I remember at one point in the past my kids made the transition from taking a bath to taking a shower. I don’t remember the exact age when this took place, and I was far too long ago for me to remember when I began to favor showers over playing in the bath. But it seems that every so often during the course of taking a shower I found myself doing something incredibly stupid; this usually marked some point in time that sticks in my memory.
Pre teen: The time I accidentally got in the shower with my socks on.
Teenager: The time I washed my face so vigorously in an attempt to rid myself of acne that I shoved my soap covered little finger up my nose. Hard.
Young man: The time I got drunk and fell asleep in a dorm room shower and my hair somehow glued itself to the shower curtain.
Father with little kids: The time I slipped on a toy in the shower and got a really cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figure shaped bruise on my ass.
Father with young kids: The time where I sneezed so hard in the shower from getting shaving cream in my nose that I bruised my head on the top of shower head. (Yes I am that tall)
Father with older kids: The time when I got into the shower with my reading glasses on and didn’t notice until they steamed up so bad I couldn’t see.
I am trying not to think about the next chapters….