Normally, Grace takes a bath in the evening. It’s part of our bedtime routine, and both Joe and I play with her while she’s in the bath. Grace doesn’t take a bath every night, but it is always something that I look forward to.
In our last week of summer vacation, we had a lot of late afternoon and evening errands to run, and I ended up giving Grace her bath right after her nap instead of before bed.
Changing a 2-year-old’s bath time is a challenge. It’s not time for tub-tub, Mommy! No tub-tub. Later!
I had to entice her into the bathtub with bubbles.
A grossly excessive amount of bubbles.
What’s the best way to take a bubble bath?
First, select your favorite bubble bath liquid. Color, bubble potential, and fragrance are all very important.
Second, put the rubber plug in the drain and pour lots and lots of bubbles on top of it.
Just pour a lot of liquid in there for maximum bubble action.
Third, turn the water on. Adjust the temperature as necessary.
Fourth, take your clothes off and jump in the tub.
Fifth, ask for all of your rubber duckies but then place them on the edge of the bathtub. They can’t be in the tub, of course, because that would interfere with the bubbles. Nothing can interfere with the bubbles.
Sixth, swish around in the water, pushing the bubbles around the tub until they are above your head.
Seventh, when you begin to hear water going down the overflow drain, you should probably shut it off.
In order to enjoy the full bubble bath experience, your momma should grab handfuls of bubbles and blow into them, making them fly all over the place. You’ll laugh heartily about the flying bubbles.
For maximum effect, stay in the tub until you’re either pruney or the bubbles have all dissipated.
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