01 May 2006

How to get your kid clean and do your makeup at the same time

Melinna makes good use of her little one's bathtime:

Now that my toddler is old enough to hang out in the tub without me physically holding on to her (19 months), I use her bath time to do my makeup as I get ready for work.  She gets in the tub, we choose some toys.  She plays, I start the make up.  Then I wash her hair.  Then I do my eyes.  Then I wash her body...give her different toys.  Then I finish up my face & let the water out of her tub...and keep up the juggling act for the rest of the day.

I often give the bathroom a quick wipedown while my kids are in the tub.

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Bathtime is typically Daddy's responsibility around here. If he's not home and I have to do it, then it's my time to clean the bathroom most of the time. I get them in the tub, help with their hair and then I clean the counters, toilet, mirrors, etc.

I'll soak my feet and let them scrub me, then give myself a quick pedicure/polish touch up!

Bathing is a night time ritual for us.

I do the same thing. Most of the things that I do nowadays involve tons of multitasking.

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