QQ is still little enough to take a bath in the sink, thank goodness.
We take advantage of that fact, because it's so much fun to have her take a bubble bath at eye level.
She loves her bubble baths, and has no fear of the water whatsoever. You can pour a cup of water right over her head to rinse, and she just blinks widely and blows through her lips and then smiles at you. We really like the California Baby all-natural bubble baths, because they don't sting the eyes, all the ingredients are gentle and healthy, and they each come with a bubble wand in the bottle so you can blow nice-smelling bubbles in the bargain. Oh, and they smell so incredibly good! I'm particularly fond of the Overtired & Cranky scent. What does that say about me?
This gives me good hopes for when we teach her to swim. As with everything else, I think she's going to be fearless, game and delighted with the new experience.
The other reason we like baths in the sink is that our house was built in 1913. The bathrooms are TEENSY. It's not exactly a luxurious experience to get down on the floor and bathe a baby in a bathroom the size of a broom closet, with your back crammed against the toilet and your knees scrunched against the tub. The kitchen is much, much more spacious!
OK, it's cluttered. I'll give you that. Pretty much every inch of counter space is full in our kitchen....but that's just a sign that we love our food and we love to cook. It's difficult to organize, but it feels homey. Ours is a well-loved and well-used kitchen.
Just look at that expression of joy! I can't tell you what it means to me that we've been able to make this child's life such a happy one. The joy she radiates is constant gratification. There just is no greater reward.
I think she likes us. What do you think?