The sign that will finally get you some peace in the bathroom

A little bit of privacy can be hard to come by.
A little bit of privacy can be hard to come by. Photo: Getty Images

Every parent knows that showers are no longer an opportunity for privacy and a few moments of peace once those kids come along.

Most mums pretty much have to kiss goodbye any chance of bathroom privacy. But one fed-up mum has created a sign you might want to steal to use in your house.

The sign was posted on Mommas Helping Mommas page, and it's been shared almost thousands of times, so we're figuring it's resonating with parents everywhere. It sure does with us.

The sign says:

If mom is in the bathroom you are NOT allowed to…

1. Knock, unless the house is on fire or someone is bleeding and/or dead.

2. Scream questions at me if the shower is running! Hot Tip! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

3. Wait for me within inches of the door and then yell at me when you get slammed in the face like it's my fault.

4. Slip me notes of any kind, especially the ones with those check boxes. Ask yourself this question before knocking…Can I survive the next two minutes without mom? Yes, No.

Feel free to print and post this sign on your own bathroom door, or perhaps you'd like to create your own variation. The one downside is that those who most need to follow these instructions might not be able to read yet, so perhaps you'd like to create a pictorial version for younger children to follow?

The original creator of the sign is unknown, but whoever she is, she is being applauded all over the world. All we want is a quiet five minutes in the shower, is that so much to ask?