Mom Posts Sign Outside Bathroom Door. Moms Everywhere In Fits Of Laughter Over 4 Golden Rules
LifeAspire Staff 3/19/2017
Any mother will tell you that being a mom does not come easy, and while humor is not necessary to get through the harder moments, it certainly doesn't hurt!
Proving this point everyday is Diva Dalporto who is the blog extraordinaire at My Life Suckers. After being a senior editor for Nickelodeon's parenting website for many years, she serendipitously started a personal blog to share a home video she made about her life with kids. It went viral and gave Diva inspiration to embrace humor and motherhood and make the world laugh with her!
So while you might have seen one of her famous parody videos combining a famous pop song with funny lyrics about life as a mom, what's getting people's attention lately is something that probably required a little less production! Aptly titled:
"IF MOM IS IN THE BATHROOM YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ..."
What follows is a simple set of four rules that are hand-written on a white construction paper and taped to, what we presume is, one of Diva's bathroom doors at home. The sign is supposed to be instructions for the four things her kids are NOT ALLOWED to do while Diva is behind that closed door. Let's just say we had tears of laughter running down our cheeks by the end of it.
#1 rule is a simple reminder to the kids that perhaps knocking while their mama is doing her business in private should be reserved for urgent matters only. It says to never:
"Knock, unless the house is on fire or someone is bleeding AND/OR dead."
Sure, to the normal folks, that doesn't seem above and beyond normal courtesy, but as most parents know first-hand, children aren't normal folks and they aren't really big on closed doors or stopping a conversation just because nature calls! Moving on to rule #2 of what her kids should NOT do:
"Scream questions at me if the shower is running. HOT TIP! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"
The gentle trickle of hot water down ones body is so relaxing, as is the hot steam that seems to just clean those pores! Except if you are a mother because then, instead of a spa like experience, every minute she spends in the shower is an invitation for the world's most complex and long questions to be yelled to her by the little ones with unshaken expectation that they will be answered! Rule #3 says they shouldn't:
"Wait for me within inches of the door and then yell at me when you get slammed in the face like that's my fault."
The problem is real people! This self-inflicted injury is so easy to avoid, but alas why give up on a chance to make a mama feel guilty; that boo-boo isn't going to kiss itself you know! Lastly, to top it all off, rule #4 - which says not to:
"Slip me notes of any kind, especially the ones with those check boxes. Ask yourself this question before knocking ... Can I survive the next two minutes without mom?"
What follows are two check boxes saying yes and no, which also mark the end to this insanely simple yet funny note! If you made it this far in the list and don't have any children, we have a feeling you just patted yourself on the back and might even enjoy an extra minute or two the next time you are in the shower! For the rest of us, we can't wait till our kids are old enough to read!
Now watch this parody of Meghan Trainor's hit song, which will have you LOLing!
What we love about Diva is that she leaves us laughing but somehow also makes motherhood appealing!! Who wouldn't want to have so much fun in life...am I right!? Even if it means an audience while you use the bathroom. Rock on!