Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Mer-Baby

I have never known a child -- much less an infant -- to be calmed by bath time. However, this is most definitely the case with my little girl. Screaming, wailing, fussing Ellie, when placed in warm tub of water, instantly becomes happy, splashing, smiling Ellie. Huh. If it wouldn't turn her into a giant baby prune, I'd leave her in there a bit longer. Not that she's unpleasant on land, or anything, but in the water, she is so peaceful. Like she belongs there.

My very own little mermaid.

It is ironic though, that Ellie is my child. I hate the water. Truly. I hate it. I can't swim, I don't like being wet, and I will avoid getting water in my eyes at all costs. My daughter, on the other hand, will do everything she can to put her face in the bathtub. (Don't worry, I don't actually let her do that... but believe me, she tries!)

I suppose, if you put any stock in astrology, this isn't surprising at all. She is, afterall, a Pisces. She really is a little fish baby. Maybe she'll grow up to be a swimmer or a diver. Maybe she'll be an Olympic athlete and crush Michael Phelps's records.

A mom can dream, can't she?

1 comment:

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

Ben was like that with the water! He loved, and still loves bathtime! It is a great tool during the witching hour.

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