Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Business of Privacy

ME (walking into the bathroom): Hang on, Lucy, I need to use the restroom.

LUCY (following me): What? You have to go potty?

ME: Yes.

LUCY: Pee-pee or poo-poo?

ME: I don’t know. Maybe both.

LUCY: Can I see?

ME: Can I stop you?

LUCY (in a sing-song voice): Nooo-ooo-ooo!

ME (getting ready to take a seat on the “throne”): Okay, then.

LUCY (panicked): Wait, don’t go yet, Mommy! Let me get my telescope!

ME: What? NO!

LUCY: But I really want to see!

ME: You can see just fine with your eyes from where you are.

LUCY: Can I get closer?

ME: NO! Lucy, seriously, Mommy needs a little privacy.

LUCY: Private-see? What’s private-see?

ME: That’s when you give people space to do their potty business. Or to shower. Or to change their clothes. Really, people like privacy any time they are naked.

LUCY: Really? That’s silly business.

ME: Nope. Privacy is good business.

LUCY: Mommy, you are so silly. Now, let me see your potty! Can I help you wipe?


  1. I so do NOT miss those days! My son now totally appreciates the idea of privacy.

  2. I look forward to the day when I can poop without an audience!