Just Add Bubbles

Usually getting Vista in the bath tub is as easy as saying ‘bath’.  But lately, with the nice weather, she’d much rather be up and playing than getting ready for bed.  So tonight, our conversation went something like this…

Mommy: “Vista, I think it’s time for a bath”

Vista: “No.”

Mommy: “Uh, yes.  I think it is.  Bath time sweetie”

Vista: “No!”

Mommy: “Yes honey.  It’s time for a bath now.  Lets go”

At this point she slithered to the floor and proceeded to do the crazed “No!  No BATH!” squirm. (Could someone please remind me why on earth I ever wanted her to hurry up and start talking? )

Bil and I exchanged a look over the two year old temper tantrum happening below.  You know those looks where you can have a 10 minute conversation with your spouse in about two seconds?  Yeah, that look.  I sighed.  I was the woman that always swore no child of mine would ever act like this.  Feel free to laugh hysterically now.

I took another look at the wailing banshee on the living room floor.

Mommy: “Do you want bubbles?”

Instant quiet.

Vista: “Yeah”

And with that she picked herself off the floor, walked into the bathroom and started getting ready for her bath.

I need to find a way to remind myself, the next time she’s having a shrieking, screaming, raving fit about something, all I need to do is find a way to add bubbles.

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4 Responses to Just Add Bubbles

  • Jodee says:

    Ah yes I have had those conversations with myself many times “my child will never do this etc” And lo and behold they end up doing that… Yes my 3 yr old LOVES bath time… My 19 month old screams and goes running when she just hears the bath tub filling up sigh so honestly she does not get a bath as often as she should.. maybe I should try bubbles?

    Jenn Reply:

    I think it’s written in the stars that if you say (or even think) ‘my child will never do xyz’, karma comes and kicks you in the butt.

    Bubbles are a huge incentive in our house. As are those little tablets you can drop in to make the water colored ( http://bit.ly/11AhQe) and bath confetti ( http://bit.ly/14MgmS). We let her put the bubbles or confetti in and it’s a huge incentive for her to get in the bath.

  • ali says:

    Yep. Bubbles are the keys to happiness here as well. I get a bubble blower for the back yard and Chase runs through them for HOURS back there!

    Jenn Reply:

    @ali,
    We were thinking of getting Vista a bubble mower for the backyard, because last time I bought out the bubble wand I was getting light headed from all the blowing. lol.

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