Shower Power

From Wednesday Mom – Janelle:
Jack has loved getting a bath ever since we brought him home from the hospital.  He loves to play with his toys, draw on the sides, pretend to swim, make waves, and now splash his brother.  Bathing the kids together makes for a much easier night time routine.  Jack has been having some jealousy issues with his little brother lately.  He doesn’t like having Tate in his space, and especially taking up all the room in the bath tub.

Over the weekend Jack had the brilliant idea of getting a shower instead of a bath.  He’s been getting showers with Daddy every now and then for some time, but he demands getting a shower on his own.  At first I was hesitant because i wanted to make sure he would actually get clean, and also for his own safety.  I gave in and let him try it out.  I stood outside and helped him of course, and to my amazement he did a great job. I know he is excited about his new achievement, but I also think there is some joy in knowing he doesn’t have to share his “bath time” with his little brother.  I like that he isn’t fussing about sharing his time and space.  He is trying something new to solve the issue.

So, my first born is giving himself showers and my youngest is starting to use a spoon and fork to feed himself.  Where is the time going?  I feel like just a week ago I was getting up three times during the night to feed them.  Every day is a learning experience for all of us and I love being there to witness it all.

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