It goes without saying, I love my dear, sweet daughter.
Nevertheless, I'm normal. I miss certain aspects of my "pre K" life. I miss being able to listen to raunchy morning shows on the radio. I yearn for the days when I could sleep in. But, more than anything, I long for uninterrupted, peaceful showers.
Most of the showers I've taken since she's been born have been anything but peaceful.
This morning takes the cake.
A few Christmases ago, we gave K a mini wooden drum set. Cute as anything. But really, for the love of Reese's Pieces, what were we thinking?!
This morning, as I was getting ready to shower, she felt it necessary to throw the drum set into the bathroom and start banging on it. She didn't even have the drumsticks. The sticks where somewhere in the staging area in the hallway, I'm sure. She had taken apart the drum set and was using the cymbal stand as a stick. Oh so freakin obnoxious. The exact opposite of peaceful.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
She doesn't seem to have the musical gift. It's just loud, irritating noise, not music. And she was ruining my shower.
Later, when I was bitching to my dear husband about the less than stellar shower I experienced, his response was something along the lines of, "Oh, she wasn't in there the whole time."
Seriously? Let me fill the bathroom with a marching band the next time you're trying to have a peaceful 15 minute shower.
Five minutes of that racket feels like an eternity.
I've heard comforting words from fellow moms that eventually the kids go off to college and showers can once again be peaceful and uninterrupted. K hasn't even started preschool and already I'm counting down the days till college.
But, boy do I love her.
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