Thursday, August 7, 2008
I really love having the type of home that my kids run in and out of... Unfortunately, having this type of laid back house comes with interesting problems. It's not only just my kids running in and out of the house...it's also their neighborhood friends, siblings, etc... On more than one occasion I've woken up (from an afternoon nap) to a little three old chirping in my ear, "Monkey Girl, whatcha doin', are you sleepin'?" He's even gone as far as to crawl in bed with me, telling me how much he misses me. It's sweet, and honestly doesn't bother me a bit. Every neighbor in every neighborhood over the years eventually gets used to seeing me in my bathrobe. I think it used to bug Hubby Monkey but he's gotten over it. It's only a matter of time before I'm walking the monkeys to the bus stop in my pj's, robe and slippers. Really, if this were the 1950's you'd have seen me wearing one of those house coats...of course, it would have been cute. Thank God, my neighbor likes me, because a few weeks ago I had to explain to her that her little monkey saw me half naked/half dressed...well, really I was attempting to get dressed, quickly, I might add. But in runs MY MONKEY, without knocking (what a shock!) and her friend is trailing behind her. HELLO!!!! MOMMY'S NAKED HERE!!!! Now, my kids see me naked all the time. But, honestly, I'm trying not to flash the neighbor kids. I don't want to scare them...or scar them, whichever. I may be nuts but I do have my modesty.