Last night Rowan & I took a bath together, which we haven’t done in awhile. For a couple of weeks there, she wanted to take a shower with me, which is always problematic as naked children are a bit slippery, especially when you add soap. (Yes, I had to hold her too). So now she’s switched back to baths. Avery’s birthday is tomorrow, so as we were in the bath we pretended that the bubbles were cake with cream. I don’t know where the cream part came in, but it seemed pretty English to me. After a bit, I propped my legs up on the edge of the tub. Then my legs became a cave that she, the mermaid, would hide in. Then she started putting bubbles in the crook of my knees. I asked her what she was doing and she they were cobwebs. Then she’d say, “Time to sqoosh them away!” and she would clean them out. I guess mermaids have problems with spiders in their caves.
On a semi-related note, she has also been singing “The Itsy-Bitsy Lobster” to the tune of (of course) “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider”. We just have a thing with the sea lately.