Since my first child was born I can count how many times I have had complete privacy and uninterrupted bathroom time! When Jackson was a baby there were times I actually had to take him and hold him on my lap while going to the bathroom! Try pulling up your pants while holding onto a baby! When Lola came home it was even worse because we went through a time that I couldn't put her down. She would scream bloody murder and since we were in the process of trying to attach after the adoption, well let's just say the two of us were attached no matter what was going on! I was 8 months pregnant at the time so imagine how many times I had a 4 year old on my leg and a baby in my arms while trying to pee!
Yes, I have locked the door, but the pounding on it and the screams behind it do not mean privacy and uninterrupted time! Today I actually had silence! And yes, the children were home and on my heals! This is all it took;
"I'm going potty right now. Are you coming in or staying out." - me
"Are you pooping." - Tyce
Took a minute to think... "Maybe..." - me
"Then I'm staying out! You need privacy!" - Tyce with a disgusted look on his face!
No pounding, no yelling, nothing!!
So now if you hear me say I am pooping all of the time, but find I am on my deck, on the couch, or in my bedroom, don't be alarmed. I am just having a little bit of silence and privacy! You may want to try it!