Dinner is over and once again I have thoroughly enjoyed putting cherries and avocado in my hair. Daddy looks at me and just shakes his head and I hear those five words “I guess it’s bath night.” At first I don’t know whether to laugh or cry for I have gone through several phases of bath loving or shall we say bath hating.
When I was tiny, bath time was great! Mom or Dad held me in the sink while the other one gently massaged me with soap. They would rub my head and use a gentle spray to rinse me off. That was the life.
Then as I got a bit bigger, they had to move me to the tub. Mom and Dad thought I would love my lounge chair, but boy were they wrong. I’m an on the go kind of kid and laying down for a bath just didn’t feel right.
This quickly lead to shower time. This was wonderful as long as Mommy or Daddy could hurry. If they were trying to take a shower too, forget about it. I don’t have time like that to waste in a day.
Now, I take a bath in the big tub without a chair. It took some getting use to but now I’m a champion at sitting on the wet surface. In fact, now I have figured out how to crawl around on it a bit. Come to think of it bath time is pretty fantastic since I figured out how to sit in the tub. I get to play basketball thanks to my uncle and this holiday called Christmas, Daddy puts on puppet shows with my wash frog, and I can splash all sorts of water around without making Mommy cry about cleaning the floor again. The only part I don’t like so much now is getting the soap out of my hair. Luckily, Mommy found this pitcher that makes it a little better. This thing has a soft front so it fits on my head and keeps the dreaded water out of my eyes.
Whatever phase of bath loving or hating you are in I guess we have to deal with it because Mommies and Daddies don’t seem to be okay with food in the hair or super dirty babies. Live it up too because I hear when we get bigger we have to do the bathing by ourselves!
- Summer Infant Fold ‘n Store Tub Time Bath Sling (Just because I didn’t like it doesn’t mean you won’t like it.)
- Little Tikes Little Champs Bathketball
- Jumping Bean’s Blue Monster Wash Puppet Mitten Terry Cloth Baby Toddler