Julie Lyles Carr: Monday Musings...and a Question For Ya...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday Musings...and a Question For Ya...

"Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath."  Richard Zera
Seriously, y'all, you should see what lays at the bottom of the bathtub once I hose off the twins.  I wipe them down, scrape off the sticky stuff, brush off the crumbs, all before we make our way to the tub--but then they seem to have a superpower that allows more food stuff to hide in their armpits and behind their knees.  And the net result is bathtub debris.  (Note to self--what about bathtubs with disposals?  Oh, wait, was that a Seinfeld episode?)

Now here's the Question For Ya.  Our gender lineup of the kids is girl, girl, boy, girl, boy, girl, girl, boy.  We have usually dumped whichever baby and toddler kids are closest in age into the community tub at night in the interest of water preservation and time.  Now, it may be because I'm birthing parts of memory along with placentas, but I'm having a hard time remembering when we have typically called a halt to the mixed gender hot tubbin'.  Obviously since the twins shared a womb and are only 14 months old, they're going to be bath buddies for a while longer. But sometimes, some of the just older population still wants to hit the tub or the shower together.

So what do you think?  How old is too old?  Is it okay for same gender sibs to co-bathe a little longer?  Or should everybody have an expiration date, regardless of sort?  What does your fam do?  A little help here please....

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