being mom

Curtain Call

When ζach asked me what I wanted to do on my birthday, three things came to mind, but I only told him two: go geocaching together, and have a cake with leftovers that could go to the office the next day (instead of sitting on the counter calling my name for the next week).

I didn’t say “take a shower without an audience” – that’s asking the impossible.

To be fair, it’s not that I have no privacy: there is a curtain, which only occasionally gets yanked open mid-lather.  But still, it’s hard to have a nice relaxing shower while discussing pee, issuing reminders to wash hands, and refereeing arguments over whose turn it is on the step stool.

This is what I was pondering as I stepped into the spray, and sure enough, the shampoo had barely begun to foam when someone came skipping into the room and plunked herself on the toilet. With the curtain drawn, I didn’t know who was actually in there with me (although I could narrow it down to two possibilities – ζach rarely skips).

That is, until she started to sing:

Happy birthday to you!

Happy birthday to you!

Happy birthday dear Mommmeeeeee,

Happy birthday to you!

“Aw, thank you sweetie.”

“How old are you Mommy?”

“Are you ready for this?!? Forty. One.”

Meena laughed. “Oh Mommy. Nobody’s forty one.”

I peeked out of the curtain and she grinned at me, then paused –

“Are you dying?”

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9 Comments

  1. I love your kids. So perfectly adorable!
    Happy Birthday, BTW, and tell the girls that I am almost 43 and still alive! 😉

    1. TY Jenn! I will be sure to pass that along. Knowing I’ve got another two years, I mean, it might as well be a lifetime at that age 😉

  2. My daughter asked me a very similar question on my birthday…my husband teased that I was now “old” and she asked very concernedly if that meant I was going to die. 😉

    Happy Birthday, Sasha. 🙂

  3. My daughter asked me a very similar question on my birthday…my husband teased that I was now “old” and she asked very concernedly if that meant I was going to die. 😉

    Happy Birthday! 🙂

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