A mum who was fed up of being disturbed by her kids while she was in the bathroom has devised a clever sign designed to stop them in their tracks.
Kerryn, a mother-of-three from Adelaide, revealed she drew up the list to put an end to her kids entering the bathroom while she was showering and bothering her for no reason.
‘If mum or dad is in the shower before you knock on the door, ask yourself these questions first,’ read a photo of the sign which was posted to Facebook.
‘Is someone dying? Is someone bleeding a lot? Does someone need an ambulance? Is there someone at the door?’.
The mum’s notice (pictured) included four questions she wanted her kids to ask themselves before they barged into the bathroom
The note said if her children are able to answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions, then they are permitted to knock and enter.
‘If NOT then let us shower in peace!! Love, Mum.’
To make sure there was no way her kids could miss the sign – written in large block handwriting – the savvy mum taped it to the bathroom door.
Speaking to Mamamia, Kerryn said she was driven to come up with the rules because she was constantly being interrupted by her three kids aged ten, nine and six.
‘Some mornings in my five-minute shower I could have had all three walk in for various reasons once or twice each,’ she told the publication.
Although the idea of putting a lock on the door was considered, the mum said her kids would probably just stand outside and ‘yell at her – or each other’.
When questioned as to the general theme of the disturbances, Kerryn revealed her kids mostly wanted her to do simple things like entering in the key code to unlock an iPad.
A mum has revealed how she created a sign to stop her kids from disturbing her when she was in the bathroom (stock image)
It’s not the first time a mother has had to resort to putting up signs in order to get her children to pay attention.
Recently one mum shared a snap online of her perfectly organised pantry which also featured a list of ‘aggressive’ rules.
‘Don’t ask me where everything is coz [sic] I labelled everything. I spent two days organising this pantry, if you mess it up I WILL CUT YOU. With much love, Mum,’ the board read.
This mum’s set of rules (pictured) designed to stop her kids messing up her pantry became a viral sensation after it was posted to a Facebook group
Although the sign was meant as a joke, many who saw photos of it on Facebook were quick to react and say they thought she’d crossed a line.
‘I’d never put a sign up like for my children to read. I don’t get why people think it’s funny,’ wrote one.
‘A loving display of motherhood goals right there,’ another added.
‘Pretty sure this type of threat warrants opening a case with child protection,’ a third said.