I Peeled An Orange In The Shower

I peeled an orange in the shower. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but it really happened. There I was, in the shower, minding my own business, when Tiny-Small burst through the door yelling, “I’m hungee, Mom! I’m hungee!” I told her I’d be out in a minute and then I’d get her something to eat. She ran off and I was happy.

I peeled an orange in the shower.
I couldn’t take an actual picture of the event because I am pretty sure that would be illegal and would traumatize everyone who laid eyes on it.

But, then, she came back. With an orange. I was washing my hair, soap dripping everywhere, when I see a small hand thrust through the shower curtain, presenting me with an orange.

“Can I eat this, Mom?” she asked?

“In a minute. I am almost done.” I replied.

“I’m so hungee mom. My belly is starving.”

“Can you ask your dad to peel it? I’m in the shower!”

“He’s not here. I’m so hungee. He took Lucy for a walk. Can I eat this now? Please, I have a starving belly, Mom.”

So, with soap dripping in my eyes, I reached for the orange, rinsed it in the shower, stuck my hands outside the shower curtain and began peeling the orange as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, Tiny-Small cheered and danced around in the bathroom.

Then she sat down on the floor and ate her orange.

I feel like this is taking multitasking to a new level. I mean, preparing food while simultaneously taking a shower is probably not the norm and probably an exercise in breaking all sorts of personal boundaries and likely a few health code violations too. The thing is, I just wanted to take a shower, without any crying or starving bellies guilting me into hurrying up.

I don’t think I have taken more than 4 or 5 shower completely by myself in the past 3.5 years. I mean, there is always someone standing outside of the shower curtain talking, complaining, or demanding. Sometimes, even a dog strolls in and sticks his head in the shower to see what I am up to.

I really need to start locking the door more.

Have you had any strange parenting multitasking episodes? Have you ever peeled an orange in the shower? Please say YES. I have more strange shower stories than any mother should have. I am hoping you do too. That way I can feel almost normal.


P.S. We have come a long way though. If you could relate to this you might like: If You Give A Toddler A Cookie She Will Throw It In The bathtub With You. I told you the shower theme was a “thing” for us. I am pretty sure a mother is behind getting locks installed on all bathroom doors.


17 thoughts on “I Peeled An Orange In The Shower”

  1. I haven’t had this, but I have had a Nutella-faced child come THROW himself into bed with me… and rub his face all over the sheets. Which then looked like I’d pooped all over them. KIIIIiiiiids! *shakes fist*

  2. Our (only) bathroom is large, and oddly shaped. My kids have been begging for years to put a loveseat or couch in there so everyone could be comfortable. There IS room to put a couch in there, if we take out the chairs. The older kids throw my phone in a Baggie to facilitate texting and showering at the same time. I’ve never peeled an orange, but I have signed permission slips and shaved my legs at the same time.

    1. I never thought about texting and showering, but then I can barely type the words correctly when that is the only thing I am doing. Still, the phone in a baggie thing is pretty genius. Shaving and signing permission slips is definitely an award winning mutlitasking event! I love how your family wants to put a couch in the bathroom so they can be more comfortable while interrupting your shower…haha! Cracks me up. πŸ™‚

  3. I haven’t had to peel an orange yet in the shower but everytime I seem pee or poop my 2 year wants me and wants to sit on my lap. I dont even bother locking the door or else she will pound on it. It is like go bother Daddy!!

  4. Hahahahahahahahaha!

    I’m sorry. I shouldn’t really be laughing. But, the way you write Tiny Small makes me want to sit on the floor and eat an orange with her (but not in the bathroom…)

  5. Sometimes I drink my coffee in the shower just so I can enjoy my coffee alone. But most of the time I have to speed my showers or baths up. I don’t know why my kids almost always have to go #2 when I’m bathing!

  6. A few years back, this would be completely normal for me! Thank God I have two boys who would definitely die rather than be in the same bathroom with me now! πŸ˜€

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