Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Just for You, Shannon

*I asked for Dainon's permission before sharing this story.

For many years, I've had to share a bathroom with the family. What does this mean? It means I can never just sit down on the toilet without taking a really good look at the seat. It means my makeup gets desecrated by artists and my beauty tools disappear. Sniff.

It was tough.

But following a cataclysmic flooding event last year, a remodel was in order. And I got my own bathroom. It's not quite finished. My new bedroom that adjoins it still has no pad or carpet. It's still very much a construction room; but my bathroom, my inner sanctum, is beautiful.
One day I was enjoying my new double headed shower (I can rinse both armpits at the same time!) while Lewis was painting in the bedroom. Dainon poked his head around the door.
"Don't come in here!" Lewis warned.
Dainon just assumed he meant that there was wet paint and decided to walk in anyway. Just as I was stepping out of the shower.

Our eyes locked.

He screamed.

I howled with laughter and shouted, "BEHOLD THE HOTNESS THAT IS YOUR MOTHER!

He dashed from the room and cried out in anguish "Burn this image from my retinas!"

I grabbed a towel and collapsed in giggles.

And now, he always knocks.
True story.


Home of the Muddy Kids said...

Sorry. He saw me naked in the shower first. Poor kid!

Jenn said...

Ha,ha,ha,ha!!!! I'm going to be laughing about that one for a while!

Jodi said...


I would die!!! You took it so well! I love what he said about burning it from his retna!

I do remember seeing my dad in all his glory when I was a teen....not a pretty sight! lol!!

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shannon said...

I am touched that you would share this story for my benefit. The fact you told him that makes my opinion of your mothering skills raise even high then I thought possible.

Doran & Jody said...


Kimberly said...


You are a fun mom, and a great sport. I would have yelled threats while throwing bottles of anything in my reach. :-)

lovecat said...

natural consequences are such great teachers!