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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  1. Profile photo of bridget

    December 8, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Kiddy bliss…………………………………xx

  2. Shani McLean

    December 7, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Time alone? What is this you speak of? :o

  3. Profile photo of Emily Lee
    Emily Lee

    December 7, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    another brilliant prize!

  4. robyn polyblank

    December 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    omg do you no how much happiness this would bring, creepers even the cat trys to follow me to the loo lol love them all tho xx merry christmas :)

  5. Profile photo of Cheryl

    December 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I have 3 girls so they can watch Sophia while I shop online… PERFECT xxx

  6. Profile photo of Deb

    December 7, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Another amazing prize :)

  7. Profile photo of Anne Mansfield
    Anne Mansfield

    December 7, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Yes please, anything for peace and quiet in the loo!

  8. Joelene

    December 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    my daughter and I always share a good time in the toilet

  9. Mandy Phipps-Green

    December 7, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I really need that face cream – and my 3 kids would love the toys.

  10. Emma

    December 7, 2014 at 1:53 am

    I really want to see Hannah in the penguin sleep-suit!

  11. Claire Birks

    December 7, 2014 at 1:16 am

    love it!! And would help fuel my shopping addiction

  12. Fawn Heart Cronin

    December 7, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Everyday. 12 week old, 19 month old and 6 year old with a 7 year old dog running about drives me to lock myself in the loo every single day. Loo therapy

  13. Melissa

    December 7, 2014 at 12:05 am

    This is exactly what I need! After being stuck in Auckland traffic for 2.5 hrs with a toddler screaming for 1.5 hrs of that I really need to lock myself away to find some sanity again.

  14. Tracey

    December 6, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    My second is 4 weeks today – the 1st is full noise and the husband is a handful as well. Lock me in the loo but nobody is getting the chips but me xox

  15. Kristen

    December 6, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I’m only in my first year of this parenting lag – I’m well and truly ready for some loo locking.

  16. Kirsten N

    December 6, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Yes please – 3 boys and a husband – I lock myself in the loo regularly just for a bit of time out for Mum.

  17. Kate B

    December 6, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Just had an impromptu ” flash mob” Christmas Party at my house for friends stuck in the Auckland traffic. The traffic cleared and I’m left with a house that looks like a bomb hit it; a husband who has gone with the others to the Christmas Party and our two kids – both Under 5 and both close to meltdown. Lock me in the loo is right.

  18. Ange Beaumont

    December 6, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Ooooh would love this!!

  19. Profile photo of Annalise Mehrtens
    Annalise Mehrtens

    December 6, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Wow! I so get it!! These are awesome prizes :)

  20. Loren

    December 6, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Yes…pretty please

  21. Norelle Ward

    December 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    ME ME ME!!!!

  22. Profile photo of Haley McLaughlin
    Haley McLaughlin

    December 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Sound like me :-)

  23. Raewyn

    December 6, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    So true! Except there is no point locking myself in the toilet as my son always needs to go just as I sit on the toilet seat! The DVDs and the leap frog toy would be a great distraction :)

  24. Kate @ upsidebackwards

    December 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    That’s almost a perfect plan… the only flaw in it is, there is *no* way I’m giving the Proper crisps to the kids & not having any myself. Those are delicious! :-D

    • Profile photo of mumsontop

      December 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      I know – they are delicious & the prize pack has 4 different flavours – YUM!

    • Meredith

      December 6, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      yes please! A little time would be nice to browse but a little $$$ to do so would be even better!!

  25. Profile photo of Roseanne

    December 6, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Lovely prize pack … would love to share this prize! my kids can be busy happily playing for ages, the moment i try for some mummy time suddenly i am urgently needed!!!

    • Profile photo of mumsontop

      December 6, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      I know that feeling…

  26. Tammy Bunt

    December 6, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Oh my goodness what I wouldn’t give to go to the toilet ALONE! I’ve tried simply closing the door, but you would think I had left my two kids forever when I simple closed the door for ONCE! My 8 month old doesn’t even know I’m in the toilet but he’ll freak out the minute I sit on the loo. It’s amazing to go to the toilet at night once the kids are in bed and have no interruptions. It’s even worse when aunt flow is visiting, and BAM “mommy… what are you doing? Can I do that?”. No child. Just no. NO LEAVE ME IN PEACE AND GIVE ME SOME DIGNITY!

    • Profile photo of mumsontop

      December 6, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      ha ha ha, Tammy you are hilarious!

  27. Profile photo of Maria

    December 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    You just described me!

  28. Leigh

    December 6, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    This prize won’t be wasted on me!

    • Profile photo of mumsontop

      December 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      We’ve heard that about you!

  29. Rachelle

    December 6, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Pretty much every time i go to the toilet my daughter opens the door because “I need to talk to you!” Joy!! This prize would be amazing :)

    • Profile photo of mumsontop

      December 6, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      We think it’s perfect for a bit of sanity (all be it in the loo!)

  30. Jenny Brears

    December 6, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Wow yes please :-)

  31. Jules

    December 6, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    My littlest is besotted with Sophia, that would give me a whole half hour to get some Xmas crafts done without little people helping (no help at all really, usually just a extra large mess to clean up) :)

  32. Jay

    December 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    15 min peace, yes please

  33. Judy

    December 6, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I’ve moved to NZ from Australia & luve NZ Sale – this looks great

  34. Kirsten McKenzie

    December 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    We love Sophia, and if she can deliver me some child free toilet time, I’d be happy!

  35. Malien

    December 6, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Ohhh another fantastic prize! I lock myself in the loo all the time if I want anything done or a bit of quiet time. My kids somehow dont seem to bother me then! Hopefully it will last!!

  36. kerry

    December 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Would love to say I can have some alone time in the loo but my youngest has worked out to unlock it from the outside

  37. Profile photo of Alison Pollock
    Alison Pollock

    December 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Yes please, what a great selection of prizes :-)

  38. Emma J

    December 6, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    This prize pack has me written all over it

  39. Maria

    December 6, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    We are moving, and I’ve seen lots on the NZSale site that I’d love to be able to treat myself with.

  40. Lou

    December 6, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    TIme alone would be fantastic. :-)

  41. Profile photo of Kath

    December 6, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I am so totally in!

  42. Kimberley

    December 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Oh yes please! I cannot escape my toddler even if hubby is home and I sneak off. It’s like he senses it.

  43. Michelle

    December 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Last time I locked the door I ended up with poo on the carpet outside of it :-)….every single day without fail, I am interrupted on the throne…its amzing how their little radars can zone in when you nick away – and its always for a chat about the most random of things. For example tonight; “mum do you think my pet ant would like to eat raisins? They kind of look the same…”

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    Deborah Wood

    December 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Aw look at that sleepsuit ! It is gorgeous !
    An all round fabulous prize ! Love *

  45. Profile photo of Debbe Laurent
    Debbe Laurent

    December 6, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Unfortunately my little darlings wouldn’t be fooled… Although there is only 4 of them at home now (soon to be 5 and sometimes 6) they still manage to know that moment when I try and sneak out to have a seconds peace on the toilet.

  46. Profile photo of Angela Pickering
    Angela Pickering

    December 6, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    This would indeed be bliss.

  47. Profile photo of Jay Lou
    Jay Lou

    December 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    This would be bliss! <3

  48. Lisa Potter

    December 6, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Sounds like BLISS .. toilet is the only room in the house with a lock on the door! And no matter how old your kids are, sometimes you just need to escape from them!

  49. HelenJ

    December 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    What every mum needs to feel at her best.

  50. Karen Price

    December 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I have four kids – I need at least five minutes of peace! Would love this!

  51. Amy Cudby

    December 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Yes please this would be fab

  52. Anna

    December 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    What an awesome prize pack

  53. Nicola

    December 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    7 years of it and we don’t even bother closing the door now. It’s always a nice surprise for visitors to get company in the loo too.

  54. Profile photo of Anna King
    Anna King

    December 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    My nephew would so love that Leapfrog Leapband and my face needs L’Oreal

  55. Angela

    December 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    The one mistake we made when we did up our ensuite was to NOT put a lock on the door – what were we thinking!

  56. Profile photo of Frances Anderson
    Frances Anderson

    December 6, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    What a lovely selection of gifts. The Leapfrog Leapband would be great for the grandchildren.

  57. Profile photo of josephine Holmes
    josephine Holmes

    December 6, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Oh how much do I look forward to the days when going to the loo means alone time…nope little mr 15 months thinks that’s a fun time to open all the bathroom cupboard doors…so I’ve polished my ‘reaching’ skills from the throne to grab anything that isn’t mouth sanitary!

  58. Profile photo of Jude Arbuthnot
    Jude Arbuthnot

    December 6, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    How times have changed. Once career driven, one of my main ambitions these days (after two kids) is to be able to go to the toilet alone! With these prizes I might even manage a shower alone…fancy that?! So yes please…pretty, pretty please!

  59. Profile photo of Holly Murray
    Holly Murray

    December 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    The joys I get to look forward to when the babe gets a bit older!

  60. kim

    December 6, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Yes please, I could do with 5 minutes of peace

  61. Profile photo of Emma Bedford
    Emma Bedford

    December 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I don’t even bother closing the door now…

  62. Joan Elwin

    December 6, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Just lock me in the loo sounds about right, except that after one incident where one grandchild managed to lock himself in it i no longer have a lock, or a perfect door frame!

    Taking on care of the grandchildren on my days off of work so my daughter can work herself i think i may be a bit mad and might need to resort to finding a hiding place the kids haven’t yet discovered to get a rare bit of peace.

    This prize pack would be wonderful, the grandchildren would be kept amused with the dvds and toys, and i could go to my hidey place and scoff the crisps – sounds perfect to me. The Age Perfect pack would be put to good use as i am sure that by end of holidays this old nana will be looking even worse for wear. But full of wonderful memories of time spent with the grandies :) so all worth it!

  63. Profile photo of Jane Warwick
    Jane Warwick

    December 6, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Great combination!

  64. Andrea Kelly

    December 6, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Oh WOW this prize would see Christmas done and dusted for my extended family. And if their is an item that doesn’t fit one of the family who I have to buy for then it will go under the K Mart Christmas tree this year. The proper crisps will have to be mine though as a paleo diet restricts you from potatoes but kumara chips are all o.k !!!

  65. Profile photo of kasey potter
    kasey potter

    December 6, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Would love to be able to wee on my own I never thought it would be my Christmas wish to have 1 minute to go to the toilet . Maybe the chips will allow some peace but somehow I see them being used as bait between the kids!

  66. Boni

    December 6, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Yes please

  67. Christine

    December 6, 2014 at 9:49 am

    5 minutes peace would be amazing! My youngest loves her constant cuddles :) :)

    • Profile photo of Boni

      December 6, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      p.s. site member now :)

      • Profile photo of mumsontop

        December 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm

        Welcome to the MoT team :)

  68. Profile photo of Kim

    December 6, 2014 at 9:14 am

    My son loves penguins so the suit is ott for him. My kids still find me in the loo or shower and want me to sort out arguments etc! It all sounds great

  69. Nola

    December 6, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Such good advice, but if you don’t lock the door they WILL come in

  70. Profile photo of Liz Foster
    Liz Foster

    December 6, 2014 at 8:51 am

    YES! please!…Maybe some retreat time in the bathroom will help stop my hair falling out at the rate it currently is! (Yes really hah!)

  71. Katrina Gray

    December 6, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Very Nice

  72. Profile photo of Andrea Callender
    Andrea Callender

    December 6, 2014 at 8:44 am

    This ones sounds PERFECT for me, my son loves dress ups so the penguin suit is perfect, the dvd’s would be thoroughly enjoyed by my two and I’ve just developed a love of Loreal skin care!

  73. Claire Lambert

    December 6, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Door Lock and ear plugs….but still you’d be worried what they’re up to in all that silence

  74. Karla

    December 6, 2014 at 8:35 am

    another amazing prize

  75. Genaya

    December 6, 2014 at 8:34 am

    What a fab prize, haven’t seen planes I have a feeling mister 4 would be all over it!

  76. Profile photo of Tanya

    December 6, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Oh yes I remember the loo days. Sometimes still happens – my 10yr yells out looking for me. When will it end?

  77. Michelle

    December 6, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Sounds great…..not that going to the loo I get any peace!

  78. Profile photo of kaybee

    December 6, 2014 at 8:22 am

    How timely, just this morning my 5 year old told me ‘youre not my friend anymore’ because I wouldn’t play a ‘catch me if I fall’ game with him while I was sitting on the toilet. Never mind that he has just started to demand privacy when he uses the toilet!

  79. Naomi

    December 6, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Yes please!

  80. Profile photo of Teena Haddon
    Teena Haddon

    December 6, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Yes please this would be amazing

  81. nicky carson

    December 6, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Hmm should try this ,but its normally my 4yo that locks himself in the LOO lol

  82. Karen Coghlan

    December 6, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Anywhere dor a moments peace

  83. Liz M

    December 6, 2014 at 8:08 am

    yes please, sounds amazing

  84. Claudine

    December 6, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Maybe not the loo, but ten minutes in the lazyboy in my now toddlers room reading a chapter of a book is the rare treat grasped at any opportunity, it’s never a whole chapter though before mum, mum where are you starts

  85. Profile photo of Desiree Tait
    Desiree Tait

    December 4, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Pretty hard to go past the proper chips. Wings would be great too and would love to have fun spending on the NZ sale

  86. Profile photo of Sarah Blair
    Sarah Blair

    December 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Just lock me in the loo!! I have many days like that!!

  87. Profile photo of Rebecca Girvan
    Rebecca Girvan

    December 3, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    the leapfrog game looks fun!

  88. Profile photo of Rachael Humphries
    Rachael Humphries

    December 2, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Yet have you noticed, Dads always get to go to the toilet in peace? Or at least that’s how it works in my house! If I’ve managed a nap and dad is on the loo the toddler will come wake me up generally just to hang out :/

  89. Profile photo of Jo

    December 1, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    oh yes please… but I’d be eating the chips when the kids aren’t looking!

  90. Profile photo of jessica wright
    jessica wright

    December 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    These are Perfect for my 3 year old boy and 5 year old girl!

  91. Profile photo of Angela Pickering
    Angela Pickering

    December 1, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    It’s a difficult choice – an audience or the disruption of zombies at the door.

  92. Profile photo of MummyPenny

    December 1, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I have started trying to teach my elder girls that it is rude to open the toilet door to complain that I haven’t got them that drink they asked for or that their little brother has destroyed something etc. But it seems a very hard concept to grasp…One day…

  93. Profile photo of carol hattie
    carol hattie

    December 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    At my house I have a cling on , he sits on me , follows me its kinda weird , i have to do a Marathon before i get to the toilet at mine . I have to sneak out the front door or say I “just have to see what that noise is” , then run around the back , go in the back door quietly and go to our toilet , buy the way this only works 10% of the time lol , i end up having to get up and done and go out to a kid crying kid . So to have a distraction that will keep him in one place that means i can spend time to myself in the toilet or even to read a good book .

  94. Profile photo of Nikki Scelly
    Nikki Scelly

    December 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Can I Really lock myself in the loo, promise

  95. Profile photo of Marji

    December 1, 2014 at 11:13 am

    The penguin sleep suit is too adorable!!

  96. Profile photo of Emma Black
    Emma Black

    December 1, 2014 at 10:24 am

    How blissful does going to the toilet with the door closed alone sound!

  97. Profile photo of Hayley Brandon
    Hayley Brandon

    December 1, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Ummm, honestly? I would lock myself in the loo and eat the crisps (well maybe the bedroom!) I have such a weakness for salt and fat and potatoes!

  98. Profile photo of Alma Shaw
    Alma Shaw

    November 30, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Oh my proper.. they’re the dude who do the to die for Kumara crisps???
    Count me in for this one #nom

  99. Profile photo of Claire Dean
    Claire Dean

    November 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    We have an open door policy in our house but I’m willing to change my ways :)

  100. Profile photo of Charmaine Willis-Croft
    Charmaine Willis-Croft

    November 30, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Amazing prize, and I relate although, my toddlers often beat me to the loo. They’re fast and sneaky. I always have an audience…

  101. Profile photo of Margretha van Dijk
    Margretha van Dijk

    November 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    On the loo is where I come up with my best ideas!! Yes I lock the door & pretend its my haven :-)

  102. Profile photo of Cassie

    November 30, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    If it’s not the kids, it’s the dog trying to interrupt!

  103. Profile photo of Lucy Knight
    Lucy Knight

    November 30, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Story of my life, always at least one child knocking on the bathroom door :o) This sounds like a lovely plan!

  104. Profile photo of Debbie snell
    Debbie snell

    November 30, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I have never ever locked myself in the loo <—- lying :)

  105. Profile photo of Annette Hynes
    Annette Hynes

    November 30, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    lol, I am seriously going to attempt the slow retreat, maybe i just move too fast!

  106. Profile photo of Jackie

    November 30, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Great idea!

  107. Profile photo of Angela Wilson
    Angela Wilson

    November 30, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Ooooooo, yes please!!

  108. Profile photo of Megan Suter
    Megan Suter

    November 30, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Love it!!

  109. Profile photo of Aimee

    November 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    gosh – I could go some proper crisps right about now ;-)

  110. Profile photo of Busymum

    November 30, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Wouldn’t mind a lock on my loo door ;)

  111. Profile photo of Kelly D
    Kelly D

    November 30, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    5 min peace, yes please

  112. Profile photo of nikki styles
    nikki styles

    November 30, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Looks great. Really like the idea of the leapfrog

  113. Profile photo of Erin Sawyer
    Erin Sawyer

    November 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Love it! Would love to win these awesome prizes :)

  114. Profile photo of Janine

    November 30, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Yes please pretty please


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