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Scene from my life

Scene from my life

January 16, 2008

I am in the bathroom.

There is banging and kicking on the door.

“Jesus, will you knock it off!” I finally yell.

Then I hear a tiny indignant voice, “It’s not Jesus. It is just me, your favorite Miles.”

Posted by Chris @ 10:26 pm  

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  1. peepnroosmom says:

    I love that child.

  2. Tina says:

    That is adorable. Totally made my day.

  3. Jamie AZ says:

    That is so sweet - cuter if he’d not been banging on the *bathroom* door!

  4. Chris H says:

    I nearly peed myself laughing! I had a similar incident when my older son was about 3 or 4. In a rush to get out the door, I told him to hurry up and “get your shoes on”. “They’re not shoes, Mommy, they’re SNEAKERS”, says the boy. “Fine!” says I, “Get your G** Damn sneakers on and let’s go!” He replies ever so calmy, “The’re not G** Damn, Mommy, they’re JUST sneakers…”.

  5. judi says:

    definitely got to love that boy!

  6. kalisah says:

    were all your kids so adorable or did you just get lucky on this last one?

  7. carrie says:

    I am so gonna steal that line next time I’m in the bathroom!

  8. Caren Story says:

    How adorable…no matter how mad I am at my daughter, she’ll say something cute like that, and my anger just melts away!

  9. BetteJo says:

    Such an adorable little man.

  10. jamie says:

    Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me! That is really really funny!!

  11. arduous says:

    How do you not just eat him up!! That is the cutest.

  12. Girlymom4 says:

    Too funny, I have made many soggy threats from the shower…or the I’m in the shower, my head’s under the water…I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!

  13. Lylah says:


    I love that he specified which Miles it was, too…

  14. Lisa V says:

    Tell him Jesus is in everyone. :)

  15. Victoria says:

    aww, aww, awww!

  16. marg says:

    I have not commented before, but read your blog often to feel like i am not alone in this crazy thing called parenting. Thanks for sharing this little tidbit of your busy day — i laughed hard and still am.

  17. Sleeping Mommy says:

    Too frickin’ funny!

  18. Lilly says:

    “…your favorite Miles.” That’s so darned cute. I’m sure it was even more adorable hearing it in his 3yr old’s voice.

  19. Karen Sugarpants says:

    Heart melting. How do you not squish him all day long!?

  20. Megan says:

    Absolutely adorable! Kids come up with the funniest things.

  21. wanderingrose says:

    Too funny.

    My daughter once banged on our bedroom door and shouted, “Mom, I am a wolf and you and Dad are pigs!” :)

    Her version of the 3 Little Pigs of course

  22. Ani says:

    Amen brother.

    Now could someone please come up with a child-repellent to spray on the bathroom door? Because, really, moms need 10 seconds of privacy every once in a while!

  23. Susan says:

    That is SO sweet, it makes your mouth pucker. I’ll get to screaming point with my Luke and he’ll suddenly look so sweet and say, “I so so so sorry, Mom.” Then I can’t remember what I was yelling about.

  24. Jenn says:

    Let me get this straight…you were on the computer in your bathroom? I considered you amazing, but that some serious multi-tasking!

  25. Valeta says:

    He is so funny.

  26. Bellamomma says:

    Well he certainly knows his place in the family doesn’t he?! LOL

  27. Jeanne says:

    I used to beg my kids for just a bit of privacy when they were young. You know, don’t even bother closing the door because someone will bust it right open. That way you can hear them coming, avoiding near heart attacks.

    Then one day my son asked me “can I just have some primacy?”
    I can only assume with all those young boys that you have primacy at your house too.

    Now mine are teenagers and we have privacy. I really miss the “primacy days.” Enjoy them while you have them.

  28. chanelireli says:

    He is just adorable! Mass murder tendencies and all :)

  29. Carrie says:

    Jesus, that’s perfect with a capitol P!

  30. Maddy says:


  31. JCK says:

    They are so literal. Love it!

  32. Brigitte says:

    Well obviously he can’t be Jesus . . . since Jesus and God are omnipresent and all that, they wouldn’t need to kick your door to get into the bathroom. ;-)

  33. Kim says:

    I heart Miles. Completely!!!!!!!!!!!!! As I also have a three year old boy, I can just imagine what his little voice sounded like (and “your favorite Miles”, as opposed to all of the other Mileses that you happen to have lying around!).

    My Logan is hilarious too with what he comes up with, usually his replies to something I’ve said. And to hear all three of them giggling uncontrollably when they’ve just got the sillies, well, it’s priceless =)

  34. Camilla says:

    Lmao! He’s adorable.

    And sorry to hear you’ve been having allergy nightmares lately, i’m sending good vibes! :) I’m enjoying reading your other blog currently linked from yearoff too, i’m all over the financial frugality and saving at the moment. Do you read http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog ? You might enjoy.

  35. Kristie says:

    So see? Lessons in personal space, and Bible Study, all at the same time. You are definitely the Queen of Multi-tasking. And your son? Is adorable. :)

  36. Maine Mom says:

    Cute. Why is it that children cannot let their mothers have a peaceful moment in the bathroom?!

  37. Not the Mama says:

    Oh dear lord, the cuteness! That is adorable.

  38. Crisanne says:

    Didn’t you just have to kiss him all over for that one?!?!

  39. jody says:


    Awesome cute!

  40. aimee says:

    Thanks for a great morning laugh!!

  41. fidget says:

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA it’s not jesus *rofl* too freakin cute!

  42. Frauke says:

    Can I borrow him?

  43. Sara says:

    Oh the cuteness. It is killing me. Yep. I just died.

  44. Kristy says:


  45. Kristin says:

    I am laughing so hard at this….I like some others today am commenting for the first time, but I read your sites regularly.
    My oldest now 6 also would either bang on the door or barge in anyway and ask “whatcha doin?”. I would always respond, “solving world peace, now go and let me work in silence!”.
    We can only take so much!!!!

  46. ashley says:

    how cute

  47. Karate Mom says:

    That is absolutely too funny!! And I love how he specified that not only was he Miles, but your FAVORITE Miles!

  48. Burgh Baby's Mom says:

    No wonder he’s your favorite!

  49. Stephanie says:

    Still laughing….

  50. Redneck Mommy says:

    With lines like that, he’d be my favourite too.

  51. Heather says:

    OK. Now he’s my favorite, too.

  52. SouthernBelle says:

    Too cute!!

  53. nancy says:

    Laugh out freaking loud !!!!!!!!!!!
    He is so cute yet so sly that lil boy!
    Give him a great big hug !
    Enjoy the day!

  54. Texasmom says:

    Sounds like that old Bill Cosby routine where growing up, he thought his name was Jesus Christ and his brothers name was dammit because that was what their father would say to them before getting after them about something. Miles could have a big future in comedy.

  55. Celine says:

    Such CUTEness!

  56. Sheila says:


  57. Lisa Lisa says:

    How funny! He’s got charactor.

  58. Bronnie says:

    Haha.. oh that is so gorgeous!

  59. Nataly says:

    That is really awesome!

  60. Kasey says:


  61. jen says:

    Too cute ;)

    Though quite *how* you get to go to the bathroom with the door shut (and your child on the other side) I am not sure! I get every pee and wipe inspected and stared at. Gross, yes. Safer, yes. The thought of my two year old loose in the house with my 6mo old and the door shut so I can’t see or hear - no way!

    You’re lucky you’ve got the other kids will keep an eye out for him! I went to the hospital yesterday to have a mole biopsied and it was pure *luxury* being able to go to the bathroom by myself - albeit a scummy hospital one!!! [I even cheered inwardly when there was a 30minute delay before surgery, just so that I could read my book for 30 more minutes!!]

  62. Marlee says:

    I think this might be my favorite post. Ever. :)

  63. Lovebabz says:

    I love this blog becasue your kids remind me of my kids. I swear I had the same experience with my daughter Margeaux! So when I read this I laughed myself to tears! Thank you for this…I needed it today.

  64. Kelly says:

    awww! Love that little boy! He’s sooo cute!

  65. Beverly says:

    This has to be the cutest, sweetest thing I’ve read in a long time!

  66. Kate says:


    like in a horror movie …ummm, don’t go into the dark basement, you idiot- semi -clothed- teen- in- the -cabin-in-the-woods …

    (and I love that you said “Jesus” to your kids…It makesme feel better that Aquinnah’s fav movie at the moment is “chicago” … and now she wanders around the house muttering - from “cell block tango”- “single? single my ass…. ” )

    she’s 4 1/2.
    we’re so proud.

    P.S- miles thinks he’s the fav? You need to stop letting him read your comments. :)

  67. Lori says:

    I had to come back to this post today and comment. As I was driving home from work, hours after reading this, I busted out laughing and my 16 year old thought I was nuts, till I told him what had me laughing. Even HE WHO HATES EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING thought it was cute!

  68. Elaine says:

    LOVE IT! Kids come up with the best lines.

  69. Isabel Kallman says:

    i keep reading it. and i keep laughing.

  70. Juju says:

    Awwwwww!!!!! That’s the sweetest thing I’ve heard all week.

  71. sharon says:

    This is soooooo adorable.

  72. mama's got moxie says:

    oh, that was just too cute!!

  73. Chantelle says:

    That’s too adorable. :)

  74. Kathy says:

    LOVE THIS ONE! My girls are older and now they run like the wind at the thought of seeing me unclothed. My company is now my two medium-sized dogs. I have to push the door shut or they will join me - EVERY TIME!