Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Buckets and Baths

It seems almost laughable to me to post anything these days for a number of reasons, but here goes! We were pretty disciplined bathers-of-our-children for a long time. We bathed both Joshua and Ellie on a daily basis for a long time; the only time we skipped it were those winter nights with no power and no hot water in Lebanon! Now, however, we are such seasoned parents, (read: lazy, busy, slightly more relaxed, or a lot more tired,) that we bathe the kids every other day. (Usually...) Anyway, even though we get a bit weary on bath nights, it is actually pretty fun these days. I guess it has always been fun, but now it is an easier fun. Our kids have so much fun in the tub, and they recently came up with a new game that entertains them both for as long as we allow them to play. I am pretty sure Joshua started it, and Ellie quickly decided she should imitate him. Here's how the game goes: get some buckets and some cups, and then pour water from one into the other. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Yep, that's it. It's that simple. The really cool part is that when they pour, both kids can usually keep the water in the bathtub. We can throw away all of the other bath toys!