After making sure two little bums are clean and that the big kid’s juice cup is full, I was doing what I imagine every self-respecting internet addicted mommy does first thing in the morning — checking my email.
Apparently Rainbow woke up crazy today, because she comes running into the computer room stark naked and starts yelling out: “I need a bath, a real bath, right now! Scrub, scrub scrubby! I have ‘tend stuff on me, and I’m naked and I need to crawl right into the shower!” (As I happened to be in front of the computer at the time, the above and what follows is a direct word for word quote).
I asked her why she was covered in pretend dirt and she answered all in one giant run on sentence: “My mousies tried to turn me into a flower. They tried to put me all in the ground, with mud, and put me in a hole and grow me in with one foot. Cause that’s what flowers do, they have one feet, and stand in the ground. Trying to do the sunflower dance.”
Oh Wow…. and was she ever worked up. I think maybe I didn’t water down the juice enough this morning.
I tried to convince her that pretend dirt didn’t warrant a real bath, but I lost that battle. So that’s how I was coerced into bath time before 8am, with a short lesson in botany to follow.