If a Mama wants a warm relaxing shower,
She’ll wait until the kids are all happy and then she’ll put on a cartoon. After all, 22 minutes is plenty of time for a 10 minute shower.
She’ll hurry to the bathroom and not bother locking the door because the children are all distracted.
She’ll hop in as soon as the water is warm, not wasting a minute, and wash her hair.
Before she rinses it out, the preschooler will come in the unlocked door, peek behind the curtain, and when he is told to leave will obey. He’ll also leave the bathroom door open so that the Mama freezes.
While she’s debating whether she wants to get out and shut the door, the baby will waddle in and start yanking at his clothes because he wants in the tub. He’ll also be crying.
It will have been a few days since the baby has had a bath so the Mama will think, “why not?”
She’ll undress him while trying not to expose herself to the cold bathroom air beyond the curtain. She’ll take off the diaper and while she’s wrapping it up, the baby will pee on the floor.
The Mama will drop the diaper and pull the baby into the tub but it’s too late. Oh well.
The baby will realize that he much prefers a bath to a shower. He’ll make this known by crying.
The Mama will struggle to move the shower head so the water isn’t spraying directly on the baby and while doing so, will spray the bathroom floor a bit. At least it’s the same place where the baby peed though.
Then she’ll wash quickly, having given up on a leisurely 10 minute shower. She’ll also wash the crying baby.
The Daddy will come searching for the prodigal baby just in time to wrap him in a towel and carry him off to be dried and dressed.
Then Mama will dress herself in the cold bathroom and wipe up the mess on the floor, carry the laundry to the basement.
She will be tired out and cold.
And if a Mama is tired and cold, chances are, she’ll want to take a warm relaxing shower….
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