The Fan

When we moved into our house we immediately noticed the bathroom fan was unusually loud. Like airplane engine loud. The second you turned on the light, the fan came on and you couldn’t hear anything even with the door open. The plan was to replace the fan before the baby came.

2 1/2 years later and that fan still lives. And honestly, I don’t want to get rid of it. Sure it’s loud and I hate yelling “I can’t hear you!” when Justin asks me a question from the hall. And it’s also annoying when I’m taking a bath with my iphone and want to watch something. (What, doesn’t everyone do that in the tub?)

But you know what it IS good for? Locking yourself away and pretending the child you just put to bed is actually sleeping and not in his room screaming “READ STOWY MOM-MOM-MOMMMMMMY!” or “MORE WAAAAAAATER!” or just plain screaming because he’s over tired and doesn’t want to go to bed. Nope, can’t hear it.

After hanging out in the bathroom for a few minutes, I’ll turn the light/fan off to see if he’s still howling. Sometimes he is and sometimes he isn’t.

It’s the little things that keep you sane.

Now if I could just get the creaking hardwood floors to not wake him up when I’m sneaking in his room.

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