Alas, it is the little things that happen when we've got our backs turned and our back of the head eyeballs closed, that teach us those valuable parenting lessons and keep us on our toes.
For instance, once my kids decided to help themselves to each and every single fruit snack in the pantry . . . while I was in the shower. They have also played outside in their underwear and eaten peanut butter straight from the jar when I wasn't looking.
And miraculously, they have survived. Although, I am none the wiser for it. I still expect them to follow a few basic rules when I'm otherwise unavailable (okay, I'll say it, when I'm trying to use the bathroom alone!).
Still, they continue to amaze me with the things they come up with while left unsupervised for these brief, even though necessary, periods of time.
Well, there you have it.
This is what happens when mom has her back turned.