When I got home from work yesterday evening Tom informed me that the girls wouldn’t be hungry for dinner at the usual time. He’d waited to feed them snacks after school and so they needed a little time before dinner.
“Okay,” I said. “We’ll just go up now for Liv’s bath instead of waiting until after dinner.”
Olivia was thrilled with this shake up. She loves bath time and is always willing to change up the schedule if it means bath time is now instead of later.
Alyssa joined us in the bathroom, which was unusual. She’s usually either outside with Tom or on her tablet. But this time, she got out her horses and played with them in Olivia’s bathwater while I folded towels.
Olivia loved the extra attention she got from her sister so much she ended up soaking Alyssa and the bath rug. But a little water never hurt anything and fun was had by all. A lot of water? That can do some serious damaged but a soggy rug wasn’t anything to get annoyed over.
After O’s bath, Alyssa figured since she was already wet, she’d shower before dinner.
In the end, dinner was only about a half hour later than usual and it was lovely knowing that bath and shower were out of the way for the evening.
Sometimes, you’ve just got to shake things up.