This morning I slept in…to the ridiculously late hour of 7 am. Then Minnow woke up and our day got underway. As a result of my laziness and Fish’s work schedule, I had to get ready for my day while wrangling a wiggly Minnow. This is actually pretty typical, at least two days a week I fail to get up before she does.
But this morning I faced a new obstacle. I’ve baby proofed our bathroom and I let Minnow crawl around and play while I take a very quick shower. Usually, she spends a little bit of time banging on the shower door but spends most of her time looking for trouble.
This morning however, she stood up against the shower door and refused to move. Even when I had finished my shower.Our shower door opens outward and with Minnow unsteadily leaning against it, I was trapped. If I opened the door, I would knock her over onto the hard floor.
What followed was about 3 minutes of me trying to figure out how to convince Minnow to sit down or least move to a non-door part of the shower. I tried to mime sitting down; I tried dog commands “sit” and “down”; I made funny faces and hand gestures. She thought I was hilarious but didn’t budge. Fortunately, eventually she inched toward the hinged side of the door, and I was able to crack it open without knocking her over. Once the door was cracked, she wanted to play with it. So she sat down to better grab and swing it, and I was free!
(Then I just had to make sure she didn’t pinch her fingers while I was getting dressed.)
Anyways, this brings me to my Friday question:
Is it better to snare an extra hour or so of sleep and getting ready while child wrangling, including possiby getting trapped in the shower, or is it better to force myself out of bed at 5:30 or 6:00 and have an hour or so to shower, eat breakfast, and get ready for the day before Minnow wakes up?