Saturday, September 21, 2013

Scrub-a-Dub-Dub, There's a Cutie in my Tub

I bet many of you are parents. If so, you probably have a lot of experience in regards to assisting your child with bathing. For me, helping the kiddos bathe is a task to check off the to-do list like the myriad of other things that must be accomplished on a school night (because who hasn't skipped a kiddo's shower at some point on a weekend?) along with making dinner, working on homework, the requisite and much sought after "family activity", and the grand finale, the bedtime ritual. Viewing bathtime as a chore really robs bathtime of its unlimited potential. Alex always begs for a bath and I try to talk him into a shower to save time. However, showers just don't yield the playtime potential that baths do. When Alley in particular is taking a bath, imagination runs wild! He's on a pirate ship!, he's in an epic battle with Transformers!, no wait, he's being eaten by a crocodile! Once in awhile I am in the frame of mind to stop picking up dirty clothes, to stop putting things away, and to really LISTEN. I start to take my makeup off and laugh to myself as I see the world through his eyes. It's a special place.....

4 comments:

Ashley Spain said...

Love whole heart

Tamara Henion said...

Absolutely true. A child's mind in freedom of innocence is something sweet to savor. Smart Mommy!

bob said...
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Amy said...

Two points of interest:
1)Lily has that same towel.
2)She is precisely that enthusiastic about bathtime. Because we are spoilers, though, she gets to have nearly unlimited bath/play time nightly.

(also my name's not really bob)