Sunday, September 6, 2009

Can you see my fingers!?

I think my girls' sisterly bond is finally growing on account that Blake is at school most of the day which makes them more apt to playing with each other. They can be content for nearly 2 hours playing Polly Pockets, Barbies, Family, Pet Store, and they use EVERY toy or stuffed animal. It's usually quiet during this time, minus the very high pitch "play voice" that comes from Reese as her doll/toy has a conversation with one of Blake's. This kind of play extends to meal times as well. Suddenly blueberries or crackers have a voice and they are looking for their mother or sister!

Anyways. They sometimes are so attached that they hurry to the bathroom together then resume play. However, their play continues in the bathroom and they have been found BOTH using the toilet (the same toilet) at the same time. That's a job for boys, not girls. So we're trying to teach them that privacy is important when using the restroom or changing. So these cute little girls will wait for each other outside the bathroom door.

Well, somehow my privacy does not count. I'll shut the door to use the restroom and the girls want to join me. I politely ask them for privacy but they continue their talking at me with the door closed. They don't quite understand that sometimes privacy also includes SILENCE. Whether I am in my room or bathroom and I exclaim that I would like some privacy, I know they are still near by. Reese won't leave the door alone. She lies on the floor on the opposite side and yells, "Mom, you in there?" "Mom, you goin' potty?" "Did you take a shower?" "Mom, look can you see my fingers?"

So long as I know she's there, or at least her fingers, then she's perfectly content with being on the other side of the door!

8 comments:

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

what cute girls!

fran said...

LOL I have that same problem.

Rebecca said...

My big kids used to write me notes and pass them under the door--I think they are past that stage now, but I'm sure the little one will get to that stage eventually.

Michelle said...

HAHA! This totally cracked me up!

Camille said...

How cute!!! All of mine have done the "fingers under the door" thing!! LOL!!!

S.Shepherd said...

My liitle guy follows me to the bathroom. Maybe I should encourage him to follow my husband so he learns how a boy uses the potty.

Kurt+Amy said...

I JUST discovered that you have a regualr blogspot blog!! Oh my goodness....I kept going back to your apple thing and wondering when you were going to post. WOW I must be WAAAAYYYY behind! Super cute that your girls are such good buddies, and I totally know what you mena about the privacy thing, it just doesn't happen I can't lock the bathroom door because it becomes a tantrum.

Mike and Kate said...

Hello MRS SHAY!
I forgot to tell you the other day HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I forgot....awful I know. How did you spend your birthday?

Ps. Maybe I could send you another care package for the rest of your pregnancy? let me lady what you would like.

ALL DRESSED??