A Mom Of Four Children Said” I Only Bathe My Kids Once-A-Week, I Never Iron”
Unbelieveble if your children don’t bathe in a week . Here is a ɢʀᴜʙʙʏ ʟᴏᴛ. Being a 40-year-old mum to Bluebell, nine, Maximilian, six, Marigold, four, and one-year-old Violet, she and her husband Rob, 43, a journalist, have happily let ᴄʟᴇᴀɴʟɪɴᴇss sᴛᴀɴᴅᴀʀᴅs slip in diffirence.
She’s got particular opinion parentings . In fact, when it comes to bath time, I bathe Marigold as infrequently as possible. I would rather spend time with her doing nice things, while bathtime is a ɴɪɢʜᴛᴍᴀʀᴇ. It is sometimes just once a week, which is ᴀᴅᴇǫᴜᴀᴛᴇ. She is a pre-schooler. She has not been working in a sewage works, for goodness sake.
I have learnt the hard way that you must pick your ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇs. Bathtime is not a battle I am prepared to Fɪɢʜᴛ.
These are all things that would leave some people pale. But it is not ʟᴀᴢɪɴᴇss that leads to these swerves. It is about being a mother who spends all the time with her kids that she possibly can.”
With their clothes, she never ɪʀᴏɴs. I don’t mean skipping things that matter, like washing hands properly. We always do that. I never ɪʀᴏɴ. There is no point. Children will crease whatever they are wearing within five seconds and life is simply too short. Some might call it lazy. But I call it making life no more difficult and complicated than it needs to be.
Impeccable parents might ʀᴏʟʟ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴇʏᴇs ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ sʟᴏᴠᴇɴʟɪɴᴇss of this but I don’t wash clothes unless absolutely necessary. As a family of six, we never see the bottom of the dirty laundry basket as it is. I can’t remember the last time we emptied it . . . I have no idea what might be lurking down there. It is probably best not to think about it.
I know from comments on my blog posts we all THINK the same way about this ᴅᴏᴍᴇsᴛɪᴄ ʟᴀᴢɪɴᴇss. I have learnt the hard way that you must pick your ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇs.But only a few of us dare put our heads above the parenting parapet to say it. Because when we do, we are shot down by people who think they know better. I would like to think that in the wake of this ᴘᴀɴᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ, we might all be a little kinder and less judgmental of other people, including how they choose to go about parenting. All we can do is our best.