Sunday, March 14, 2010
Conversations with a Ridiculous Man
Usually, Evan and I switch off bath/bed nights. So the nights where I am working, Evan does all the bed routine and vice versa (although Evan is at school). Then Friday is my night, Saturday Evan's, and Sunday is whomever feels more generous or guilty about something. This has worked really well.
Yesterday, we ended up putting Kyle to bed together and tonight we did all of the bed and bath routine together. We decided that we liked this way better and concluded that Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we would do so.
During the bath part, I scrubbed Kyle down and Evan sat and watched. I mentioned that I am always a little worried the soap doesn't make it on to his skin on his legs when they are under the water.
After I was done, Evan said: "Do you always wash him like that?"
Evan: "Oh, I didn't know it was supposed to be that intense."
Me: "What do you mean?"
Evan: "Well, I don't do it like that."
Me: (concerned) "What do you do?"
Evan: "Well, I wash his hair and bum area."
Evan: "Have you always done it like that?"
Evan: (incredulous) "Even when we bathed him in the sink?"
Me: "Of course, especially in between his fingers and toes. He is just like you and me, you know, he needs to be washed everywhere."
Evan: "Well, I guess I'll do that from now on."
Honestly, my child is 18 months old and has only been really bathed when I washed him. Cracks me up, but at least we all know now how Kyle is supposed to be bathed. Good thing we didn't keep switching nights for the next 5 years or so. I'll have a cleaner baby I guess :)