Me: I really want to have a maid come once a week.
Him: We already have one. You see her every day in the mirror. Same for me.
(He totally saved his ass with that third sentence. But.....dammit.)
Time to ask my peeps:
Hubby insists that all 3 boyz should be bathed and shampooed EVERY NIGHT. I say, meh, every other night is fine enough. So some nights, I just throw them in the bath or shower, and then run around, trying to get stuff done upstairs (picking out pjs and the next days' clothes, ironing, etc.) instead of hovering over them, shampooing hair, scrubbing twigs and berries and getting soaked in the process. Plus, Baby has terrible skin. And it only gets worse in the colder months. So the less he's soaped up, the better it is for his eczema prone little body. And besides all that? THEY'RE NOT EVEN DIRTY.
Last night he came downstairs and said, "Can I ask you a question?" (which is always his lead-in when he's going to criticize.)
"Do you use soap when you shower?"
Me: "Of course."
"So why don't you use it on the boyz? It only takes 2 seconds."
Me: "Go for it."
So what say you? Do you bathe and shampoo and scrub your children every single night? Or do you, like me, sometimes just let them PLAY in the tub without getting all Mr. Clean on their asses?
(While I'm quite positive this won't change Hubby's opinion on the matter, it will open his eyes to the fact that I'm not the only one who thinks that preschoolers don't require daily scrubdowns. It's not like they're walking around looking like Pigpen.)
*Hubby wanted me to clarify after reading all your comments
"My point was that if you’re GOING to put them in the bath…WASH THEM! You don’t. Don’t 1. Waste the water and 2. Let them sloth around in their own filth."
And again, like I said, it's not like they're DISGUSTING. So there ISN'T FILTH (and he calls ME dramatic!). And I don't consider it wasting water when 1. they're confined in one spot; 2. they're playing nicely; and 3. I can get my stuff done in the process.