I am writing to you live from the bathtub. I hate baths.
Honestly I should be relaxing but my height seems to be a perplexing issue. Being five feet and seven inches tall, sitting up in the tub renders my legs too short, and therefore I can not reach the faucet. If I slightly lay down, this leaves my knees to chill above the water. Either way renders my back being un-soaked, un-relaxed and possibly more tense than when the bath began.
When you’re younger, taking a bath is fun; it’s like swimming without all the effort.
Usually bath time for me was filled with making air bubbles out of your wash cloth, or taking your Barbie’s head off to use it as a squirt toy. (If you wish to know how this is done you can tweet me.)
When you’re younger, you’re shorter (usually), have no worries (usually) and fewer responsibilities (usually). Maybe this is why baths were fun as a child?
As an adult you have things to do, clean, sort and take care of. If you are an adult female taking a bath, you not only have the previous list of worries, but if you are body conscious, you have to worry about shaving your legs, armpits, sloughing off dead skin and of course “that dreaded time of the month”. Being an adult female, taking a bath, you start to worry and stress while in the tub more than you would out of it because now you’re just thinking of everything that needs to be done while you’re just sitting in there wasting your time. Its as if the act of taking a bath has added a whole new list of worries.
As a child you have nowhere to be, so for all you care you can stay in the tub until you turn into a shriveled prune. Chances are if you are an adult entering the tub; you either look like a prune, or certainly feel like one.
However the advantages of being a bath taking adult are this:
1. You can now play with fire.
This is typically something that was forbade as a child by your parent or guardian, however, now you’re of age you can light any candle you want.
2. You can bring a beverage of your choice into the bath tub.
Previously you were not allowed to bring Kool-aid or any other colored beverage into the tub with you. Now, if you choose to bring a beverage, make sure you don’t spill it onto your newly lit candle; some beverages will turn your whole tub into the candle, with you being the wick.
Well my time is up, my toes have turned into prunes.
What do you think of bath-time as an adult? Is it more stressful than just taking a quick shower for you too?