Bath Time {The Ordinary Moments}

LP and Little Man love bath time but we often skip it if the children are tired and after all, how dirty do children get really? But on the days when we do bath time it’s always quite a rush with so much to cram in before bedtime and then so much to do once the kids are in bed before hubby and I get to sit down ourselves.

Often Hubby will do bath time. Well, if he’s at home he does bath time. I spend that half hour or so getting other things done – I’ll get a load of washing to put on, will sort out paperwork, tidy up and make plans for the next day or week. It’s list writing time, time to sort out clean washing and time to get the clothes ready for the next day.

But every so often there are no jobs to do. Hubby or I can just sit and watch the children in the bath and spend that time with them. Chatting, laughing and just enjoying the moment. Really, it doesn’t happen often enough. Life makes us rush and there really is too much to do and not enough hours in the day.

But whether Hubby and I are rushing and distracted or able to take the time and relax, LP and Little Man love bath time. They play with the bath toys, they wash themselves and they let us wash their hair. They make beards out of the bubbles, laugh when they each get bubbles on their heads and see who can splash the most without it coming out of the bath.

Bath Time {The Ordinary Moments}

The last time I sat and watched the children play in the bath not only did they enjoy it just as much as they normally did, but I enjoyed it so much more too. Listening to them laugh made me smile. Listening to them babble along to each other made my heart swell and watching them, pretty much the same size, sharing a bath like they have pretty much every other day for their whole life made me realise how big they have become.

Bath Time {The Ordinary Moments}

I used to rant about solo bath times and how hard they were because, let’s face it, one adult, a toddler and a newborn baby is always going to be hard. But nearly three years later and bath times aren’t hard any more. They’re time consuming, they’re just one more job on a busy day but they are also so much fun – whether you are in or out of the bath.

Bath Time {The Ordinary Moments}
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  1. April 17, 2016 / 7:28 am

    This is a lot like our house at bath time. Quite often when Andy does bath time, I am in their bedrooms putting clothes away or tidying up and I love to hear the giggles that come from them. When I am on my own sometimes I find that bath time can help with a stressful day to calm things down and other times I skip it, just to get them to bed! x

  2. April 17, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Another lesson in the ‘this too shall pass’ book. It’s funny isn’t it, because I look back on bath time as being one of my favourite moments but when I look harder, I remember loving the fact that the OH mainly took over at bath/bedtime. Funny how the mind works isn’t it? I do think as they get older it’s more relaxed and fun though. Lovely little pics ????

  3. April 17, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Ah the bubble beard, that is a favourite in our house too! My girls would spend hours in the bath if I’d let them!
    Nat.x

  4. April 17, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Such gorgeous photos of them Donna, look at their beautiful eyes. And I agree, we often skip bath time too just because after a hectic day at school and then a hectic couple of hours at home, we sometimes just don’t have the energy. But whenever we do have it our girls absolutely love it and it is one of my favourite times of the day! It just adds at least an extra half an hour to our routine! xx

  5. April 17, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    I quite enjoy doing bathtimes with my Beans now they are a bit older, it usually ends up with lots of giggles x

  6. April 17, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Oh my word, I could have written that post! bath time can seem like such a chore lately, so much to do its just a job that needs rushing, but when we do have time, like tonight actually, to enjoy it its brilliant, splashing, singing, giggling and fun. I too used to moan about solo bath time, or ask hubby to do it so I could get on, but when I do take over i’m so glad I have.

    • April 17, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      You too Becky!! Hopefully see you at Britmums πŸ™‚ x

  7. April 18, 2016 / 6:20 am

    I’ve started to enjoy bath time a lot more too. It used to petrify me having two slippery babies rolling around but now they absolutely love playing together and making silly games. Most belly laughs happen at bath time – they are lots of fun xx

  8. April 19, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    We’ve had a few bath time disasters in our time, back when it was a baby and a toddler or toddler and toddler in there…. one of them may have weed on the others head, so that they don’t tell me off when they’re older I won;t say which one πŸ˜‰ but strangely I miss the days of bathing them together now, I still get to wash their hair since they’re lazy but it won’t be long until neither of them will let me in the bathroom with them.

    Stevie x

  9. April 20, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! They have such beautiful eyes. We skip it too sometimes if Baby is tired, but she adores it like your two x

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