This fall, I haven't been real great at the mom thing.
Sure, I've kept the kids alive and stuff, but that's pretty much it.
And Mike has done most of the heavy-lifting around here kid-wise.
Sunday, it was time for a change.
Our late-night (read: 7 o'clock) cultural outing at the ballet meant that we skipped bath Saturday, so the kids were kind of stinky.
Stinkiness + crummy, cold weather = bathtub fun!
Since we were well-stocked with Ivory,
I decided to try out a wintry-bath version of microwaved soap.
We stuck a bar in the microwave for about a minute,
|The microwaving is arguably the best part.|
and were rewarded with this fluffy, squishable, frothy goodness.
Toss in some bubbles
and a few kids,
and you've got yourself a par-TAY!
(And, quite possibly, a few fight-free minutes to yourself.)
Of course, my instinct was to turn it into some snooze-fest unit of learning about glaciers and polar animals. Luckily for my kids, I can't find our Toob of seals and igloos and Inuit, so they're safe from the words "habitat" and "ecosystem".
At least for now.
They got to play Hot Chocolate Stand, and I got to listen to the sounds of their giggles
without stressing about APA formatting.
Cheers to that!