"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Thursday, May 24, 2012

squeaky clean

every other day we try to give chase a bath.
otherwise he just ends up smelling like sour milk and sweat.
baby shampoo and pink baby lotion are much nicer.
so the kids get their stools from the pantry,
and i let them wash chase's chubby arms, legs, and tummy.
his favorite part is the scalp massage.
sometimes they fight over who gets to wash his hair,
or rinse his belly button,
and then when the 5 minutes of excitement are over,
the kids run off to something else,
and i generously soak him in warm water until all of his bubbles are down the drain.
then i wrap him up in a towel,
clean his goopy eyes,
slather him in pink lotion,
dress him up in a handsome little onesie suit,
{the collared ones with shorts are my favorites}
and i hold him in a fuzzy blanket while his eyes roll back,
and he drifts off into dreamland.
i think it just might be our favorite part of the day.
all of us:)


Amy said...

Sigh. Nothing like a clean cuddly baby to love on. Happiness.

Sue said...

I always loved bath time. At my house and at my mom's house.


becca said...

a clean, warm cuddle baby that's the best

Jen said...

Awwwww. I just love this.

Lisalulu said...

love this little baby story you tell!

Emmy said...

Awe so so sweet! Love that they get to help like that.