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Sometimes I think that I might be the laziest mom alive. Like if the lazy moms were to get together and vote a pageant queen for the lazy mom club, I would find myself in a tiara. I’m definitely not a Pinterest savvy mom as you probably have already discovered. You know those Pinteresty types—the ones who knit their children’s socks from old draperies, churn their own
butter organic yogurt, and potty-train their children at 6-months-old. 6 MONTHS OLD. Supposedly this is a real thing. I really do aspire to be like these women except for one problem…I have no desire to do all that extra work. Between raising three humans and cleaning/cooking along with being a minister’s wife and a writer, I’m not sure how to add anything else. I can’t even put on matching socks half the time much less grow my own garden! So I like to make life easier when possible. A good life hack or a multi-purpose product is my best friend. This brings me to some thoughts on bath time…
Every day after I’ve exhausted my energy on entertaining a toddler, cleaning, cooking, helping with homework, and attempting to blog about all of it, I have to bathe my kids—good hygiene is socially acceptable these days I hear. By this time, I’m pooped and have no desire to complete one more task. Anyone else like me out there?! So I like to make bath time as easy as possible.
1. First I make sure the child being bathed has plenty of toys or toy-like items within reach…a plastic cup for pouring water will do. While my little one soaks her head and body for me using said cup (I’m lazy, remember?!), prepping for actual soap time, I write, read, or even stare into space and do nothing for
10 5 2 glorious minutes.
2. When I’m on to phase two of bath time, cleaning my child, I make sure I use 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash because ain’t no mama got time for opening and closing two separate bottles. The one I’ve been using lately is this foam wash from Raise Them Well.
This wash rocks my socks for multiple reasons. First, it’s toxic free and if you have been following along with me, you know I’m a fan of all-natural products for my kiddos. Plus, this wash is like owning kids wash/shampoo, eye-makeup remover, face wash, dry shampoo, and hand sanitizer all rolled into one. It might as well be called 1,256,328-in-1 wash. I use it to remove my makeup and cleanse my face and have contemplated completely stealing it from my babies for this purpose (and the bad mom of the year award goes to…)! Another fabulous feature about this wash is it doesn’t have to be rinsed off. It can simply be wiped off with a wet cloth even when being used as shampoo. It’s like handy dry shampoo for kids. And what busy mom doesn’t love dry shampoo (definitely not the lazy ones!)?
3. Now we’ve come to phase 3 of bath time, drying off. Procrastination is key here. I wrap those babies up in their towels and cuddle away. The older they get, the rarer cuddle time becomes. If I can put off pajamas and bed time, I get the sweetest snuggles which melt this mama’s heart and makes every minute of chaos so worth it!
There you go, mamas…three easy steps to ensure bath time is enjoyable for both your child AND you! And if you’re interested in checking out that amazing, all-natural, multi-purpose wash, go here and receive $4 off of your purchase using code BABYWASH! We lazy moms have to stick together. Insert fist bump.