Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Writers Workshop

Mamakats Assignment: Write about a time you hid from someone, or a time you disguised who you really were.

Moms Need A Break Too!

It started off as me the mom needing a 5 minute break from the kids, so I quietly slipped up stairs to my room after dinner. There was only one small flaw in my plan, I have 4 kids and the thought that I wouldn't be missed for 5 whole minutes was absurd.

So when I heard the familiar sound of my oldest hollering "mom, mom where are you?" did the idea to slide off my bed and hide between the bed and the wall come in. If they just peeked their heads into my room they wouldn't see me but if they walked in they would find me. AAH worked like a charm I heard my oldest at the door say "Mom ... you're not in here? He was very confused I had to cover my mouth to keep from laughing out loud and giving away my position. I was sure he was going to walk in the room and I'd be discovered but he didn't. I stayed on the floor for a few minutes before I decided why not go with it. I jumped up grabbed a pillow and a magazine and laid back down on the floor.

It took my husband calling me on my phone to find out where the heck I was cause the kids were panicking cause they couldn't find me. **Note to self leave the darn thing downstairs next time I want 5 minutes of peace.** Don't worry I didn't leave them completely unattended my husband was down stairs doing the dishes.

I did however manage to get in a full 20 minutes of reading time even if I did have to hide to get it but sometimes moms need a break too!


Don't let thier cute smiling faces fool you they know exactly what thier doing!

20 comments:

SgtSudsWife said...

Thats great!I think I might try that.Of course if Lil C goes in my room and doesn't see me I run the risk of things being destroyed or swallowed.

Melissa said...

That is great.... too funny!!! Ahhhhh the joys of a little "alone" time....

Jori-O said...

I can only count on true alone time if I'm in the bathroom...and even then it's not guaranteed....

Rhonda said...

Oh, that IS funny!! Good for you!

Angie said...

How right you are! I hide all the time!

:0)

~angie~

Los said...

I'm pretty sure my mom got 0 minutes of free time when I was growing up ... I'm also sure I'll be "blessed" with this same situation when we have kids ... sigh.

Steph said...

HILARIOUS! I'm totally going to remember this trick. :)

Sometimes Sophia said...

Great story. Your children are beautiful. It's funny and wonderful that the poor things panicked. You'll have to find a new hiding spot!

Weeksie50 said...

That is wonderful : ) I am glad you got a small break.. here is hoping for more breaks in the future..

Lex the mom said...

I might need to try this out.

This gave me a good laugh! I can totally envision you covering your mouth on the floor between a wall & a bed. It had to have been difficult.

My kids would have searched harder for me. *sigh*

jenn3 said...

Alone time? What's that? Haha.

Michelle said...

Hmmm... I like that trick. I just might have to use it myself sometime!

Jo-Jo said...

Oh my gosh! I don't have 5 but I have two toddlers and a10 year old step son! I know what you mean by needing 5 mins! I think your stunt was genius!

Summer Saldana said...

The things we'll do, huh? I go sit in the bathroom with my magazine...and I'm not even going. ha!

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angie said...

Oh, I hear you. Loud and clear. Glad you got your 20 minutes!

Mama's Losin' It said...

Yay for you! I don't care HOW you have to find it...alone in a corner of my room sure beats nothin!

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Elena said...

I LOVE that you hid between the bed and wall. HILARIOUS! I am sure all moms can understand the need to hide from the kids once in a while.

Casey's trio said...

Ah man, I can totally relate to wanting to hide from the kids. Mine aren't old enough to fend for themselves yet...darn it!