Frustrating Family Members and the Holy Bathroom

We all have days when our family members get annoying. Oh, wait…that doesn’t happen to me. 😉

angry catSome days you wake up feeling great and it just slowly creeps up on you. You’re holding you’re hot beverage of choice in your hand, and feeling fine.

First boom:

“Moooommmmmy, I just spilled my orange juice all over me and the flooooor.”

Sighing, you clean it up, redress the kid and start the day again with the outlook that today is going to be unforgettable!

Second boom:

Morning is in full-swing, you’re singing along to your favorite tunes; Your arms are full of freshly folded laundry when you trip over your family members’ shoes that were so casually placed in the middle of the walkway.


‘Nuf said.

Third boom:

You’re on the phone and your family members are making too much noise. Being on the cordless allows you move to another room, but they follow you. Either the noisy people are oblivious or they are playing Follow the Leader and made you their leader.

“I need to call you back!” Click.

Go Into Hiding

We all have days when someone gets under our skin, rubs us the wrong way, and our Super Christian status goes into hiding. I found this gem one day and it has been a great practical scripture:

bathroomCome, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past. Isaiah 26:20 NKJV

Get thee to thy private room.

Ahem…the bathroom is a great place to escape! Just lock the door, flip on the fan and it’s like a 2nd throne room as you start praying. Pun intended. Ha!

Also, seeing your face while angry can be entertaining and also quite telling.

In all seriousness, though, it’s better to flee behind that locked door and regain your composure rather than hurting someone you love.

P.S. It’s probably better that you don’t slam the door before you lock it. Just sayin’.

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12 thoughts on “Frustrating Family Members and the Holy Bathroom

  1. This. Is. Fabulous. 🙂
    I want that pic with the verse framed and in the bathroom. I’ve taught my sensitive middle child to retreat to her bathroomm flip the fan on, and pray. But I realized I don’t do this enough myself. 🙂
    Oh – you forgot to mention diishes in the sink when the dishwasher is right there … Empty … Waiting …

    • That verse framed and hung in the bathroom would be b-awesome!
      Oh, yeah, the list of ‘forgot to mention’ is endless. It’s a good thing we have indoor bathrooms these days instead of out houses. So we can go pray faster, of course. 🙂

  2. This is a PERFECT complement to my post today on anger. Isn’t it amazing how the little things in our days build (3booms) to test our patience. Love this idea for fighting the battle of anger throughout the day. Thanks kelly!

  3. thank you for Isaiah 26.20, you know the bible still surprises me every day, how it has an answer for my every day needs. Yes there are moments when that old sinfull person wants to appear and make me say things I know that later on I will regret. God is so powerfull in His Word! I Love my family and want to be a better christian every day. My kids see and imitate and I want them to be happy as well. wow! beautiful words. thank you!

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