Now what would inspire such a question?
Well, it seems that one of the activities she had done with my daughter (as follow up to a story they had just read) was for her to draw a picture of a hiding place in her house. This is what she drew:
Interpretation of the drawing:
1. Where does Damus hide? Under the table.
2. Where does Daddy hide? Sleeping on the bed.
3. Where does Mommy hide? In the toilet. Plus she wears a crown.
So, does that make me queen of the toilet? HAH! Of course not. See, children think differently from adults. While we would laugh at the fact that she drew a crown on Mommy and she happens to be sitting on the "throne", she would innocently tell you that she drew a crown coz' in her eyes, Mommy is a Queen. Sigh! The difference between an innocent mind and a twisted one. Hahaha.
But there are also other lessons to learn from this:
1. Be careful what you do at home. Your children are watching.
I admit that sometimes (yes, sometimes) Mommy does hide in the toilet. I have a habit of reading in the loo. One day as I was heading to my "throne" with a book, my girl yells out "Mommy, I already told you, don't read in the toilet. The book might fall in." Hmm... once in a while I wonder who is the Mommy and who is the child.
2. You can't keep secrets when you have young children.
Having the world know that "Mommy hides in the toilet" of course caused only minor embarrassment. But it's a reminder that once in a while, it's good to sit down with your children and review what they can tell and cannot tell others. Cannot tell would be something like what color bra mommy wears or that daddy farts a lot.
Anyway, this reminds me of the Baby Blues Comic strips. They do such a good job highlighting the humor in typical family life. I find it easy to relate to the comic characters as they resemble my own family in many ways. Reading their experiences brings back memories of my own parenting exploits. If you are a Baby Blues fan, check out my bookshop for a special treat of Baby Blues Scrapbooks.
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