How To Shower The Reluctant 3 Year Old
I have been trying to get all my kids to take showers instead of having baths as my water bill last year was super high and I really should practise what I preach when it comes to being green.Kiphas been a doodle as he’s the oldest at 9.The girls have been a lot less of a doddle.The screams from them can be heard from across the street I fear, due to the fact they both hate the idea of having the shower on their faces as they can’t coordinate their hands to wash the shampoo from their eyes.Having a bad back doesn’t help either and I went back to giving them baths.This week I received my water bill and the air turned blue.I have a direct debit set up but the amount due each month made me realise I had to turn things around fast especially as there is a hose water ban being implemented due to lack of rain fall leaving water reservoirs at a all time low.
My mum suggested a shampoo shield which the girls will happily wear but the screams were just as bad.So this morning I told them it’s a shower or I’ll change their names to Stinky McStink 1 and 2.Cat had her shower after Kipand with a little help washed herself and shampooed her hair.So far so good, now for Mouse.Mouse first needed to be coerced even to take her clothes off using her new trainers as a new form of bribery .Once in the shower she wouldn’t move towards the shower head.So thinking on my feet I decided to use what was at hand and I began throwing the bath toys down towards the shower end.Quick as a flash she sat down and started to play with the toys.
I’m a frickin’ genius!!!
Now I can her body and shampoo her hair whilst she plays with the rubber duckies.