My oldest son always loved taking a bath and to this day still does. He will also jump in the shower with me and was up quickly with no issue. Then came my middle son – my toddler who hates taking baths.
It is a downright nightmare to get him into the bathroom once he hears the water running. He hasn’t always been like this, but I am still looking back trying to figure out where the hell it all went wrong.
Now I am down to coaxing him into the bathroom with treats, toys, bath crayons or whatever I can do to actually get him into the tub with his brother.
Hell, I even thought having big brother in the tub with him would make it fun… like another opportunity to play. The fact of the matter is it didn’t help at all.
While it is starting to get more tolerable, it still isn’t smooth sailing getting my dirty kid clean. And when I call him the dirty kid… I mean he is like Pigpen from the Peanuts. Within an hour of a bath it looks like I sent him into a mud pit in our backyard and I have yet to figure out how he manages to get dirty like this.
One day I will find his secret stash of filth… one day!
In the mean time I put together my list of tricks and I also reached out to the readers for some advice on making bath time more — easy.
Be ready for a laugh because the readers really dished some jokes!
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