You see, I have this 5-year-old little girl named Emma. She has red curls, brown eyes and is cute as a button. She has a good little heart, too. She does her best to help me out around the house with laundry, cleaning and other little mundane chores, and, best of all, she *wants* to learn how to knit. It’s coming along slowly, I admit. But, she has her little kitty needles and we plug away every so often. She is truely a joy.
However, she does have her little quirks. For example, she loves all shoes, but in order for them to grace her feet, they must fit exactly right. They must conform to her little foot like a glove, hugging every last molecule of it, or she becomes very frustrated with them and won’t wear them, no matter how new, pink, hello kitty-ish they are. This can be very frustrating for a mom, trust me!
Also, her bathroom etiquette leaves something to be desired. Beyond using too much toilet paper, and most curiously, I believe she has decided that she needs to see every single restroom in every store/public building we visit. Just follow me for a moment, here. Yesterday, in typical motherly fashion, I made a trip to the drug store to pick up my DH medication, Food Lion for frozen pizza and EB Games for a DD to trade in some old video games. While at waiting in the car, Emma said she needed to use the bathroom. So we went to the adjoining Linens and Things. While we were in the ‘big stall’ (she has to choose when she can) she said “This has alot of space, mommy.” When we were finally ‘done’ and she came out to wash hands, she remarked on how much she liked the flowers on the counter and the blowy thing which was quieter than that other loud one we had to use last time.
At this point, it dawned on me that, if I was going to be spending a good part of my waking hours knitting/waiting in these public restrooms, I should do a blog…Emma’s bathroom blog. Boy, that Linen’s and things would probably rate an 8 out of 10.
So, dear reader, don’t be surprised by an occasional foray into the fascinating world of public restrooms. Don’t worry, we’ll be sure not to share pics of the nasty ones, only the nice ones:)