Saturday, April 17, 2010

open door

Apparently, we have an open door policy here at our house.
I wish I were referring to the warm hospitality, drop-in-any-time front door kind of open door.
I'm talking about the bathroom.
Whenever that door is closed, it is an invitation for little Miss 2-year-old to barge right on in.
I cannot remember the last time I showered in peace.
As soon as that water goes on, she bursts through the door.
She'll come in to talk to me, to sing to me, to whine or cry to me.
It's not limited to shower time, either....unfortunately!!
Something about that door being closed is more than she can handle.
Somehow, I'm unavailable to her and she can't stand it.
So, why not lock it, you ask?
Well, we've only got one bathroom in the home.
We also have a 2 year old who is SLOWLY potty training.
You never know what may happen if she doesn't have access.
So, as I'm about to leave the computer to go shower,
I'm hoping, but not expecting, a peaceful shower experience.
One day I'll miss these days.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

no power

The greatest thing happened on Sunday.
Okay, not the greatest, but it was good.
Our power was out from around 1:00 AM until about 11:00 AM.
It was so quiet and peaceful.
No noisy hum of the computer or the fridge.
The girls found interesting things to do...
Drawing, writing, playing board games....
I was able to do some cooking.
We have a gas stove and I just lit the burners with a match.
We had a fantastic morning and were slightly bummed when the power returned.
Strange to say, but I felt so alive and so present after that morning!
I spend way too much time on the computer.
I really want to change that.
I'm grateful for the gift of electricity,
But I'm also grateful for the gift of a morning without it.