Monday, March 16, 2009

Ahhhh a bath, my favorite place to be!

So I got to take a bath this morning. A nice warm bubble bath with no interruptions. Doesn't it sound wonderful? Well it was but not in the way you are thinking! There were no interruptions because the boys were at school and the only other interruption was in the tub with me. The water was warm but definitely not anywhere near hot since the little interruption deemed anything warmer as "too hot". We had bubbles - Baby Magic bubbles that is. As I lowered (wedged) myself in to my half of the tub, someone else had the other half, I realized two things; I'm not as flexible as I used to be, and bathtubs seem to have shrunk -ahem-. So I sat there folded up for a while, until my upper half was near frozen and the lower half nearly asleep. Finally I decided to lay down for a minute to warm up relax. As I did a large spoon wedged itself under my back (it's used to make pretend blue, cinnamon cakes apparently). Dislodging the spoon I lay my head back against a Fisher Price seahorse, not especially comfortable. Removed the seahorse and about that time the little interruption decided to use me as a stool. Next she decided she wanted to lay like mommy, so with her head in the crook of my arm and that arm wrapped around her middle to keep her from sliding there we sat. I wasn't warm anymore, or particularly comfortable but as I laid there and watched her tiny little toes float up out of the water, I realized something. This won't last forever. Heck if that tub doesn't stop shrinking it may not last another month! Seriously though, we were showing our last house and as the couple came out of the master bathroom (with it's huge clover shaped tub full of what else - toys) the wife said her husband was getting choked up seeing all the toys in the tub. It had been a long time since their kids had had bathtub toys and he missed those days. So for now I'm going to cherish the fact that we still have toys in the bathtub and as I sit in there with things floating all around me I'll try to remember that all too soon they will drift away.
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Bailey said...

What a totally cool thought, and memory. Such simple things we need to cherish. On that I have two points! 1. You bathtub is definitely bigger than ours (hard to believe!). 2. You really do need to get more toys! Just kidding! Thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

What a happy uncomfortable memory! Thanks for sharing and reminding us to be thankful for all the bath tub toys that we curse everyday!