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 Dave and I get to sit down ourselves.

Often Dave 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. Dave 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 Dave 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}


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. 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. 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

  3. 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 😉 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

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