Monday, July 28, 2008
Kids and Bathing
I first read Octamom's post about children bathing together this morning before I went to work, but hesitated to respond because I became very thoughtful. I wanted to contemplate before I left a response and provide a somewhat intelligent post. But the day started with a bang. . . I heard from our daughter, who is now 27 married 2 years and 6 months pregnant, called to tell me her baby ( my grandson!!!) is now moving so much her tummy looks freakishly alive. Then I heard from her older brother who is 28 and was terribly mad because my daughter-in-law went in for a routine "i'm very barely pregnant doctor visit" and the doctor ordered a routine vaginal ultrasound and Maggie heard their baby's heartbeat without my son present. Now that was not a pleasant phone call as he complained about appointments and how there should be a little more notification when significant opportunities may occur. Very sadly for this doctor and staff he will be a father-to-be who will ask questions ( he likes to gather information), pace (because he has always had difficulty sitting still) but is always ever thankful and kind with professionals (I'm sure he gets that from his parents!)!! Then I had to call the youngest just to complete the circle and was happy to have him ask us up to Tulsa next weekend just to hang out.
I am now in a place I would never have dreamed I would be 30 years ago . . . and am very thankful and blessed life is GOOD!
So, now the response to children bathing . . . . uhhmmmm as I remember (but don't trust this because I am now much older) our children pretty much decided who they wanted to bathe with at different times in those very short years.
Note to all!!! These years are over before you know it!! Enjoy them!!!