Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Seven Rows an Hour

I'm on the home stretch, more than half way done with my sleeves, knitting speed, 7 rows an hour (yes, I timed myself). I've only got 30 rows left! It's even at the "portable" stage now- straight knitting, no more charts, I'm on page 18 of 19 in the directions! Theoretically I should be able to finish Rogue this week.

Theoretically - yeah, and theoretically I could be 30 lbs slimmer by summer, and theoretically I should be able to use the bathroom in peace by now.... my gosh, the kids are old enough to fend for themselves and even spend the weekend alone, but I still can't get a moment's peace in the bathroom.

"Mom, can I go over to whozit's house?, What's for dinner? What are we doing tomorrow?" and my personal favorite - "What are you doing in there?" Come on, do they really want to know?

Oy - I'm only going to be in here two seconds- can't I pee in peace? I mean, really, anyone who's a mom knows how to do her business in no time flat, can't they just WAIT?.... I've paid my dues, done the two minute showers with two toddlers in the playpen and the baby in the swing, parked right outside the open shower door - never mind shaving my legs or washing my hair - just a quick two minutes!!

I've done all the baby/toddler years peeing with the door open, with them all in there with you. I've hauled three kids into a department store stall... Then, even at home, when finally when you can shut the door and leave them on the outside, they're all still standing there, talking to you, waiting for you.

Now, they're teenagers, and they're still talking to me while I'm peeing - - my gosh, you'd think that would bother them by now!

yep- theoretically Rogue will be finished by the weekend - we'll see...

yeah - and pigs can fly, and I'm thin....

23 Comments:

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Oh God, you mean they'll still bug me in the bathroom when they're teens. Mercy.

 
At 5:38 PM, Anonymous heather said...

I'm so excited to see Rogue! You can do it! Foooocuuuuusssss.

Here, I can't even pee without the 2 dogs and the cat coming in to bother me. They push the door open and barge right in. One always stands up against my knees for a little pat on the head. Nice eh?
Oh, and the kid is always telling me she "choked" the toilet, too much paper. What is it with bathroom etiquette within the family anyway? Is there any? Sheesh.
I could go on and on, but I won't. May you find peace on the potty someday Lynda. :)

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Rogue! Rogue! Rogue!

Heh, when I sit down in the bathroom, Chaos runs around to find a fetch toy so I can play fetch with him for however long I'm sitting there....

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger LC in Sunny So Cal said...

How about the phone?...can you make a call yet without being interrupted?...

Gadzooks..mine's only 11...I have DOUBLE that to go yet!??..

*sigh*

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

Glad to hear Rogue is nearly there!! Hmmm...maybe you can knit in the bathroom...next time the kids ask you what you're doing in there tell them you're knitting lol.

 
At 7:14 PM, Blogger Amy from Ezekiel's Garden said...

I can't wait to see the finished Rogue! :)

And your musings about the inability of mothers to pee in peace! So true and funny. If you ask my mom, don't get a dog either. They're as bad or worse than kids. LOL!!

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger Cherice said...

I belong to the Y. I swear the only time I have peace and quiet is at the Y where I can shower and go pee without someone bugging me. It's my little piece of heaven.

The bathroom and the telephone, both times when the whole family, including the pets, seem to need something from me. Right now!! Oy! I feel your pain!!

 
At 7:56 PM, Anonymous amanda cathleen said...

I am soooo not looking forward to teenhood! You can't send them to bed at 8! urgh!
Can't wait to see Rogue, you'll have it done : )

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Abigail 1870 pearl said...

I'm so glad that I'm not the only mother who is tormented in such a particular manner. I have the added blessing of the dog's paws poking under the door or scratching at it. I will miss the insanity when the troupe finaly moves out, in 10 more years:)

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger Areli said...

Crap! You mean they never leave you alone in the bathroom? I was so counting on that!

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Noeysmommy said...

Too funny!! I get "Mom, can you get me some juice?" Hello? can you see I'm busy here?!! and if I close the door and lock it, she stands outside and jiggles the handle until I reappear!!

 
At 8:38 PM, Anonymous Chery said...

funny. . . been there.

 
At 12:24 AM, Blogger candsmom said...

Oh man, you've drained all the fight in this mom of toddlers... you mean they NEVER leave you alone??!! You're supposed to at least give me some false sense of hope, LOL!

 
At 1:09 AM, Anonymous erin said...

First, good speed on Rogue. Second, you're so funny. I have the same toilet/bathroom experiences too!

 
At 4:50 AM, Anonymous Lynne said...

And my husband wonders why I never care to close the door when I go to the bathroom... Why bother after all these years?

 
At 5:57 AM, Anonymous Ariane said...

Okay, I'm glad I'm not the only one that has all them in the bathroom at the same time, thankfully the bathroom is big! Your practically with them all day, and it seems they still can't get enough of you...sheeeessssh!!!

I've learned just to hold it and wait till dad take them to the park or something, bad, I know, unhealthy I know, but DAMN...a mom has to do, what a mom has to do:o)

 
At 6:09 AM, Blogger Sonya said...

I'm starting to think there's something to this knitting monogamy. Or you are a warp speed knitter. Rogue will be an FO in no time. I get to pee in peace most of the time, except when we first get home and Zoey has to see us right NOW. The difference being, of course, that Zoey is a Golden Retriever. ;o)

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger Bear Knits said...

LOL. If it's not the kids, it's Bear. I can't use the powder room when we have guests because Bear camps right outside (in perfect Golden Retriever stance) showing everyone I'm in the potty.

 
At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Rebekah said...

So I had to laugh, because thinking back on the times I visit my mom's house, at 33 I often talk to her while she's in the bathroom. Hmmm. Maybe there's an interesting study in this somewhere.

 
At 11:03 AM, Anonymous jillian said...

You're at the finish line!!

Maybe you can set a "don't talk to me when the bathroom door is closed unless the house is on fire" rule?

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger Lorette said...

You'll have that done in no time!
I don't have kids, and I still don't bother closing the bathroom door. The cats, who ordinarily completely ignore that I even exist, insist on being in the bathroom with me.

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger Jen said...

I'm getting sterilized right now. j/k

so rogue will be done soon? Can't wait... I have the pattern, and I kept hoping to get started on it. Apparently I have knitting ADD.

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger Laura said...

So with you on the privacy thing. It's probably a good thing for my kids' sake that I did not understand this before I had kids. They might not be here today, LOL!

I can't wait to see your Rogue! It's going to be so pretty. Thanks for the nice compliment on my scarf, too. :)

 

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