Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bathtime Trifecta

Bath time for Jack & Emmy usually happens right after dinnertime...tonight was no different. Jackson loves, loves, loves, bath time; the splashing, playing, freedom of not being held and able to flip around like a dolphin. So I got Jack cleaned up from dinner (a pre-bath wipe down) and took him to the hall closet to get out the towels. I made the mistake of putting him down and the little bugger took off. I told him to wait, but he just turned with a grin and vaulted into the bath tub - clothes, diaper and all! I finally got his wet clothes off of him between laughing fits and bath time began...

I'm a little more lenient with Jack's explorations than my husband is...so I let him do some things in bath time within reason (e.g. stand up for a few seconds, spin in the water - I am watching of course!). Well the husband peeps in just as Jack loses his balance and goes under and comes up sputtering...he gives me a look like, "Are you not watching him?!" - Strike #2 for bath time.

Emmy and Jack continue to play amenably and then Emmy announces she's done, gets out and dries off. Jackson continues to play...now I am not a bath time Mom who watches every.single.thing that goes on in bath time...I usually have reading material and I keep an eye on bath time shenanigans via my peripheral vision and frequent glances. Well, I'm reading away and I a hear a grunt. I look over and Jack is in a squat position...immediately, I think, oh shit! which is exactly what floats up next to the boy...Needless to say bath time was over.

19 comments:

Missy said...

Ah, yes, poop in the tub! I know that well. And then you have to scrub the tub, bath toys, etc.

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Jenny said...

There is nothing worse (actually, there probably is), than the brown floating logs.

Lori said...

Hey, if Jack-Jack had fun and came out clean in the end, it's a successful bath! :)

Cassie said...

Well at least he had a good time LOL.

Jen said...

Ah yes, poo in the tub. Great isn't.
So that you seem more like a saint, you should tell your husband that I put all 3 babies in the tub at once and then sometimes leave the room to do other things (not for very long of course).
Or when Jeff bathes the kids on the nights I work, he was Hayden in the downstairs tub and the babies in the upstairs tub and run back and forth making sure no one is drowning. :)
See a little head under the water, no big deal ;)

Therese said...

LOL! I know that experience well!

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Robin said...

At least you didn't have to wipe Jack's butt after he poop'd!

I'm the same way when Piper bathes. I bring a magazine or my laptop and sit right outside the door watching her. One can only get so wet outside the tub!

Sara said...

Ha Ha Ha - your bathtime rituals sound very familar.. the time of day the kids love and mom does too, cause I get to actually read a magazine or book! That is funny though!! I have never had a kid poop IN the tub though, it usually happens before on the floor..

Jennifer said...

Ewwwww! Strike three--you're out!!

Nichole and Scott said...

FLOATERS is what we call them in our family. My have we experienced too many of them. The worst time was when our daughter started to help pick them up with her bare hands. SOOOO GROSS! Needless to say, all had to be washed again and all was bleached and scrubbed til it looked new. Her hands included (minus the bleach.)

quitecontrary1977 said...

my sis always used to poop in the tub with me! eww.. who knew baths could be so dangerous!

JWilson said...

Oh both of mine have done that. Trying to clean up Emma's I made a complete mess and it took forever to get it all cleaned up. Ian's however I knew just what to do.

Shannon said...

I think I've only had my girls poop in the bath once... maybe twice!

When Little Miss was using the baby tub, I'd put it in the bathtub with Drama Princess... then DP would climb into the baby tub!!

They are now 5 and 7 and will still want to take a bath together sometimes. But its getting to where they are too big to fit in the tub together!

Jo-Jo said...

Were you describing bath time at your house or mine? Seems no different, except I have two doing what Jack does! (Oh, and my hubby is exactly like your hubby!) My heart goes out to ya!

American in Norway said...

At least Emmy was out of the tub!

Rachel said...

great story :)
funny and yucky-- no better combo :)
Im a new visitor to your blog :)

Jill said...

Holy sh**. Without fail, it always happens in 3's...

Hippie Family... said...

my niece casme over for a weekend when she was 4 and I went to get her pj's, came back and she got out of the tub to poop, wiped and got back in... well, we all know at 4 the wiping is not that great so when I got back there was Poop AND toilet paper in the tub with her...

feelin your pain sistah!