Um, not with me. That’s not where I’m going with this. Maybe I should change the title. Or maybe not. Stay with me.
I just had my first bath in six years. SIX YEARS! I’m not exactly sure why it’s been so long. Kaylie and I once lived in a place that had two bathrooms (I miss those days), but the one that was the ensuite to my room only had a (rather large) bathtub (and the other bathroom with the shower was WAY on the other side of the house – and my roommate had taken it over) so we’d just bathe together in the ensuite tub.
I can’t remember having a bath after we lived in that place. Maybe I was over-saturated (hee!) with the whole having to have a bath thing and soaked up (haa! the puns!) the pleasure of actually being able to have a shower. I don’t know.
Tonight it was in my therapy “homework”. To do my homework in the bath – a supposed “relaxing” environment. You know what? It wasn’t so bad. Noah actually laughed when he came home to the sight of me in the tub. He’s never seen me in there before. I’m thinking of making a few suggestions in the suggestion box though.
(a) There should be some sort of bath “pillow”. What’s that? There already is such a thing? Dang. I gotta get me one of those. (b) The bottom of the bath shouldn’t be so slippery. Oh? There’s a remedy for that too? Hm. Who knew. (c) The bottom of the tub should also be a little softer. Is there something for that yet? If there is, let me know. I might be interested.
I don’t know if I’m going to go the way of bath salts or bubble bath or anything that you hardcore bathers do, but I might just have one of those bath things a little more often. It’s like a little mini hot tub! My husband laughed when I told him that as I was drying off. Apparently this is a well-known fact. Well, not to this I-haven’t-bathed-in-six-years girl!
I’m thinking that next time maybe I’ll add a face mask. Or some unscented candles. (Scents drive me insane. And also drive me through three boxes of kleenex.) I’m also thinking that I should install a TV in my bathroom. Or maybe create a protective bubble for my laptop so I can read blogs in the bathtub. The whole bath thing is opening up a whole new world to me.
Maybe you guys can help me out. What do you do in the bath? (Clean stories, people.) What do you take with you in there? (What, not who.) I’d really like to know.