It's a Delight-Filled Life.
It just happened - my son wanted to be in the tub by himself to play with his dinosaurs and sometimes my daughter would bathe during the day while her brother was at pre-school.
It wouldn't occur to them to bathe together now.
Becky, sahm to 25/04/2000 Chloe 12/04/2002 Cameron 19/02/2004 Caitlin 28/06/2005 24/07/2006 and Caden 14/03/2008
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Karen - spouse to dh for 11 years, mama to ds (Nov '02), dd (May '05) and ds and dd (Jun '08)
I can sense that soon that will change for DD, however, because she is increasingly wanting privacy to get dressed or go to the bathroom. So I am thinking that within the next year she will want to bathe without DS. I know this will be upsetting for DS because he won't undertand her need for privacy, but I will respect her needs and she can bathe alone if she wishes.
I'm guessing over the summer DD may transition to showers
Right now, she often hops in the tub with younger sister (4) and younger brother (2). But by the time they get the tub filled with all the toys, there's almost not enough room for WATER around the two littler kids, nevermind THREE kids in the tub!
Occasionally if we've been in a hurry to get somewhere and one kid got missed in the bathing, that child hops in the shower with Mom or Dad - whoever is in the shower at that moment. They don't like it too much since we don't have a height-adjustable bar for the shower nozzle and it sprays all over their heads.
But as our oldest daughter ages, she is starting to ask to have a shower instead of a bath and this is happening with greater frequency. I'm not sure if this is because she sees it as a "grown-up" thing to do, or if it's because it's an easy way for her to get more privacy as she becomes more aware of that.
I think it's just another one of those many, many little parenting things that are best dealt with by just "rolling with it" instead of trying too hard to analyze it and plan for it. JMO.
Not sure that I'm crunchy, but definitely a "tough chew".
46-year-old single (divorced), self-employed working, home schooling, mommy to:
12 y-o (private school)
5 y-o (home schooled)
My biggest challege right now is getting ds (8) to take a bath or a shower at all. He used to love it, now it's a hassle. And boy can that boy sweat!