Votes for women! Baths for kids!

What do you do when you’ve told your kid to go take a bath several times nad he’s still lounging around in underwear reading a graphic novel about Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Baaaaath time! I mean it this time! In! The ! Bath! Five minutes later it’s all about Cady Stanton again. Oh okay! I see how this is gonna roll!

VOTES FOR WOMEN! I sream belligerently. That got his attention.

Then…

BATHS FOR KIDS! I yelled as if directing a protest march right into the tub and yet also into some far distant utopian future. BATHS FOR KIDS!!!!

Moomin cracked up and got in the tub. I felt super happy to have the sort of kid who reads and ignores me. This shows a proper respect for authority!

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3 Responses to Votes for women! Baths for kids!

  1. My Mommy says:

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  2. ScentScelf says:

    I've been lurking in and out for a while, enjoying your site. Must say I feel a strong resonance with this post…we have cracked ourselves up around here, he and me, when we catch each other's eye after saying "would you put that book *down* already?" or "that's enough piano; get outside."Seriously.But it's usually the book thing. I agree, respect is directed appropriately. 😉

  3. essay ontime says:

    I had the similar experience in my childhood with my mom. She use to shout the same to make me go and bath. Cady stanton is a wonderful novel to read and it has a very good story.