Subtitle: For kids with sensory issues and their exhausted parents.
If you don't have a kid with sensory issues (you'd know it if you did!) this might still be a fun idea if you're a nicer, more patient mom than I am. For me, the special stuff only happens when it has to. Oh my gosh, I am working on it, okay? It's just that when I do try and be fancy, I end up setting things on fire. But that's a post for a different day.
Right now: showering.
My boy is 5 years old. The toddler is 2.5 and the baby is 6 months old. High time for boy to move up to the shower so that toddler and baby can start sharing baths together instead, yes? Well. The boy has issues. Sensory issues. And when water drips from his hair onto his ears or threatens to get in his eyes or if he gets too cold or too hot, he truly loses all ability to reason and we enter the crazy realm of cat-bathing. Or so I imagine. How can such a human possibly take a shower?
Voila! Regular swimming goggles would totally work, but seeing as we couldn't find any in December in Michigan, we opted for the wood-working eye protection. And the bathing suit 1) upped the fun factor and 2) made it possible to photograph the child in his moment of glory. Oh yes, he REQUESTED to be photographed, he was just that proud of himself.
You can also add this photo to your list of "reasons Dwija needs a bathroom renovation". Because yes, our shower really does look like that. Shabby chic?
So yeah, scrubbing the unmentionables and the face will be a little tricky, but trust me- it is totally, totally worth it. You're welcome.