The other day just before lunch and right after pre-school, my tired, hungry and very inquisitive grandson, (who is 4 years old) decided to inquire about our bathroom showers and bathtubs. He blurts out, as 4 year olds do, “How many bathtubs do you have?” I say “We have one bathtub”.
“How many showers do you have?”
I tell him “We have two showers.”
“But how many bathtubs do you have?”
I say “We have one.”
“But then how many showers do you have?”
“We have two showers.”
“Wait, how many bathtubs do you have??”
I could have continued this way a little longer just for fun, instead I gently pull him towards me and tell him close up and friendly like, “Ya know I can have a shower without a bathtub.” He’s so tired he even lets me give him a few kisses, which normally he’d rub right off, (cuz he’s a boy ya know). Then he looks up, without a word goes directly to the bathroom to check out this stand alone shower. You see in his home, both of their bathrooms have the combinations shower/bathtub. When he came back you could see with his smile, the lights of understanding turn on. OK, I’m gonna have lunch, c’mmon mom. He gives me and papa a big hug and he’s gone.
KIDS – I LOVE THEM!