The Bathtub

Every time KT came into my bedroom, she would finger a package of bath salts that I had been given.  There were about six beautifully wrapped cubes in the package.  I’m not sure if it was the gold foil  encasing them or if it was the delicate little flower prints on the overwrap that had so enchanted her.  There was just something about them called to her. 

After a few days of watching her admire the bath salts on my dresser, I finally asked her if she would like to use them.  The huge grin on her face was all the answer I needed.  It took her some time to decide which cube she wanted to use.  They were all so pretty and smelled so wonderful.  After she finally made up her mind, she spent about ten more minutes reading the instructions (she SO gets that from her dad!) and preparing her bath. When she was finally settled and had everything she needed, she stepped in, ready to relax in her wonderfully scented warm tub.  

Nearly two long minutes passed when I heard her call “Mama? Now what do I do?”
“What are you talking about?” I asked her “You just enjoy your bath”

At least thirty more long seconds trudged by before she called out for me again.  She was bored to tears! And her fingers were already starting to wrinkle up! She really, really wanted to be done with her bath get out of the tub.  

When I ffinally inished laughing, I told her that she could get out whenever she wanted.  (Like I’m going to force my child to marinate in hot, rose scented water!)  I did suggest that she take a shower and wash all that stuff off of herself first. Unless, of course, she liked the way it felt and smelled on her skin. 

Now, I completely understand where she is coming from.  I’ve never understood why anyone would want to spend so much time just laying in a tub of warm water.  There is nothing to do but lay there and possibly read (you are taking a risk with dropping the book though.)  And she’s right, your fingers and toes get all pruned up! Why would you want that?

I guess Mimi, who can and does spend hours in the bathtub, will be the one to use all the fancy bath salts.  She’s welcome to them!

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12 Responses to The Bathtub

  1. Gracey says:

    The only time I take baths is when my day has been so stressful. It is then that I love to soak in that warm (mostly hot) water even if my feet look like raisins at the end of it. It just relaxes all your muscles….awww! I can feel it now. 🙂 I usually read magazines because if they get a little wet, I don’t really care.

  2. mrs darling says:

    OH I love a long hot bath and a good book! There really is nothing like it for relaxation! LOl

  3. Mom says:

    OH, OH, What a wonderful way to spend time in the bathroom! You just never got things right in your head, Sue. Now Meg knows how o live. Poor Kt, another deprived one. love ya mom

  4. Jay says:

    Well, if it was a whirlpool or jacuzzi bath that would be pretty cool. In my dream house that I will build after I win the lottery I plan on having an LCD HDTV in the bathroom too so I can use the jacuzzi bath. Otherwise I could get a little boring.

  5. Tink says:

    I can’t remember the last time I took a bath. I never really liked the bath beads either. They make you feel all greasy… Which always felt like it was defeating the purpose. Not that laying in a tub of your own grime has much of a purpose anyway. 🙂

  6. Dave says:

    Bath salts… never saw the point of them either! 🙂

  7. Bardouble29 says:

    I used to aways want a tub to soak in, then when we got a house with one, I never once used it. I never had time to lay around and soak….

  8. Susan says:

    I guess with baths you either love them or hate them. There really doesn’t seem to be any indecision with that!

  9. Kell says:

    I’ve never been a big bath person either. The water gets cool too quickly. It’s nice while it lasts, but I get bored, too.

  10. Newt says:

    Baths can be good if it’s a hot tub and you aren’t alone. But the girls have a few years before that sort of stuff becomes interesting. Did I say a few? I meant MANY MANY years.

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  12. Idetrorce says:

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

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