Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Secret Door

I would first like to preface that I absolutely LOVE being home with my family. But, sometimes there is definitely too much of a good thing. That said, every once in a while the loudness of a house bustling with life and kids gets to be too much for me and I need to find a quick and momentary escape to find my mind. As embarrassing as this is to admit, that escape usually is achieved by hiding in my kitchen pantry. The door is frosted glass so I can see out, but they cannot see in since I blend in with the foods. There is small step stool in there that I am able to perch myself on for a moment and mentally recover.

Last night as I snuck into the pantry, onto my perch, I watched my kids run around yelling "MOM, MOM, MOM" "I was playing with it first!" "MOM, MOM, MOM" "I'm telling Mommy!" "MOOOOM!" By the time they finish invading every room of the house trying to find me, I "magically" appear in the kitchen and answer "What do you need, honey?" at which the whole story of what I just secretly watched unfolds. This whole thing is probably about 3 minutes long, but it gives me a chance to just step out of the noise for a moment and regroup.

Maybe this is slightly irresponsible to let my kids run around looking for me, but seriously, the alternative is losing my mind and risking a potential mental meltdown which is not really an option with small little kids. How can you tell them to settle down and practice patience if it is not something you are capable of? One pantry escape and 3 mini chocolate bars later (darn Halloween stash!) and life was back on track and everyone was happy. What more could a girl ask for :-)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love this post!!! I so wish I had a pantry now. :) It would definitely come in handy at my house.