I Promise I Haven’t Locked My Child in a Closet for the Last Ten Years
It became quite clear while we were on vacation that my child has led ten years of a very deprived life. Evidently, this is an ideal child-rearing strategy because it truly makes kids appreciate the simple things.
Chasing fireflies and a light-up frisbee in the dark, playing tetherball at the beach, and taking a satisfying nap in the rental car during a two-hour drive all completely delighted Dimples.
But nothing compared to the ultimate entertainment – the Whirlpool tub in the master bedroom of our condo.
Dimples is not deterred by the fact that this huge tub is in the master bathroom, which is connected to the master bedroom, which is not the bedroom in which she sleeps. Because she is not the master. This makes no difference to her because, by her estimation, these tubs are designed especially for her, and it is her intent to monopolize all use of the tub for the duration of our visit. Any plans that I may have of relaxing with a book and a glass of wine quickly take a back seat to Dimples’ tub schedule.
Just to give you an idea of her complete enjoyment of this amenity, here is a video I took on our last night there. I was standing outside the bathroom door as she reveled in her final bath. So, the video is of the door. So, really, it’s the audio that might be interesting. But there is a picture at the end. Because, despite all evidence to the contrary, I don’t believe in complete sensory deprivation.
Posted on August 10, 2013, in Children, Dimples, Fashion, Humor and tagged children, Dimples, humor, nature, parenting, travel, vacation, Whirlpool. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.
Hot tubs are so exciting! Always. I don’t think they ever get old. I was going to say they are exciting when you’re a kid but I still think they’re exciting.
I agree, but I have to admit that I think Dimples finds them far more exciting than the average person!
We’re getting a walk in tub with swirling water. I’ll love that, sort of my sauna.
I’m so jealous! I have been wanting one in our house, but that is low on our list of financial priorities, unfortunately.
The audio wouldn’t load for me but I get it. Dimples is a very lucky daughter!
Oh, you must try to get the audio. You will delight in hearing such pure joy!
Hee! Hee! Hee! That DOES look like fun!!
After hearing her reaction, giving up the tub for the evening didn’t seem like such a sacrifice. She enjoyed it far more than I would have!
You’ve done it now. Future trips will involve booking two rooms.
Or, at the very least, two tubs!
Ahh, it’s the little things in life, right!? I think that’s sweet that you got all that audio of her having a ball with the shower gel. You remember I have a shower “video” of Lainey, and I love it.
I was thinking of you while I was recording! There was some singing at the beginning, but it was hard to hear over the running water, so I clipped it.
“can i take one of these home?” ha! i say – testament to fine parenting. exact same thing happened with the Jacuzzi tub on our vacation. except it was a large one room cabin – so there wasn’t even the pretense that the tub was “ours.” my kids have never been so clean.
I’m just glad she didn’t try to take the frog home. Or the tub, for that matter.
I would like to experience life with that much gusto again.
That’s hard to do when you get so little sleep 😉
What cute giggles we couldn’t help but giggle with Dimples. She will remember that trip and that hot tub the rest of her life. What fun she was having! Hugs
Her giggles are definitely contagious. Cap’n Firepants and I were silently dying of laughter outside the door!
Boy, I was wondering what all the giggling was about. Even if I were in that tub with all those bubbles, I would probably not have had nearly as much fun as Dimples did. Sometimes kids just know how to do things right.
For a moment, I thought she had someone gotten hold of my bottle of wine 😉
Wow can I have a go?
Be my guest! I’ve given up any hope of having my turn in the tub!