Thursday, December 21, 2006

Bath time is changing!

Well, bathtime at our house has always been a much anticipated event. Lily LOVES her bath. You can't tell in the pictures, but she is actually jumping up and down in the one while I fill the tub with water. Then, she can't even wait for me to get all of her clothes off--she wants in NOW!!! The girl enjoys a good bath.
However, all that seems to be changing as of late. She has always been a bit preoccupied with dirt, or lint, or anything that messes up what should certainly NOT be messy. She is the first to point out lint on my living room carpet. "Momma get it." She definitely does her part in keeping me on top of my housekeeping duties.
Well, this little trait of hers has made its way to the bathtub. All of a sudden we don't have play time in there anymore. Gone are the days of splashing and giggling and pretending to swim with the fishies. Now it is all, "More dirty, more dirty..momma get it" (pointing at the tiniest little pieces of dirt or WHATEVER that happens to be found in her vacinity).
Oh, and the hair!! The hair! She sheds a bit in there, so she is always on the lookout for floating hairs. "Another one hair momma" over and over again. The child cannot relax until the hair has been removed from the tub. Ugh.
She used to linger in the tub long after the water had been drained. She would pretend to sleep. I would turn out the light and it became our little ritual. No longer. Tonight after I had washed her and removed some dirt and hair from the water she promptly stood up and said "Get me outta here!"
She cracks me up. But, I gotta go clean the tub.


Beckyb said...

That is odd because Chloe is doing much the same now. She still loves to play but if we find hair or lint in the tub she wants it out RIGHT NOW!! Funny, huh?? I 'm glad they are neat freaks but this is ridiculous - we'll be cleaning forever!!!

Steffie B. said...

When Sophia see's something in the tub other than toys it's "Yucky, gross Mama...get it."

Emmie said...

Yea like mom said Sophia is like that too! And if she sees somethig on the living room floor or in any other room she will say yucky gross and make us come get it or will throw it in the trash herslef! :)

Gee Gee said...

I'm on..... Nik!! This is going to be fun to look at daily! Lily is such a special little gift from God! You & Jay are so blessed (and we are too).

a&mg said...

That is too funny. Maybe when she's a teenager she'll want to clean the tub for you:)

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Wow...that is one clean house you are gonna live in lady! Too funny.

When Lily used to find hair in the tub she used to try and stick it back on ???

Happy Holidays.

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