Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Princess and the Peeved

You're gonna put me WHERE?

Settle in now, it's time for today's story.....

Once upon a time, in a land called Texas, there lived a little girl named Lulu with the cutest smile, the unruliest hair, and the most uncanny ability to spit up what appeared to be gallons of...well... spit up.

Lulu was such a good baby! She naturally fell into a fantastic napping and eating schedule, and slept for 11 hours at a stretch overnight when she was 12 weeks old. She was a great eater, very flexible, and almost never cried.

...when she had to have a bath.

Those early sponge baths seemed to be quite enjoyable, and when Lulu graduated to 'real' baths, she seemed to like the shower just as well as the baby tub or big tub with her mother. And then, one day, an evil spell was cast by the Wicked Witch of Kohler, and she suddenly HATED baths of any sort.

Little Lulu's mother thought maybe it was the echo in the shower that first time she freaked, so when it was next time to de-spit-up-ify Lulu, she used the baby tub. Screams and crying ensued, and did not cease until Lulu was safely ensconced in a towel far, far away from the evil water.

Maybe it was a bit too cool? thought Lulu's mother. So prior to the next bath, the bathroom was preheated to the toasty temperature that makes Lulu's mother sweat buckets whilst bathing the little lass, but alas, the results were the same: an extremely unhappy, but clean, Little Lulu.

Maybe too much water in the tub? Water too hot/cool? Maybe too close to naptime? Too close to mealtime? Following each torture session an alteration was made in the process to try to figure out what it was about the bath that reduces the child to a lip-quivering, appendage-flailing, bundle of tears and screams. But to no avail.

The conclusion? She HATES having a bath. Period.

The End.

Yeah, I look cute now, but you should have seen me 10 minutes ago!

Happy Valentine's Day from Casa McAustin!


Blogger SoozieQ said...

She is absolutely GORGEOUS!I love her hair!!!

If you come back over to my blog you'll see an updated entry about my Niece's sleepover AND a few pictures of her almost hairless (but somewhat FUZZY) head :-) Heh.

That's weird how she loved baths now hates them.

Stop that right now Miss Lulu, it's making life more difficult for Mommy!

11:07 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Awww, poor witto thing. She is so utterly lovely.
My kids had bath issues too. Kinda sucks, eh?

6:49 AM  
Blogger Kami said...

Well, she just wants to smell like spoiled milk. What's wrong with that?

7:45 AM  
Blogger TBG said...

Oh poor baby Lulu!

8:41 AM  
Blogger The Kept Woman said...

So darling.

Baths, who needs 'em?

9:19 AM  
Blogger Tx Mom said...

Poor Lulu and poor MMC. My baby loves baths. LOVES.THEM.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

That was a precious story! So well written! That is strange how she decided she doesnt' like baths. So cute!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Lucky Lum said...

I think it's harder on Mommy than the baby.
My kid hated riding in the car for the first three months of his life. Screamed the entire time. Makes for an anxious Mommy driver.

11:49 AM  
Blogger mrtl said...

Was Lulu's hair always so red? My word it's gorgeous!

Sorry about the baths!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Awww. Her little face is still red. Don't worry mom. There will come a day where you won't be able to get her out of the bath!

6:58 PM  
Blogger Mainline Mom said...

Aww poor Lulu!! I'm so glad Nate LOVES bathtime.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Football Widow said...

OMG. I LOVE that first pic. She just knows that she's so sweet she might melt in the water mommy!

10:03 PM  

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