Of all my favorite mom responsibilities, bath time is at the top of the list.
My toddler doesn’t care at all for bath time, until she gets in the bath and then, it’s free time for me for as long as she’s in there.
Of course, I don’t leave her alone! I just either wash my face, give myself a facial, read, or play on my phone or tablet. I’m right in front of her while I do this, since my bathroom is not the largest in the world. I just have to watch out for random splashing on my tablet, but, it’s not so bad.
I bond with her while I wash her and her hair, and then, it’s mommy time!
Sometimes I put the yoga mat right beside the bath and get some quick sun salutations in, or do a wall head stand (I’m telling you, it’s a small bathroom.) The 15 minute yoga exercise is short, but I feel calmn and happy at the end. That mean mommy that’s hiding deep inside doesn’t have a chance to creep out. When I’ve had a chance to release a few tight muscles and strengthen my arms enough to pick up the clean little toddler that lets me know, “i’m done!” That grouch is completely gone!
Now if only I could figure out how to get quiet and long bath times for me, going to the restroom would be a pleasure, instead of just a necessity!