Bath Time Drama

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Do we really have babies in the house? Or is it banshees? ;)

Since we skipped Wednesday night baths (for obvious reasons), the kids havent been bathed in a week (I've been doing Wed and Sat nights) so tonight was THE night.

We decided that, instead of bathing them in their tub, we would attempt a method suggested by our mothers: bathing them with one of us in the tub. Maya went first. There was some crying but she soon settled and we did a full bath with head washing. Then Peter took her and, after drying her off, gave Bobby to me. (Instead of me getting out and then trying to get into a slippery tub with babies, I got in the tub and he handled chauffeuring the babies). Bobby wasnt as keen on hanging out with mama as Maya and we had a little longer of crying unless he was laying on my chest with his lower half in the water where, in typical boy fashion, he let out some of the stinkiest farts! Finally, I was able to calm him enough to lay him on my knees and give him a good washing and he was calm until hair washing. Normally, this is the favorite aspect of bath time but not tonight. But, when I was finished, he calmed down until Peter lifted him out and dried him off.

I'm sure part of it is that they were hungry. While Peter was dressing Bobby, I dried off and dressed, then fed the MayaMonster (who is currently laying on my chest, looking up at me with her beautiful blue eyes). Peter is feeding Bobby now. And all is well that ends well...

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We are currently being showered with snow... Lovely, soft snow... I braved the crazies to finish my shopping and to pick up wine (because, really, if there is a silver lining in having my milk dry up, it is a tie between wine and caffeinated coffee).

It's really lovely. Of course, that's because I dont shovel I'm sure! We have our (gas) stove that lights (and warms) the house up with a beautiful glow. I love watching the flames; they are so entrancing. Especially with a cup of said coffee... Mmmm...

12 comments:

Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a nice system for bath time. Okay wine and coffee I am sure are great treats for you.
Enjoy!

Fran said...

Oh my dear, I read this post and scrolled down and read the rest! Thank God she's ok, what a fright, and Peter was just amazing. He didn't panic and handled the situation right.God bless him. There is a bit of snow here too (very unusual for Ireland) and definitely a good bit in Italy, hopeufully we can fly on monday for our Christmas break with my family. Your children are just so beautiful and I really look at your strength and faith with admiration. I wish you a very peaceful Christmas and a joyful 2010. Much love, Fran

Barb said...

Oh yes. No shoveling and no necessary driving makes it MUCH better. :) I'm ok with Fla I think. I would like to see snow when I feel like it, but unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. haha.

Glad things are well.

MARGARETE said...

Try giving them a bath in the kitchen sink. All my children were bathed that way. Line it with towels on the bottom and sides. Dress them right on the counter...with towels down, of course. ~smile~ Doesn't hurt your back.
Hope this helps.

Barefoot said...

I know it's a sign that I'm really still 12 years old at heart, but the image of you laying in the bath with Bobby farting up a storm had me giggling. :)

Enjoy the snow!!

Jen Moore said...

I'm so glad to hear that Maya is doing fine. Your bathtime follies made me giggle remembering bathing my babies when they were teeny. At 11 months old on the day after Christmas, we have officially given up their "baby" tub and have moved up to the big tub. Katie loves to chew on her washcloth while Nicky joyfully(and vocally) splashes and splashes. They grow so fast. Enjoy every moment even when they are both screaming their heads off; they are little for only a little while. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Jen

Catherine W said...

The snow looks beautiful. I'm so jealous of the stove, I would love something like that but I have boring central heating. Yay for caffeinated coffee and double yay for wine.

I use that bath technique well except I stupidly encouraged water fights. Cute whilst J was small, not quite so cute now she's a bit bigger. But hey, at least she doesn't mind getting water in her eyes!

xo

Glenda said...

I am thankful that Maya is doing good after Wednesday's scare.

I would love to have some snow. Just a nice white covering, nothing to stop travel. However, it seemed to miss this part of Kentucky!

May you and your family have a Merry Christmas! Although, I know there are babies that will be missed!

sonja said...

Aw bath time! Sounds like it was pretty cute! We got lots of snow here, too. I feel bad for John going out to shovel, too. =)

Re your previous post: so, so glad and relieved to hear that Maya is doing well!

Holly said...

I don't do shoveling either! lol That's my fav way to give a baby a bath. :)

AKD said...

I can only imagine what a production bathtime must be!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful way to accomplish bath time. I am sure it was difficult, but I imagine Bobby and Maya will get used to it.