Friday, March 16, 2007

Creeeeeeeeee-eak!

Remember how I was telling you we still bathe Miss Baby in the infant tub, because she refuses to sit up, and even though it's clearly far too small for her nine month old self ...


... simple expediency kept us from moving her out of it?

Well.

She busted it. We bought it second hand (for $7.00! Canadian!) before she was born, and discovered pretty quickly that it had a little 'split' along one of the legs, near the top. It thus leaked slowly, but as baby baths last, like, 5-10 minutes, a slow leak really doesn't do too much damage.

What really gets your attention, though, is when, mid-bath, that little split becomes a big gaping crack and the slow leak becomes a sort of Titanic-versus-iceberg hull breaching gusher. We didn't see the crack snap open, because it's underneath the foam pad. Pynchon just sort of noticed that there seemed to be suddenly a lot of water on the counter, and very little water in the tub. And that was that.

Miss Baby has now moved into more spacious and watertight digs, a move coincidentally coinciding with her decision to finally hold herself vertical, as though she was just holding out on us all along ...


... which is good, because on our visit to Gramma's, she thought you were supposed to recline in the sink, which forces me to take sad and pitiful pictures like this:

11 comments:

NotSoSage said...

My goodness, those are adorable shots. And YAY for Miss Baby finally showing off her mad skillz.

Okay, it's a Friday night, I'm child-free and I'm going crazy 'cause I'm sitting at home, sick. Forgive me.

cinnamon gurl said...

I LOVE the pics!!

Jenifer G. said...

So cute. Sink bath shots are some of my favourite baby shots ever.

Read your last post too, about Mom's in the Mirror. I am still mulling it all over too. Glad I am not alone.

Mad Hatter said...

It's almost Swiftian, Mimi: that little head peeking up above the sink rim. And the tub chub nudity kinda puts my ovaries into overdrive.

Beck said...

Yep, that doesn't do my trying to ignore the baby hunger any good at all.
It's too bad you don't live in my town, because I have a gigantic vintage baby tub that's big enough to bath a six year old in, as we did when the bathtub was removed.

Ali said...

oh my gosh, how cute is she??!

Em said...

This is hilarious!

Alpha DogMa said...

KEWT babe.
Excellent photo cropping to avoid unnecessary nudity.
The window casings at Grama's house: not nearly as nice as those at Mama Mimi's digs.
Wow.
Thoughts random. Segues absent. Too much coffee. Not enough sleep.

Melanie said...

Thanks for the post - so CUTE!

We used our baby girl's baby tub until it was also creaking. Baby #2 didn't really use it at all. Weird how different things are the second time around. And also how the poor little guy was so infrequently bathed as compared to #1. But that is a whole 'nother post!

A bath in the sink at Grandma's is a tradition in our family! :-)

nomotherearth said...

OMG that last picture is priceless! What I wouldn't give to have that shot of the Boy. That is album material for sure.

cinnamon gurl said...

oops! I think I forgot to mention to you that I tagged you for that music meme goin' around... if you're up for it.