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10/16/05 09:35:52 - Bathtime
Baths have been difficult for Aren ever since he got here. Part of that, I'm sure, is that he doesn't get a real bath, he has to get a sponge bath. Technically, he doesn't get a sponge bath, either, since we use washcloths, which he thinks are too "scratchy". We've been able to mitigate this a bit by using disposable washcloths -- very soft yet sturdy paper towels, essentially. Additionally, we don't let him change out of his pull-ups until he's done with his bath -- if he puts underwear on before his bath, we have to change it when it's done. It also helped today that I offered to set my timer for 5 minutes so it would be over quickly.
Today's bath was pretty uneventul, at least until the end, when we got another glimpse of Aren's sense of humor. As I was drying off, I started to stand up. The floor was pretty wet -- he had been standing on a towel throughout the process, rather than in the tub -- and I slipped. I didn't fall down, mind you, I just slipped and almost fell down.
Aren laughed until I thought he was going to fall over. When he was finally able to catch his breath, he gave me his appraisal of my wit. "Dad, you're hillarious. I had NO IDEA you were that funny!"
I guess I've discovered my life's work. Now I just need to find a bunch of five-year-olds and good health insurance to pay for the broken bones.
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