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Bathtime for Kabir & Aseem

We stopped using the bathtub for Aseem many months ago…almost a year now, primarily because we normally give both, Kabir and Aseem a bath together, and it was getting difficult to fit both together in the bathtub. Bechara Aseem…he did not get enough time to enjoy the pleasures of a bathtub. We still have the bathtub at home though, for Priya, when she visits. Here is the last time Aseem had the bathtub to himself…back in July 2013.

This post is about their recent bathtime.
We have a folding stool that Aseem normally sits on during bathtime. Kabir normally stands or sits on the floor.
Both love to play with soft bath toys, especially when holding them under running water.
Playtime with bathroom toys

Both love to get a quick oil massage near the end of their bathtime. They then get a splash of water to remove any excess oil from their skins.
Getting out of the bathroom is another ritual πŸ˜›
Kabir & Aseem - Bathtime

Usually, Kabir wants to stay in the bathroom and have me take Aseem out and get him ready first, before coming back to get him. Of course, if Guriya is in the house, our guapos demand that she get them from the bathroom. Papa does not get that privilege.
When I take Kabir out of the bathroom, I stand in front of the mirror, with him in my arms, cheek-to-cheek and say, “Papa aur Papa ki jaan” to which, he will reply: “No Papa. (Pointing to my reflection in the mirror) yeh Mummy hain, aur (pointing to his own reflection) yeh Aseem hain” He will then giggle away. With Aseem, I say, “Papa aur Papa ka googly eyes”

Kabir loves to play dress up with the towel. He pretends to be many personalities, but his favorites are, a knight or a princess (yes, not a prince)!
Kabir Kabir - Princess pose

Oh, what delight these bathtimes are!
It is not always so delightful though. πŸ˜› I have to constantly exhort them to first bathe and then play with their bath toys. This sometimes leads to meltdowns…both theirs and mine. But, without these moments, bathtimes wouldn’t be so memorable. πŸ™‚

Here is a recording from September 2012 of Kabir’s bathtime.

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