So, maybe this is icky... what are your thoughts?
We had 2 new kidos move in; a 5 year old girl and 3 year old boy - siblings. (We have one 3 year old boy of our own, so we are very new to having multiple kids in the house.)
On bath night, I asked the 5 year old how they 'normally' do baths; I want to keep what they are used to as much as possible, and she said they always took baths together. During their bath, it is obvious that the 5 year old is ready to have her own bath; she wants to stretch and play and that leaves no room for 3 year old. I also have a 3 year old son. So, our routine the first bath night was to run 2 baths; one for the siblings and one for DS.
So, 5 year old wants to have her own bath; which I think is totally acceptable, but I am not that keen on the idea of running 3 baths, both for the time it adds, and for the water and heat it uses.
SO; here's the question; is it acceptable for the 5 year old to bath, then for her to jump out and let little brother in? I mean, they were sharing bath water when taking a bath together, so theoretically, this isn't all that different. I wouldn't question it, but for some reason I get an icky feeling about having my son share the same water and would want to run fresh water for him, so I worry that either the idea is icky, or I am setting separate standards for my FC than my son, which I don't want to do, either. How do houses with multiple kids handle baths????
Now, my son does have a immunity disorder which we just discovered, and I'd like to say that my icky feeling has to do with protecting him from germs... but...
what do you think?????