Yesterday was a busy day for me. I had several writing projects to complete and I didn’t have all the information I needed for one of the projects.
I also had a meeting to attend during the lunch hour. I was so glad when my husband said he could come home and watch our son so I could go to the meeting in peace.
When I called my husband to let him know the meeting was over, he told me that our son was sleep. I secretly rejoiced and had visions of getting tons of work done.
When I got home, my husband greeted me with a huge, kool-aid smile. Our son had woke up before I could get home. My plan went right out of the window!
My husband snickered as he walked out of the door. Our son was playing fine by himself, so I figured that I may be able to get a few articles written. As soon as I got my flow together, my son decided that he wanted to sit in my lap.
He sat there like a good little boy while I typed away. He just wanted to be close to me. I think he noticed that I had left him earlier to go to the meeting.
It was soon time for a snack, so I pulled his big boy table beside my work area to give him a snack and his bible pictures coloring book. He enjoyed it and did so well! He colored the pages AND the table, ate his snack, and was very content. I was able to get a lot done.
Later that night, I was talking on the phone with a friend. My husband had run some bath water for my son and closed the bathroom door. He went to get a towel out of the hallway closet when we both heard a funny noise. I ignored it because I thought it was my husband making noise. But all of a sudden, my husband said, “Come here! You gotta see this!!”
Apparently, our son opened the door to the bathroom, saw that his bath water had been run, and got in the tub to give himself a bath. Now let me inform you that prior to last night, he had not been able to open closed doors. He would turn the knob, but not quite understand that he also needed to push the door as he turned the knob. He figured it out rather quickly last night though!
I must admit that it was rather funny to see him in the bath tub, FULLY CLOTHED, DIAPER AND ALL, trying to give himself a bath. He picked up the washcloth and was letting the water drip all over his clothes.
He even tried to drink the water from the washcloth. I know, I know. It’s pretty gross when your son is trying to drink his own bath water.
He looked at us like there was something wrong with us for staring at him. To him, he was just doing something that occurs every day. He had the general principles right…washcloth in one hand, rubber ducky in the other…he just forgot to take off his clothes.
I do realize that there is definitely a safety issue here, so guess what I’ll be doing tomorrow?
You guessed it…buying door knob covers!
What’s the funniest/strangest thing your child has done at bath time?