Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bath Time

The kids bath time here is always one of our favorite things to witness.  This is probably due to the fact that we don’t have children yet so we can be bystanders. How it usually goes down is something like this: Both Moms holler at kids, the biological mom will most often wash their own kids unless the other one is out or busy.  There are a couple of wooden planks in the front yard by the outside kitchen area where the bathing goes down (only for the kids). The mom plops the kid down – usually screaming and crying, and srubs the kid down with no mercy.  Often, people will walk by and the mom will stop to chat, completely ignoring the wails of the wet, shivering child.  After they’re finished, the mom will go inside and retrieve a piece of old fabric to wrap the still screaming child inside and sit them on the bench, outside, still wimpering.

Sometimes they do bath time in the early afternoon and it’s a little more relaxed. Here’s our two youngest host siblings helping each other out. Yes, its even more cute in person. 

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