I do some of my best thinking in the shower. The water is running and as long I can hear the sound of of my boys playing amicably, I relax a little and thoughts flow. For instance, it was while I was in the shower that I got the brilliant idea that I should have a cloak of invisibility. I mean, think how wonderful that would be alongside my current awesome powers. That's when I realised that I already have one. Let me explain.
One morning, I had to go to work. I sent Shakir into the shower as I busied myself otherwise. I became aware that half an hour was rapidly turning into an hour and he was still in the bath. I didn't intend to be quiet at this point, since I was pissed, but I managed to get into the bathroom without him ever realising I was there until it was too late for him.
Our bathroom has a border that you need to step up on to get into the shower and there he stood, wiggling around and singing as water spewed heavily from the shower head. Then, right before my eyes, my son dove. It was a remarkable dive that would have brought tears to this super hero's eyes to see that my son was clearly following in my athletic footsteps. I mean, it was just beautiful. In fact, if I had to find any fault at all, it would be that he was diving out of the shower instead of into it. Then, his long leg connected with side of the house in a fabulous kick that I'm sure would have had many-a-villian scurrying away from him, had there been villians present. And the only thing going through my mind at that time, was that I had sent this kid to bathe so he could get ready for school. I was just about ready to blow my top when he turned and saw me. Clearly, the cloak of invisibility had worn off.
Now, today, it was while I was in the shower that I heard my boys whispering inside about how they were going to trick mummy. I turned the water down low so I could hear more but it was in vain. That's when I pulled on my cloak of invisibilty (which is really a large, fluffy white towel) and went inside so I could hear better. The cloak of invisibility - a must for every household.
Allison is mother to two active boys who challenge her on a day to day basis with their escapades. In her other life, Allison juggles a regular day job as a marketing executive in a health food organization. At night, when everyone is asleep, she dreams of being a fulltime writer and super hero.