Heaven’s Door: My Mother’s Day Retreat (To The Bathroom)

Heaven's Door

Heaven’s Door

This may look like nothing more than a picture of a closed door to you, but to me, and to many mothers out there, this is a view from Paradise.

This closed door, which is actually also locked, is the culmination of my Mother’s Day dream to spend some quality “me-time” alone.  In the powder room.  Doing what? Well, any blasted thing I please. Without an audience.

It happened for me yesterday for the first time since I was on an airplane, where federal rules prohibited my children from following me to the bathroom.

Oh sweet alone time in the bathroom!  You are my dream deferred for 364 days a year.   Oh sweet Privacy! I love you and will see you next year on Mother’s Day.  I will miss your silence and your space and your solace.  I will think of you and yearn for you everyday.  During our painful separation, dear Privacy, just remember we will always have those 37 minutes we shared on Mother’s Day 2012.

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PS: For a very special guest post I wrote on a darker time in my life, check this out– see my vulnerable side.

PPS: For one more day, you can check out my guest post for Scary Mommy.


6 thoughts on “Heaven’s Door: My Mother’s Day Retreat (To The Bathroom)

  1. When I was younger, if anyone had ever told me that one day my favorite activity in the whole wide world would become solo-closed-door-pottying I would have laughed hysterically.
    Parenthood is awesome.
    Glad you got your 37 minutes of peace and quiet! 😉

    • Haha, I know! It’s one of those cruel truths people don’t tell you about parenting. Along with the inevitable tub-poop cleaning, and how you will not eat a hot meal or be able to have pretty things for about 18 years or so. One friend of mine swears that 27 is the magic age, but I like to remain optimistic.
      But instead of keeping the secrets as well, I am doing my part to warn the next generation. Hence my blogging. Haha!

  2. Ha! We are on vacation for a few days, but I’ll tell you this was worth logging on just to comment. Time alone in the bathroom is a PRECIOUS gift! Glad to hear you enjoyed it wisely…

    I’ll be back in a few days to catch up on the rest…

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