Parenting Bad Habit Confessional #2: Who's bedtime routine is it anyway?
A couple weeks ago I had a bath. That was weird.
Don't get me wrong I have had plenty of showers since then and baths even -- but a couple weeks ago I had a bath, BY MYSELF. I realized I don't do that much anymore. Because we still take baths with our girl.
Earlier this evening P-man said to me, "I'm IN tonight." When he says it I can detect some relief, or something.
Ever since e was 6 weeks old we have taken turns taking her into the bath before bedtime. Excepting those early months when I still was dumb enough to let p-man have activities while I put the baby to bed!! Still had the bath but the turns part was sort of out.
Why do we do this? Well, exactly.
We didn't really like using the baby bath and she seemed to enjoy the fun of the big tub. But, more than anything it seems likely that the bath helps Mama and Daddy unwind. It is certainly easier than stooping over the tub and trying to control a slippery infant. Unlike some people we have never had any Merseygoldfish incidents in our tub either. Quite obviously OUR WAY this is the best way.
So why I am I embarrassed about it?