close the door when you use the bathroom? At HOME of course...
I don't. At least not when Derek's not home. (We have a no-potty-party-pact in our marriage.)
Don't act all disgusted. WHY would I close the door? The moment I do, my children's "Mommy radar" starts beeping like crazy. You know the one, the moment you get on the phone or computer, or need to GO TO THE BATHROOM they go crazy and start needing you and your undivided attention right this minute. I got a doula-related phone call today and was trying desperately to hide from my children. Henry kept following me ON HIS TRIKE yelling, "MOMMY! I MISS YOU!" Seriously. I don't make this stuff up.
So, since my children simply can't bear to be apart from me whilst taking a potty-break, I don't shut the door.
I used to try. But little fingers would appear under the door, wiggling in hopes of magically opening the door. And cries and yells of "MOOOOOMMMMMMMYYYYY!" made me insane! So, I'd rather just leave the door open. Then, oddly enough, they leave me alone, mostly. They might pop in for a moment, just to check, but then they are on their way. I have two whole minutes to go to the bathroom, generally uninterruppted.
It's strange, really, how their little minds work.