Singing in the shower: a story about bathing yourself with a six month old

Maggie is still sleeping. Perfect time to hop in the shower.

Turn shower on, undress, pull curtain, check monitor quick just to be sure those eyes are still closed.

Boom. Eyes open.

Shit.

Okay, still doable. Grab Maggie. Change diaper. Drag walker/bouncer/seat thingy into the bathroom with left arm, hook Maggie into my right arm. Plop Maggie in. Distract her. Jump in shower.

Thirty seconds goes by.

“Wahhhhhh!”

Poke my head out. “Peek-a-boo!” Maggie laughs. Good, good. This is fine.

Back in shower. “Wahhhhh!”

Pop head out. “Peek-a-boo!” Laughs. Cool; I got this.

“Peek-a-boo!”

“Wahhhhhh!”

Cool. On to the next.

“Maggie, look! Press these buttons and they make funny noises!” Awesome, she’ll be into this for a little while.

Two minutes go by. Poke head out SUPER fast to see how things are going.

I screwed up. Our eyes lock.

“Wahhhhhhh!”

Shit. Shit.

“It’s okay Maggie! Mama is almost done,” as I sing “row, row, row your boat gently down the stream…”

“Wahhhhhhh!”

Open the shower curtain halfway.

Maggie sees the goods (my boobs) and wants to be picked up. Can’t pick up. Shower will definitely be over. Must.power.through.

“Maggie! Hi! Here’s Mommy!”

All smiles as I continue to shower with the curtain half open while creating a little pool on the bathroom floor. I shave my legs as I sing “the ants go marching one by one…” and of course, do our choreographed dance as I perform the song.

For now, Maggie is happy and I’m able to shave my legs. Good stuff.

I quickly finish my shower with a superb rendition of ‘Hello Maggie’ (sung to the tune of Babs’ ‘Hello Dolly’), then hop out.

Mags spots the goods again and starts to fuss. The poor thing is hungry and has been patient. I pick her up and feed her as I drip dry, and think this has been a win for today.

 

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Happy Earth Day!

10 Ways to be Green:

 

1. Public transportation. Gotta love it.

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2. Don’t use pesticides on your lawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Buy a reusable water bottle and use it. All the time. Stop buying bottled water.

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4. Use reusable bags to carry your lunch in everyday and/or your groceries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Air dry your clothes! You have the right to Air Dry! (Vermonters will get this)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Ride a bike/walk if possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Keep your shower short (This one is VERY HARD FOR ME!) Or don’t shower at all? Hmmm, actually maybe not. People don’t like stinky people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Recycle. Duh! Recycle bins are everywhere. USE them. Put them in your home. They are necessary.

  9. Turn the lights off when you leave the room. Easy peasy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Never ever litter. It’s lame and out of style. How would you like if someone came and dumped their trash in your house? You wouldn’t. The birds, bees, squirrels, etc. don’t either.

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Tomorrow is Friday, YAY! Do something nice for someone tomorrow in celebration of the weekend. Why not right? Here are some ideas from Oprah -

http://www.oprah.com/spirit/35-Little-Acts-of-Kindness/1

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Have a great rest of your Thursday/Earth Day :)