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10 desperate lengths moms go to for privacy---from the stir

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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10 Desperate Lengths Moms Go to for Privacy Posted by Jill Smokler on October 8, 2012 at 7:02 AM Comments (8)| Likes (14) . I took a conference call last week on the toilet. Actually, it gets worse: I took a conference call while standing on the toilet and whispering so my kids wouldn't be able to find me. When they did, I muted the phone so I could hiss, "Get out of here THIS MINUTE and leave me ALONE." Except that I didn't actually press mute. Oh, the joys of working from home. Fortunately, I'm not the only mother who has resorted to such lows for a little privacy. Here are some of my favorite Scary Mommy Confessions on the subject ... 1. Figured out a way to get some time to myself. I went in my room, closed the door, and hung a sign that read, "Do not enter, mom is naked." Worked like a charm. 2. I can hear little people looking for me. I am hiding in the closet for some me time. 3. I love my husband dearly, but some days I think it would be good to get a divorce so we could split custody and I could actually have time to myself for a change. 4. I'm supposed to be working out. I got dressed and drove to the gym. I'm sitting in the parking lot playing Angry Birds. This is the only alone time I get. I just don't have it in me today. More from The Stir: 25 All-Time Favorite Mommy Confessions 5. I love playing hide and seek with my children. They still haven't caught on to the fact that I hide in a different bed every time. Best way ever to sneak in a cat nap. 6. I pretend to have IBS, but really, I just sit in the bathroom endlessly playing on my iPhone. Periodically, I flush the toilet and grunt. 7. I gave up privacy the day I became a mother. I mourn it every single day. 8. I go to great lengths to get away from my children. I am currently typing this while hiding out on my son's bunk bed, literally under the blanket. 9. I wear headphones almost constantly. "SORRY, KIDS! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!" 10. The real prep for motherhood was the dump I took on the delivery table with my first daughter. Haven't gone to the bathroom without an audience since. Image via Scary Mommy .
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jbyrd898
by Jessica on Oct. 8, 2012 at 7:21 PM

LOL-one time at work my mute button didnt work and I said something not so nice on a conference call.  I was mortified.

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lenoxclan
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM

LOL I love the IBS one..LOL

I've been known to say I have to go #2-so I can sneak some me./read time..

Even though all 3 kids are in school this yr, my husband is just as clingy, so I do the #2 thing w/him too! LOL

Babybear89
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Lol. I miss peeing alone
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MaryanneMac
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:38 AM

 me too.  It never fails I go into the bathroom and then everyone needs Mommy.

Quoting Babybear89:

Lol. I miss peeing alone

 

hcdeubof3
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:19 PM
Lol...lve the last one. I have pretended to use the restroom to read a magazine. I like hid and seek one though. I am so sing that. I've hidden in my closet on a couple occasions.
hcdeubof3
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:20 PM
Quoting MaryanneMac:




I know....dh goes pee and no one cares.
Iluvmy2kiddies
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:01 PM

This reminds me of my job interview. They called me for an initial interview and I had to do it hiding in the closet, because my son picked that day to be whiny. I got in his room, looked the door, and hid in his closet.

swati88
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM
haha lol same here!! me too afraid of going alone man!!
moniagee
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Dh and I had invited my mom over for dinner one night and had a fake fight in front of her. Dh grabbed his coat and said I'm leaving to vet some air. Then i said I was leaving and grabbed my jacket. We walked out he got in the minivan and I got in the car and we rendezvoused to a sports bar. Yep, we walked out and left my mother with the kids. It was mean, but I knew she wouldn't have babysat if we asked her. The kids knew it was fake and we bribed them not to tell her. Lol.
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