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Thursday, January 26, 2006

You know you're a modern parent when...

You're sitting on the throne in the dark, comtemplating cleaning up the world's biggest cat poop right next to you, and your daughter comes into the bathroom with her laptop on which she's doing her monthly book project, plops it down on the sink and starts asking you, the human thesaurus, for synonyms for the word blame.

So much for privacy, huh?
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Blogger peapies said...

The privacy part i surrendered quite some time ago..but I have to say the human thesaurus part is the biggest let me demonstrate what a lamo I am parent trap...especially when it is one of those one word words you can't explain it without using the very word and there is no other word in the human language that replaces it...it usually ends with a predictable lazy "I don't want to get out the thesaurus, I want you to tell me"

26/1/06 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need to a)lock the door and b)teach your daughter about privacy and boundaries.

26/1/06 9:47 PM  
Blogger deputyswife said...

Hello, here via Michele's.

Here is what I think, m. anonymous above me has no children. There is no privacy when you have kids. Sheesh!

btw, loved the blog! I will be back!

27/1/06 12:41 AM  
Blogger jeni said...

jesus christmas! roflmao!! sounds like an evening in our house!! LOL!! cat shit & all!!

here from michele's!

27/1/06 12:55 AM  
Blogger utenzi said...

Man, oh man, Margalit. That's no way to live. Start locking the bathroom door and get rid of the cat. And do take care of your tooth, Margalit. It might be expensive but quality of life counts for a lot! Damn cats.

I hope you've been recuperating from your surgery well. Zol zein mit glik!

27/1/06 12:58 AM  
Blogger Shane said...

I would have farted.

27/1/06 1:02 AM  
Blogger margalit said...

In our house, there really is no such thing as privacy. I don't much mind that I haven't been in the bathroom by myself in the past 13 years. In fact, I'm so used to it that I never close the door anymore because it doesn't matter if I do, they're gonna come in anyhow. I'm fair game if I'm sitting in one spot for more than a couple of seconds. Ah, motherhood!

27/1/06 1:11 AM  
Blogger meeta said...

lol. You are definitely a modern parent :)

Thanks for commenting and stopping by!

27/1/06 1:14 AM  
Blogger jac said...

sounds like the house i grew up in! while i have no kids, my fur babies tend to follow me into the bathroom and run as soon as the throne is flushed. LOL

michele sent me.

27/1/06 1:56 AM  
Blogger d.challener roe said...

Except for the cat poop this is our life...

Michele sent me today

27/1/06 2:38 AM  
Blogger Chrixean said...

wahahahaha! never experienced that ever before!

27/1/06 2:39 AM  
Anonymous mar said...

I only lock the door when my son's friends are over. I am the only one at home who cares about a little privacy for a private moment. Loved your post!

27/1/06 4:07 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

That's why I have a lock on my bathroom door :-)

27/1/06 5:50 AM  
Blogger srp said...

You know your a modern parent when your daughter sends you her 8 page term paper via AOL instant messanger for your opinion, then goes to bed while you check grammar and punctuation and send it back to her the same way....

27/1/06 1:46 PM  
Anonymous mar said...

Oh, Michele sent me your way this time!

27/1/06 3:06 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Thankfully, my kids stopped coming in the bathroom years ago. However, they are "plugged in" constantly. My daughter begs for a computer in her room and as much as I'd love the convenience it would add to my life, I think it would just keep her glued to the internet.

Michele sent me, because, well you got skipped and getting skipped sucks.

27/1/06 3:16 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

Happy Friday. Hopefully your daughter won't have any homework this weekend and you can do your special contemplations in private.

Michele sent me.

27/1/06 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Chele In {dot} LA said...

aaaaaaaaaaah don't you love being a parent...

27/1/06 3:23 PM  
Blogger Mama B said...

That's what locks are for!! :) Here via michele

27/1/06 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Electric Short said...

my child is not that old yet, but we do have the cat....from micheles

27/1/06 3:44 PM  
Blogger jeni said...

i can remember when i was a kid. the bathroom was where we would hold family meetings! LOL!! and to this day, this is where i hold mine.

27/1/06 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Margalit ~

Michele sent me.. I've never been to Boston, but would love to some day.

Cat poop??? I hear ya. Privacy (or lack thereof) in the bathroom? Hear ya on that, too. Might as well just set up the toilet in the livingroom - you'd have just as much privacy.

You've been on the net since 1982?? What?

Take care!

27/1/06 4:05 PM  
Blogger Carmi said...

Time to introduce her to dictionary.com :)

Seriously, times really HAVE changed. This case is clearly indicative of that.

I don't even bother locking the bathroom door anymore. The kids have figured out how to wiggle it open even if I do.

28/1/06 6:45 PM  
Blogger aka_monty said...

I have not been in the bathroom alone since my daughter learned to walk.

She's nearly 11 now.

I long for a kid-free pee.

29/1/06 6:33 PM  

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