Ahhhhh - peace

Posted on April 12, 2013 

showerhead

The shower is often the quietest point in my day.  I love my kids, but that few minutes is priceless.

When it's warm outside, I sometimes pour a cold beer into a plastic cup and take it with me as I scrub down.  Ahhhhh - peace.

Well, that's what it's supposed to be.

Me in the shower last Tuesday:

Scrub-a-dub-dub...

Michelle, in a very loud voice:  "Dad, I can't find the charger for my iTouch."

Me:  "I'm in the shower."

Michelle:  "Duh.  I can't find it."

Me:  "Well I can assure you it's not in here!"

Michelle:  "Do you know where it is?"

Me:  "Look in the basket in the den.  I think it's in there."

Ahhhhhh - peace.

Michelle:  "It's not there."

Me:  "Well it's still not in here either!  I can't possibly find it while scrubbing the wax out of my ear!  Do you have an iTouch emergency?"

Michelle:  "Not really."

Me:  "Then you're gonna have to wait until I get the soap out of my eyes!  Chill."

Ahhhhh - peace.

Stephanie:  "Dad, are you in the shower?"  she asks as if I've never taken one before.

Me:  "Did you think it was your Latin teacher?  Yep.  This is me behind the fogged up glass."

Stephanie:  "Can you email Alise's mother and ask if she can spend the night on Friday?"

Me:  "Yes.  But the last time I brought the computer in here, the water made it too slick to type."

Stephanie:  "OK.  But don't forget!  You forgot last night."

Me:  "It'll be the first thing I do when I get out, right after I find the charger for Michelle's iTouch."

Stephanie:  "Thanks dad."

Me:  Wow.  She said thanks.

Ahhhh - peace.

DJ, yelling from the bedroom:  "Dad!  When you get out can you drive me to North Hills?  I'm meeting Kimmy there."

Me:  "What time are  you supposed to be there?"

DJ:  "Not for another ten minutes."

Me:  "What?  I can't hear you I'm in the shower."

DJ:  "I know!  I can hear the water.  IN TEN MINUTES."

Just 15 minutes - hot water, quiet, my plastic cup of Yuengling.  That's all I ask...

Triangle Mom2Mom is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service