If someone could solve the mystery of why children always come to find you when you’re on the toilet, we would be very, very happy. Because maybe then we could stop the knocking, the opening of doors, the yelling out, the fingers under the door, or the plain just coming in and trying to hang out. Please, please, please, just let me pee alone. (And do not come in and tell me there is a fire, make me stand up with my undies around my knees and yell “where?”, and then whisper “it’s a pretend fire”. Yes, this actually happened).
If you really do need five minutes of peace, we suggest the following. Put on Sofia the First or Wings 2 Skyforce heroes. Give them a real treat by opening up a bag of Proper Crisps. Tell them they can play with their new Leapfrog Leapband game from Planet Fun. Maybe they’ll even want to get dressed for bed early in their The Penguin Company sleepsuit. (Yeah right, but they will look cute).
Slowly retreat and they won’t notice you disappearing.
Lock yourself in the bathroom (because it’s where we all just love to spend our quality alone time) and put on some of your L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Christmas pack. And since you have a few minutes of peace, you can hold onto your phone in its Tuatara cover, and scroll through all the fabulous buys on NZ Sale, and decide how to spend your $100 voucher. Decide fast though, they’ll be through those chips in no time.
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