Here is a picture of Lenny taking a bath in the tub for the first time:
If you’re like me, you think waiting 19 months before putting a kid in the tub for the first time is a long time to wait. Not that there’s any rush, but Lenny had been developmentally ready for almost a year—sitting up unassisted, good motor skills, attention span to sit and play for longer stretches of time. Why did we wait so long, then, before transferring bath time from the kitchen sink to the upstairs tub?
Here’s why: the ugly, painted-pink-plus-gold-foil-with-pink-roses-wallpaper upstairs bathroom. Up until recently, this bathroom hardly got used—the most traffic it saw was for my many overnight trips to pee during my pregnancy. We didn’t want to use the bathroom for much else until it was renovated.read more