I'm not one of those moms who bathe regularly. My kid, I mean; bathe my kid regularly. (Although, I don't get a daily shower, either. But that's another Mother's Lament.) Really, he only needs it about every other day, if that. And in all honesty, I HATE baths. Ever since Bug was born, I have washed his pink, little body with a shower. It is so fast. A wipe with a cloth, a little bit of soap, a spray down rinse-Voila! Done! I know, there are so many moms who plop their kiddos in the tub, promptly at 7:32pm, give them bubbles, toys, and sheer happiness. They stay in there until half an hour later, when the bubbles are gone, the water is cold and their bodies are wrinkled. But, I'm really not interested in letting my kids play in the bath tub, while I kneel on the hard bathroom floor, with my sleeves rolled up, while getting drenched to the bone trying to keep anyone from drowning. Until my kids can take a bath on their own, I'd rather them just take a shower with me. I don't have to worry about getting my clothes wet, and I don't have to worry about wasting time. (Plus, the thought of my child excreting anything in the bath water totally freaks me out!)
Usually, when I give Bug a shower, I wipe down his face with a wash cloth, then I give it to him to distract him while I wash the rest of his body. Recently, Bug has entered the stage of development where he likes to put things IN and take things OUT. Wherever, whatever. IN, OUT. Unfortunately, our bathtub doesn't have a drain stopper. There is a nice, open hole for the water to drain. It is very enticing to Bug. And, no matter how quickly I wash him, he will make it to the drain with his wash cloth and try to put it IN. Then I have to, quickly, take it OUT before it necessitates a call to the plumber. All while trying to soap up and/or rinse Bug's slippery body. And, boy oh boy, does it make him M.A.D. when I take his wash cloth OUT of the drain. It makes him so mad, that he just has to get that wash cloth back IN.