Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Privacy Please!!!

As most of you know, I LOVE being a Mommy to my little Brownies. Being a Mommy has certain "Pro's and Con's". If you read my blog regularly, you read my writings of the "Pro's" quite often. Today...the "Con's" or "special" moments in the recent days of being the Brownies Mommy.

We have been working with Big Brownie about body parts. Daddy Brown has explained that boys have a "pee-pee" and girls have a "tee-tee". What you cannot teach a 27 month old is to use discretion. While at my weekly Publix shopping trip last week, Big Brownie starts yelling at the top of his lungs..."Daddy has a pee-pee, Mommy has a tee-tee"...MORTIFIED!!! We are also starting to work with Little Brownie about the different animals and the sounds they make. Big Brownie chimes in often to help in teaching Little Brownie. We were in Kohl's last week and shopping in the Women's section of the clothing section. Big Brownie points to a rather large woman and roars at her. He then says..."Hippo Mama". I left all my intended purchases and we could not get out of the store fast enough...I say again...MORTIFIED!!!

So, what is a parent to do? I sat Big Brownie down afterwards and told him that was hurtful and that made the lady very sad. I am pretty sure he had no idea what I was talking about, however, I think it is starting to stick. He now explains emotions openly. When I have to "double-name" him for being disobedient, he tells Daddy Brown, "Mommy was ANGRY!"

One of the things I miss terribly from my pre-mommy stage...PRIVACY!!! Even something as simple as using the bathroom is a meeting of the minds. We have a small 1/2 bath downstairs. It is wide enough literally for a toilet and a sink. A small 30 inch walkway between the two. However, when nature calls, we can fit myself, 2 Brownies and our 2 large four legged Brownies in this very confined space. So, I found a solution...a handy baby gate. Now, I could shut the door, but that leads to very upset Brownies who cannot find me. The baby gate is perfect because I can at least do my business while the little Brownies and the 4 legged Brownies see me and not freak out that I've left the building. Still not private, but at least no one is hanging off my legs or stepping on my feet. I'm looking forward to the day of showering, using the bathroom and brushing my teeth and hair in private.

3 comments:

Team Martins said...

Oh my word!!! Brownie, brownie, brownie-- I cannot help but laugh OUT LOUD!

And, girl, that bathroom... yes and amen! Smart thinking with the gate. I may just have to steal that stroke of genuis! :)

Nan Taylor said...

I'm an ole friend of Granny Brown's who gave me your blog address. I loved the account of the birth of baby Brown-don't have words to describe...your account was so touching and sweet. And today's...oh my-every mother could definitely relate, but how smart to use the baby gate.....keep up the writing and the journaling...your kids will one day appreciate it....

Suz said...

Perfectly understand! Little C likes to even sit in my lap while I'm in the bathroom! Go figure....