Loss of dignity

Written by Heather Starr Fiedler. Posted in PittsburghMom

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I've come to accept that, with being a mom comes a loss of dignity.  I've gotten used to having little ones with me every time I have to pee (and announcing it to the world).  It's just part of life as a mom. My husband seems to have no problem locking the bathroom door without as much as a backwards glance from the kids. But god forbid I even try and close the door, you would think that they are hungry sharks and I'm blood in the water just behind that door. They claw, kick and scream at the door.  But, as I've said, I've come to accept it.

Tonight hit an all-time low, though, in the dignity department.

I've got a stomach bug. I've been throwing up for 24 hours straight. I had the boys at dyacare today so I was able to stay home and get some rest. But I picked them up and the ride home was too much for my stomach.

Rather than puke in peace, I had two kids hanging on me (literally) inches away from the toilet bowl.  And I had a cheering section. Every time I puked, Matthew screamed "WHOA!!!!!" while Ben clapped, as though I had just won a race.  At least I had some laughter through the pain.

Good times.  Loss of dignity and all.

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