Not sure if you have ever read the book, Five Minutes Peace. My guess, is probably not since it is a children’s book. Anyways, it’s about a Mommy to several elephants who follow her everywhere from the kitchen to the bathroom and all she wants if five minutes to herself. I couldn’t help but laugh as I read this book the other day to my kids because I could so relate to this Mom. As I am writing this, my daughter is laying against my arm helping me with my workout as I try to type each letter.
When we go to the grocery store, it’s all I can do to get her to stay in her cart. She generally wants to stand and hold on to me as we go down the aisles or she wants me to hold her. When I go into the pantry, I have to turn around and encourage her to move from in front of the door so as not to step on her. She is literally under my heels wherever I go. If I go to the restroom and even close the door she still comes barging in and sits down on the stool next to the sink to have a chat. While sometimes it can be very frustrating and a bit overwhelming, I know that one day when my babies grow up and move out, that I will have more time that I want to myself. I will miss these days of no alone time.