Bath and a Show

by The Momma on May 2, 2011

Bath time is the Daddy’s domain. When the Noodle was really little I did it, but somewhere along the way, it turned into his thing.

Usually, I use the time during a bath to clean up the kitchen after dinner, or get his bed ready for bedtime, or, honestly, sit for a few minutes. But SOMETIMES I use bath time (like now) to knock out a blog post. Those are my favorite times, because I can hear the Daddy and the Noodle play together. The laughs and giggles that come from the bathroom are awesome, and just one of a million ways I’m so glad that this little family is MY family.


It’s those times that I also get to overhear some of the “conversation” that goes on during bath time. And, I’ll be honest, if I didn’t know my husband so well, I might be worried by what I hear. Let me give you a few examples:

“Laying down and breathing is called drowning!”

“Laughing and drinking is called choking!”

“Poop Duck is pooping on your head!”

“Don’t make me unleash Ninja Duck on your face!”

“Please don’t drink the bathwater, that’s your own marinade! You’re basting in your own flavors!”

Then there’s all the voices. Tonight’s repertoire included Doc Brown from Back to the Future and what sounded like Henry Higgins from My Fair Lady (that one included songs. If you could all hear the songs the Daddy makes up…).

No wonder the Noodle is always so bored on the rare occasions when I do bath time. I mean, I’m not doing bath and a show. With me it’s get in, get clean, get out.

That’s one lucky Noodle to get his own personal entertainment WHILE getting his parts all cleaned. Talk about service.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Alissa May 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm

So funny. I love it. He should do a vlog on how to do “bath and a show”. Grin.


lori May 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm

*** I second the motion from Alissa for a bathtime vLog!!!

Oh boy – I’m laughing out loud as I read your blog! Just perfect in every way with a great mix of the good, the ugly and the almost bad of parenting. It’s been 20 years since our kids were this age, but NOTHING has changed. (life with kids, I mean – now we’re enjoying the heck out of being just the two of us again)

PLEASE continue – LOVE LOVE LOVE the comics!


Lex May 8, 2011 at 10:06 am

Love the conversation excerpts! What is it with the wee ones and drinking the bath water?? Munchkin tries to do that, too, and I end up throwing a Darth Vader-like, “NOOOOOOO~!” out at her.

Then there’s the splashing. O_O


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