilities. Within seconds, I’ll hear the pounding of feet, the bathroom door with fly open and I’ll be bombarded with questions. In fact, it has become quite comical the things they believe are of dire importance when I decide to go “do my business.”
“When is the dog going to go to the groomers?”
“Can we paint my bedroom?”
“When we go school shopping, can I get a new backpack?”
Yesterday, I went into my room to change into my swim suit for the pool. My son, who had requested we got to the pool, flings open my door with, what he believes, is the most important question on the planet….
“Mom, do you think we need to change the water in my fish tank?”
As I jump into my closet in an attempt to cover my exposed birthday suit. “Really!?!?!? Right now is when we need to discuss this?”
It is amazing! No matter what bathroom I enter, I can guarantee the minute I close the door and drop my drawers, that I will undoubtedly hear a ‘MOM!!!’ from somewhere in the house.
Maybe the CIA could tap into this ability and use it in their quest for ultimate world domination! I could get them on some sort of secret spy retainer….as long as all the really important conversations are held in the bathrooms of the world!