04 September 2009

I've been hiding...


I'm going to be totally honest here... have you ever hidden from your kids? I don't mean while playing 'hide and seek' but hidden away to get a moments peace?

I have heard of mums who sometimes hide out in the toilet... I've done that before, but then we lived in a house and had a curtain as the toilet door for 2 years (don't ask me to tell you what that was like!).

Don't get me wrong, I love my kids to bits, but sometimes I need a bit of space to think... breathe... pray... and usually if I shut myself somewhere there is this immense need for kids to know what is going on behind that closed door.

I've discovered the perfect place though - and I hope they don't discover it for a while.

In our bedroom hubby has built a bench seat into the window cavity and the bedroom curtains close in front of this bench seat.

I was innocently sitting there the other day (drinking out of my most favourite mug at the moment) when I heard the noise of my lovely kids coming, and I had this sudden desire to hide and enjoy the peace for just a moment longer... so I shut the curtains and no one found me.

The perfect hiding place... for now.

7 comments:

  1. Great space! I often retreat to my room and just lie on my bed.... sometimes I'll get 10-15 good minutes before they'll realize I've disappeared!

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  2. I'm going to be totally honest here... have you ever hidden from your wife when she wants you to change your toddler's pooey nappy?

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  3. That's a perfect spot - I just hope the kids don't read the blog!

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  4. Good one! Haha, love Symon's comment! too funny :)

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  5. When Sam is home too I sometimes retire to bed with a book, but Brody always comes to find me shouting out "MOMMY" in such a cute voice I give up and come outa hiding :P

    Ps: If you ever want to lose your youngest one for a morning or afternoon Brody would love a play mate :)
    He doesn't have daycare on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays :)

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  6. Make the most of it while it lasts .

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  7. My sister goes and sits in her garage. Her kids are all older now and they still haven't figured it out. You might try that one if this one is exposed :)

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