Bath time used to be one of Will’s favorite parts of the day.
As soon as we turned the water on he would squeal with glee and crawl/walk toward the running water. Arms outstretched, he’d desperately try to catch the stream of water flowing into the tub. And when we put him in there he’d splash around like baths were the coolest thing in the world.
Now? Not quite.
We might as well be filling that tub with toxic chemicals at this point. As soon as he hears the faucet running, Will starts to cry. Oh wait, I’m sorry. Crying really doesn’t adequately describe it. Horrified shrieks of death better conveys what I’m talking about. And the whole time he’s in the water he cries. He’d rather be anywhere else than in that tub. Given the choice between a bath or hanging out at R. Kelly’s house, he’d probably risk the demented rapper and getting peed on.
But nothing — and I mean NOTHING — is worse than when we try to wash his face with a cloth.
As soon as he sees us grab the washcloth he loses his mind. He stands up in the tub and tries to run away or escape over the edge. You absolutely cannot touch his face with the washcloth or pour water on his head. It drives him batty. He literally has fear in his eyes when we try to wash him. I feel awful doing it, but the kid’s gotta be cleaned.
I just wish I knew what happened. He used to love it in the tub. Now it’s the worst part of both of the day for both him and me. Does it get any better as they get older, or is this the start of the war? Experienced parents, I’m looking in your direction here.
Will was up before 6 a.m. today. And unlike the bath mystery, I know why. It’s because of MJ’S FRIGGIN ALARM!!! And yet again, she stayed asleep while I got up to deal with him. She had been putting her phone on vibrate but she forgot this morning. I yelled at her for it and you’ll never guess what she said…
She said it was MY FAULT for not reminding her to put her phone alarm on vibrate. I nearly drowned her in the tub. If you hear police sirens in the Bourne area this morning don’t worry…it’s just me murdering my wife and placing her head on a pike outside our condo to warn all other wives and moms not to be ignorant jackasses!