Friday, May 9, 2008

BATH DAY

Today was bath day. As my friend Tanya likes to say, "Once a week, whether they need it or not!" We strive for more than once a week; but, honestly, I lose track. I'm pretty sure I bathed Cakes the day before yesterday. Bean .... hmmmm ... I know I've wiped her down with baby wipes within the past day or two ...

At any rate, we are all clean and fresh-smelling, but that's about as far as I've gotten with the morning routine so far. It is 1:41 p.m., and Bean is still naked. I managed to diaper Cakes (after, of course, she peed on the floor next to the computer). I also managed to get a nutritious lunch into them, after a breakfast that consisted of Goldfish, pretzels, and a banana.

But, I digress ... bath day. That means I spend 15 minutes lathering and rinsing two girls who are screaming at the tops of their lungs that they don't want to be in the bathtub, there's a hair in the water, the bubbles are touching them. Then, once they're clean, I start to drain the bathtub to a shrieking chorus of, "I don't want to get out!!!!"

I like to have an activity planned for immediately following bath time, just to keep the screaming at bay. Today's activity was eating baked ziti. Hindsight tells me I should not have fed two clean toddlers anything with tomato sauce. Two wet-wipe sponge baths later, and I'm hoping we can have a nap today.

4 comments:

Tanya said...

HEY!!! We strive for more than once a week, too! It just doesn't always happen. :)

Karen and family said...

We had two in ONE DAY yesterday. I'm good for two weeks now, right?

mrsneyman said...

we bathe several times a day. my kids love the tub and i believe it is because i let them play for awhile. i just take my laptop and sit on the toilet (seat down of course) and let them play until they can't play anymore. the one problem with this is that my son within 20 minutes and then again at 30 minutes will have to pee enough to water the lawn. it is worth it though.

Karen said...

My cherubs used to bathe multiple times a day. I'm not sure what happened to change that; I'm glad it's summer, though, and I can get them to rinse off in the pool daily!