Sometimes I get a nice warm bath ready for one of the kids before I wake them for school. Yesterday, it was Max’s turn to be gathered from a warm cozy bed and be put straight into a soothing bubble bath. Those early morning moments before they’re really awake are so sweet and special. And who wouldn’t enjoy being pampered like that? What a great way to start the day.
I was in the bathroom getting ready for work when Max stood up in the tub.
“Mommy, will you wash my back for me?” he sweetly asked in a still sleepy voice.
Will I wash his back? Of course! He’s starting to need me less and less as he’s becoming a big boy, a kindergarten boy, so I happily took the washcloth and lovingly started scrubbing his back.
He looked over his shoulder and smiled. It was early. I didn’t interpret the smile as anything but sweet.
“Mommy, will you just do my bum, too, since it’s right there?” he asked.
I smiled. “Of course I will, honey.”
His timing was impeccable. As soon as I had his little heinie covered with a sudsy washcloth, he blasted an exaggerated wet-cheeks fart and immediately started cackling.
I should have known better. But, like I said, it was early. Oh, dear.
Well, he woke me up, anyway. I let him finish his bum himself.