Sunday, December 23, 2012
Kids grow up so fast. (Life With Unicorns)
I put him in the bathtub and start the water, putting in the golf ball we use as a drain plug because about 10 minutes after moving into our house we lost the actual drain plug and it was 9 at night and I didn't want to go to the store to get a new plug and I discovered that a golf ball works perfectly well as a plug and there you are: 10 years later, we use a golf ball. That is how life works.
Anyway: I put him in the bathtub, start the water, and then he stands at the far end as I say:
For the musically uninclined among you, I am saying/singing the Theme From Jaws, getting faster and faster
until the water hits his feet and I say
"Dadadaaaaaaaa" and he laughs and then we shampoo his hair. It's all very dramatic and fun and a real bonding moment, until the other night when he was tired and I put him in the tub and golf ball, etc., and started saying it:
and he said "No, daddy. No da da"
And so I went along with it because I figured he was tired but then last night, I tried it again and he stamped his foot and said:
"No da da."
So that's over. And I miss it already. What's going to go next, as he grows up? Will dark bath stop*? Will we stop doing Tickle Big? WILL WE STOP PLAYING THAT GAME WHERE WE PRETEND THAT HE IS THE CRAB AND I AM THE CRAZY FRENCH CHEF IN THE MUSICAL NUMBER Les poissant FROM 'THE LITTLE MERMAID AND I CHASE HIM AROUND AND AROUND OUR LIVING ROOM WHILE HE CRASHES THINGS INTO ME?
Actually, I could live without that one.
*"Dark bath" is where he goes in the tub and I turn out the lights and then I use the flashlight app on my phone to light the bathroom. Sometimes we use a strobe light and it's like he's taking a bath in stop motion.