Really. When will I be able to take a bath again?
I miss our bathtub.
I didn’t really like the house when we looked at it. It was a tri-level on a corner, not a very nice color, outdated features. But it was in a great neighborhood and had a great bathtub.
The first time I saw that bathtub, I knew it would be a great place to be during labor. I knew it would be prefect for kids’ baths. I knew it would help sell the house when the time came.
And it was all of those things.
When we moved into the house, I was pregnant with Jane. She was born in the tub, and loves to tell people about it.
I was pregnant with Anne when we started selling mini donuts at the farmers market. After being on my feet for more than 5 hours (every Saturday morning during the last 5 months of that pregnancy), I would come home and get in the tub.
I remember how wonderful the water felt, along with how excited I was by our donut success and another baby on the way.
Now I have a job that keeps me on my feet again, and I haven’t exercised regularly in a year, so a nice hot bath would be lovely. We had nice hot tubs at a few RV campgrounds – Sky Valley Resort in Desert Hot Springs, Williamsburg RV and Camping Resort, and Moody Beach RV Campground in Maine.
Although sharing a hot tub with strangers isn’t quite the same as taking a hot bath alone. In peace. Maybe some wine. Maybe some relaxing sound effects.
I think I know what’s going on my Christmas list.