These days, I am usually the one who bathes our boys. I feel like my wife has “stylishly” allocated that responsibility to me, and I am determined to fight for my rights…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. This routine should ordinarily be fun except that I’m the undesired one when it comes to bathing and dressing them up. The boys always want Mummy to bathe them…but Mummy is usually busy with something else, so what they mostly get is Daddy.

The other big issue is that my boys still fight the concept of bathing – every day and every night! They think it’s all okay to play as much as they want to and get dirty if playing calls for it, but that bathing should be optional and they can determine when they bathe and who bathes them. Food, play, sleep, and everything else is considered a priority over bathing. No, guys! That’s not how life works, and I’m here to help ease you into that reality…as gently as I can 😁.

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge that I am pretty thorough with most tasks, including bathing baby boys πŸ˜‰. We can also agree that I don’t consider bathing time play time – possibly explains why Mummy is preferred. I consider bathing the boys a messy routine task we need to get through as quickly and efficiently as possible. We could have a little fun on the side if they cooperate and are friendly. But with screams and tears, we need to minimize the hullabaloo.

So this is me saying I don’t want to do the bathing as much as they don’t want to be bathed. It is just an essential task we need to get through, and we can have fun or cry through it, but we’ll do it all the same. We’ll sort out our differences later on, whether over food, TV, or just good old play. And if we can free up Mummy’s time to do the bathing (which I have a hunch she’s dodging…don’t tell her this), then everyone’s happy and the universe is at equilibrium.

In case you were waiting for the lessons or analogy from this piece, there is none. Feel free to draw your lessons or conclusion, or just enjoy the gist. All I know is that I can’t wait to stop bathing boys who don’t want to be bathed (by me). And no one else should tell me I will miss this time of their life when it’s past. Thank you for that insight, but I don’t care right now. Everyone should grow up and take care of themselves. Bye!

6 responses to “Bathing Baby Boys (BBB)”

  1. Olajide Bello Avatar
    Olajide Bello

    🀣🀣🀣🀣…. This probably your funniest piece I have ever read all these years..Look at me here waiting patiently to get to the point where the moral of the BBB task would be shared…Lol. Perhaps the moral I need to from this is that humour and fun itself is vital to imbibe more. Kudos on the faithfully discharged bathing duty, bro! We appeal to Mummy to relief Daddy of the duty a little bit. Lol.

    1. thetoyintaiwo Avatar

      πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† I got you there! Yea…BBB has become quite a point of humour for me everyday and I just wanted to share my thoughts about it. Thank you for reading, bro!

  2. Isaiah Avatar

    You are enjoying sha, just 2 boys and you are looking for mummy πŸ™„πŸ™„. Call me up to give you more effective and efficient methods considering that I bathe 2 boys and a girl. Making them use the shower is more effective and efficient for me but their mum doesn’t think so. Sad part is they now prefer me bathing them because they love using the shower.🀦🀦🀦

    1. thetoyintaiwo Avatar

      Leave me alone! I don’t want to be effective and efficient!! I don’t want to do it at all!!!

      My guys don’t like the shower except they can hold the shower head in their hand and control it…which makes things more messy.

  3. Ikeh Myiralobari Avatar
    Ikeh Myiralobari

    It was fun and laughter reading this piece. You intentionally held back the lessons from your piece(still laughing).
    Glad you’re enjoying the experience, so you don’t miss any sub-topics when writing your. ‘Father-hood Thesis’. Congratulations.

    1. thetoyintaiwo Avatar

      Thank you, brother!

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