One of the many things I miss (sort of) from when our kids were littler (i.e. being able to shop for 3 girls and 1 boy, at the same time AND at the same store) is bath time and the kids loved bath time, too! Except for our youngest, Hope -- she hated taking showers, even more!
The girl hated, Hated, HAted, HATed, HATEd, I mean absolutely HATED taking showers!
She even faked taking a shower with a container of baby powder (aftermath pictured above), because her middle sister insisted that their father and I would NEVER...EVER...know the difference and, well, Hope has since learned to NOT listen to her sisters!
Except for yesterday, she was feeling...ummmm, you know...thirteen.
"You should take a nice soak in the bath tub, Hope!"
Long story short (you're welcome!): Things have been a bit stressful around here...okay, a lot...fiiiiiiiiiiine...try living with 5 other people (who happen to be mostly adults) and see how long it takes before someone HOLLERS dibs on the bathroom...with the bath tub!
"I'M TAKING A BATH!"
Two hours later and we're back to lowercase, again:
"Okay, I'm done now."
So, yeah, bath time has...once again...become our family's go to relaxation/survival technique.
"HEY! Wait a minute!"
Until it's MY turn to use the bathroom!
"Come get your dirty clothes from off of the floor!"
Teenagers are generally not very good multi-taskers.
"Aaaaaaand, you need to put ALL these candles back!"
Teenagers aren't very good at putting back stuff, either.
Every time I turned around...BOOM!!!...another candle.
"And I mean put them back where you got them from!"
Because I sure as heck-fart can't be expected to remember where they ALL go...and daaaaaang, but we got a lot of candles...AND DID YA REALLY HAVE TO USE ALL OF THESE CANDLES!!!
"Maybe YOU should take a bath next, Momma!"
[one beat, two beats]
"You know what? You're right? I'mma take a shower!"
Because I'm 5' 9"! Our bath tub isn't long enough for me to soak properly...without something sticking out of the water...but let's NOT open up THAT can of whoopass, m'kay?!?!
"GAAAAHHHHH, WHO USED UP ALL THE HOT WATER!!!!"
Don't you just WISH you could live here?!?!
[sound of water, dripping]
Stupid shower, dumbass water heater.