I feel like I *should* say this is bittersweet, and in the longer term, I am sure it will be. Now, though, it just feels AWESOME!!!
Over the last couple of weeks, the girls have learned to shower themselves. I feel a little bit guilty that I didn’t encourage this earlier. I think the girls were probably ready (and I remember bathing myself when I was about their age). It’s just been so easy to plunk them both in the tub, or for the three of us to hop into the big walk-in shower.
It was just before the girls went to basketball camp that I thought I’d better bite the bullet. They’d need to get cleaned up after camp, and I wouldn’t be home. I got them both in the shower. I stood in the door and coached them through, going through the motions on myself.
The girls seemed to get a kick out of it, and they did a good job!
A few days later, I coached them through washing their own hair. I still fear they won’t get all the soap out…but truthfully, I fear that when I wash their hair, too.
It’s such a load off to know they can take a quick shower when they need to. And it’s a lot less pressure for me to rush home from work to wash their hair so it has as much time to air-dry as possible before bed.