One of the most enduring clichés of motherhood is that raising kids is so consuming, you don't even have time to take a bathroom break by yourself. Luckily, this smothering phase is mostly limited to parenting mobile babies and young toddlers, but it sure seems to last forever, doesn't it?
It's amazing all the things you took for granted before becoming a mom. Like how you used to be able to walk into the bathroom, close the door, and do your business without anyone interrupting you. As the parent of two school-age kids, I promise you'll eventually get that back (except for being peppered with questions through the door: "MOMMMM? WHERE'S MY SHOES?") -- but in the meantime, enjoy this roundup of why all moms have to put in their time in the Can't Pee Alone Zone.
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