The Joy in a Toilet Paper Crisis

So, Moms of little boys, this may not be entirely encouraging, but maybe so.

I have gotten to a point that my boys are getting pretty independent, some days. Other days, not so much!

For instance, last week on Saturday, we had a lot of family time. All of my conversations with Derek were interrupted, they yelled at each other a lot, and they wanted to be fed 3 whole meals, plus unlimited snacks in between.

And you know how your kids follow you to the bathroom, or talk to you through the door, when they are little? You know, they can’t wait for 2 minutes to ask you the earth shattering question of, “Are you in there?”

Apparently, that NEVER ends. At least I see no end in sight. Thank goodness I have a bigger bathroom with more than 1 door now…

Saturday, as I said, I thought I was going to lose my mind. Then, finally, I realized… We needed toilet paper. Not just kinda needed it. Like, half a roll in each bathroom needed it. A house of mostly males does not have the sense of urgency over toilet paper shortages that a house full of females does…

Anyway, when I had this epiphany, I grabbed Derek and the keys and headed out the door. It was the closest thing we’ve had to a date in a very long time (I think).

So, we made our way to a nice quiet evening at Sam’s Club. I just kept think of things we needed, trying to delay the inevitable – going home. Finally, after we had roamed the aisles and could not justify spending any more money, we checked out and headed home.

So, he treated me to a few potstickers, some cheesecake, and a stroll through Barnes and Noble.

We arrived home, and I enjoyed the weirdness that consumes my household. After enjoying a few minutes away, I realized, they may drive me crazy, but it won’t last forever.

I have an 18 year old who is becoming more independent everyday He practically has one foot out my door. So, while I can, I will help with his laundry when he needs it, fix him some good food, and buy him some toilet paper.

I will do this for all three, because I know it will all happen too soon, and they just won’t need me as much anymore. And I will miss it…

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Married to the love of my life for 20 years, mother of 3 boys, recently “retired” from the beauty business, and learning to be a stay at home Mom.

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