Trials are not enemies of faith but are opportunities to prove
God's faithfulness. -- Author Unknown

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one
to say 'thank you?' -- William A. Ward

Monday, May 11, 2009

Can I Tell You a Secret?

Lean close.

I hate bath time.
There I said it. I really hate giving the little kids a bath. I will do a thousand loads of laundry and dishes and even change diapers, but I hate putting the kids in the bath.
The sad thing is it isn't the mess. I don't mind the water everywhere. If left alone, it dries. I don't have to clean it up.
I just hate sitting here while they play. It sucks away my joy. They like to lay down. But only 1 lays down at a time. The other one is splashing water on the other. I don't want anyone to get hurt. They inhale the water. Their newest thing is to drink the water. Right out of the cups they play with.
Right now I'm trying to figure out why I get so stressed about them playing in the tub. Its not that bad. Today Prasun keeps petting Ananya's hair and telling her she is a pretty girl. Ananya looks at Prasun and just starts laughing. Then Prasun gets the giggles and they are both just rolling.
I wish I could be joyful about this one task. I really wish it was fun for me.
That's my big confession. I hate bath time and will bribe Patrick to do it given half a chance.


Julie & Patrick said...

That is so funny! The way you describe it sounds like such a fun time!! I love the honesty, though....way to lift that piano off your shoulders!

Julie R

Peter and Nancy said...

Sometimes, there's just something that's not fun. For me it's potty training -- I have always dreaded that. (Although bath time goes on for a long time . . . potty training only goes on for a few weeks/months . . . hopefully!)

Thanks for your honesty -- it always helps me feel more sane when other moms share the real deal. :o)

Amy said...

That's so funny, I don't enjoy bathtime either and it seems that all the moms I know LOVE it!
I have no idea why I don't - the kids luv it. Hm. Maybe b/c I know it is followed with a rubbing on of lotion that Maya hates. No idea.
Thx for sharing.. nice to know I'm not alone!
The kids are gorgeous btw!