This Mom’s Viral List of Bathroom Rules Lays Down the Law


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Being a mother is one of nature’s greatest gifts, but it certainly isn’t easy. Almost any sense of privacy goes out the window. However, an unidentified mother is reclaiming one area of the house — the bathroom — as her own.


The post, shared by the Practical Parenting and Mommas be Mommas Facebook pages, displays a list of “rules” that the other residents of the home must adhere to while she’s in the bathroom. The sign’s edicts read as follows:

“#1: Knock, unless the house is on fire or someone is bleeding and/or dead.
#2: Scream questions at me if the shower is running! Hot tip! I can’t hear you!
#3: Wait for me within inches of the door and then yell at me when you get slammed in the face like it’s my fault.
#4: Slip me notes of any kind, especially ones with those check boxes. Ask yourself this question before knocking… Can I survive the next two minutes without mom?”
Judging by the 12,000 shares and hundreds of comments the post has attracted, the rules have struck a chord with many people.

Some, like Facebook commenter Debi Costa, even offered their own additions to the list.

On March 7, Costa wrote, “I would add..
5: no I do not need an audience or your opinion of my body while I shower, I get enough critique in the mirror and from fashion magazines, I don’t need “insightful” questions from a 3 year old 6: if I have a toothbrush in my mouth, I do not plan on a discourse about the meaning of life or where your blankie (sic) is hiding.”

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