Friday, August 22, 2008

Haiku Friday: the personal space edition

Haiku Friday

The door flies open,
and a teenage girl bursts in.
Did anyone knock?

Why, NO! No one did.
But that didn't stop her from
invading my space.

I'm thinking I should
greet her in the buff next time --
Perhaps she'd learn then.

On the other hand,
she just might not flinch unless
I was pole dancing!!!

I mean, really. I could call it a family tradition, ya know?

23 comments:

Joy T. said...

LOLOLOL Pole dancing! Now THAT would stop her in her tracks LOL

maggie's mind said...

Hahaha, cute haiku.

Jenn in Holland said...

Hahahaha!
Space invasion happens all the time around here too, but can I walk into their spaces unnanounced? Why, no!
Great haiku set.

Kelley said...

Mine wouldn't even flinch. Apparently the only person that actually needs privacy in this house is THEM.

When you get the pole can you send me pics?

monica @ transplanting me said...

14 year old boys will flinch. trust me on that!

and then pretend it never, ever happened.

Lilacspecs said...

Rig some pepper spray to go off when the door opens...heh, nah, but try locking it maybe?

LceeL said...

Go ahead -- say it -- you know you want to -- go ahead -- give me a headache -- say it - "Pole dancing in the buff". There. I said it FOR you.

nikki said...

Like I said on plurk, time to get yourself some tassles!

Tracey said...

Ugh... Tell me the invasion of privacy STOPS as they get older, not the reverse!!

Patsy said...

I think my girls would have just joined me on the pole. LOL Great Haiku. But you have all the privacy you don't want when they move away --- too far away.

Mariposa said...

I don't knock at my Mom's room too...

LOL@ pole dancing!

Burgh Baby said...

You make it look so easy. The haiku writing, that is, not the pole dancing. I don't know how you make that look.

ya ya's mom said...

nice!!! do you have a pole in your bedroom? hee hee :)nice 'ku!

Honey Mommy said...

I have two little boys, so I am hoping when they are teenagers they don't burst in on me!

Of course the oldest has already interrupted mommy and daddy "playtime" once already. Luckily he probably won't remember it later.

Apparently a closed door means NOTHING to children.

Rachel said...

Soooooo, you're saying it only gets worse?
My 4 year old has no sense of privacy. Door closed, open it already.
Sheesh.
If I started pole dancing she'd just jump on there with me ;-)
Great haiku Janet!!

Burfica said...

with my luck she wouldn't be shocked at me pole dancing, but would pick up the habit herself. ahhhhhhhhhhhh

Sandy C. said...

Just make sure you stretch first ;)

Rachael said...

Great Haiku this week! Isn't it funny how teenagers NEED their privacy, but don't translate that to other people?

Vixen said...

Ah yes, privacy is a ONE WAY street with teenagers; as I well remember. I also recall that nudity did work. It's just hard to work out the timing.

I clicked over to your earthquake post and it cracked me up. Only one of my three even felt it and she called. When I finally got the other two and hubs, they were all HUH? Earthquake?

Mom24 said...

That's when I just try to remind myself that at least she wants to be with me, talk with me, whatever. It's sometimes hard though. DH and I sometimes fantasize about getting an electric field around our door that would jolt them if they just walked in.

hotmamamia said...

Great haiku...let em catch you on the commode...that might cure 'em!

Melissa said...

I agree. They don't respect your privacy, but expect you to respect theirs. Not fair.

Janet said...

Mine see me naked all the time. Of course, they're toddlers. I'm hoping for the day that I can go to the bathroom unaccompanied. You'll probably have to try the pole dancing. Or maybe yoga. Downward dog with your back to the door?

 
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