As a parent, you might think that having your own bathroom in your home is a good thing.
But if you’re anything like me, your bathroom is likely going to be full of other people’s babies and their babies’ babies.
And while it’s not as stressful as a real elephant shower, it’s certainly less welcoming.
I like to take my bathroom out for a walk once a week, and I don’t have to think about anything else.
My bathroom is not my baby’s bathroom, after all.
I’ll just sit down in my chair, and it’s okay.
That’s what it is.
But when I do this, I end up with a lot of awkwardness.
People look at me like I’m the weird one out.
I don ‘t feel comfortable in there.
My family will just sit there and stare at me for an hour.
I’m not even sure if they ‘re happy to have me in there at all.
They don ‘ t know what to make of me.
It’s kind of like when you have a dog in your house and you just get a lot more weird with it.
A bathroom in a zoo?
You might not have the same feeling, but I think this is what’s going on with many people’s bathrooms.
They think that a bathroom is their personal space.
But, no, it’ s not.
It’ s a place where they share the same feelings and feelings are shared with all of us.
How do you take the pain out of having to have your own private bathroom?
The first step is to let go of the fear.
Don’ t be afraid to walk out into the street, or to the subway, or even to a public restroom.
Theres no such thing as a private bathroom in my house.
There is a bathroom in the basement, but it’ a small one.
I ‘m not sure how I can live with it being a private one.
Once you’re comfortable in the fact that you have your private bathroom, you can let go, and go about your day.
You can go outside, and you can have fun.
You don’ t have to make a decision about whether or not to take a shower.
You ‘re free to do whatever you want.
I have my own bathroom, so I can do whatever I want with it, and theres no one around to make sure I don’t mess up.
As a parent of a baby, I have no problem having my own private restroom.
But as an adult, you don’T have to have it.
You should just leave it alone, and enjoy the rest of your day in peace.
If you’re not sure about where to start, check out my guide to baby-free bathroom etiquette.
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