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Friday, October 10, 2008

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Last night, we went to a birthday party for my sister-in-law. After a fun filled, but unusually late, evening of karaoke, food and family, we began our trek home. As we were driving, I began telling the girls that they needed to get in their pajamas and hop in bed as soon as we got home because it was so late.

I had already decided it would be okay to skip baths for one night. But then I remembered that they didn't have baths the night before, either, since I have choir rehearsal and they sometimes have to come with me. Wednesday was one of those tag-along nights, plus I had to help with new auditionees afterwards, so we didn't get home until 9:30 and they went straight to bed (whether or not they actually went straight to sleep is another matter entirely).

I quickly realized that baths would just have to wait yet another night, and they could bathe in the morning. This is fine for Chloe, who has afternoon Kindergarten, and of course it's no biggie for Sophie. It's a stretch for Bria. So, I started to prepare her for the inevitablity of a morning time cleansing.

Of course, she complained about it. Bria doesn't much like baths anyway, and would go without them for months at a time if she didn't have a mother to bug her about it so much. I reminded her that it had now been two whole days since she'd been in the tub, and I couldn't with good conscience let her go to school so dirty.

Her response to my superior logic?

"All right, Mom! It's not like I'm going down to that guy!"

"What guy?" I asked.

"You know, Satan. It's not like I'm going down to Satan if I don't take a bath!"

Okay, so maybe not.

But it's pretty darn close.

17 comments :

  1. Holy Crap that funny! Where do kids come up with these things. I guess I am blessed that my daugther loves baths and now can take showers on her own. Good luck with that. :o)

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  2. How funny! My girls love baths right now, but I think most kids go through a stage of not wanting to waste time bathing or showering. Hopefully this too shall pass.

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  3. Ha. If I could laugh out loud without fear of pain I would!!!

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  4. I'm so glad that Sara can take a shower... it's much easier on the rest of us! But even then, we're lucky if she gets in 3-showers a week. 2 a week is normal, but 3 is better. I guess we are really dirty around here!

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  5. That's great!! I think I'm going to try that "down to that guy"

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  6. How funny! I love how kid's minds work:o)

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  7. At least she's paying attention! :)

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  8. She knows that the word h-e-double hockey sticks is a bad word. But "that guy" is okay to say. Cute!

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  9. LOL! We have arguments about getting in the bath and then about getting out of the bath.

    I've also heard that cleanliness is next to impossible.

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  10. At least she knows it's a step down. :)

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  11. That girl is so funny-love it!
    Wish we were there for Ash's party. Sounds like a ball.

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  12. I hated taking baths at that age too. I seem to remember that I took maybe two a week and that was with a lot of cajoling. I find myself falling into the same bad pattern with my own kids--they are not nearly as clean as yours.

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  13. I may, quite possibly, go down to that guy, because my kids are on day 3 with no baths. I'm a lame mom this week. They will, however, be clean for Sunday!

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  14. LOL!!! If we went down to "that guy" for not bathing everyday, my family would be in a lot of trouble. You would probably be appalled to know that we get about 2 baths/showers in a week.

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  15. That is awesome!!! My boys love to bathe at this point. I would let them, they would probably take a couple showers or baths a day.

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  16. Too Funny! What a smart girl she is! They do say things that make you think don't they?

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