You know that quote about how there are only 18 summers until your children leave home? Well, I've been thinking a lot about how many weeknights there are. Now let's be honest here. As a working outside the home parent (and I'm 99% all of you working AT home moms would say the same)…..days are busier than I'd ever expected. The truth is, the mundane tasks of everyday life can be all encompassing. For our family, days start early and end late. As a teacher, I leave the house by about 7:00 each morning. That means our daughter is at preschool by 7:15 am (if we hit all the green lights on the way). School ends, errands are run, if it's a good day a workout is squeezed in, pick up is at 5 pm (ish), then it's dinner, a bit of time together, and preparing for the next day. I often feel like it's we live in a constant cycle of busy-ness and wonder if there is a way to stop time to just BE together (thank goodness for summer vacation). During the school year, it can be tough…..so we take the moments where we can. So my “big girl”? Still does bath time every night. We fill the tub with bubbles. We play, we chat, we play music, we even light candles sometimes. She may not be a baby anymore, but this our special time away from the hustle and bustle of our day. She talks about her day at school. She asks about our days at work. And it's a time we cherish. Her new favorite part about bath time? These not so babyish paraben free products from Avon Kids. Am I the only one who complained there were BABY products and grown up bath products…..but none for kids? Well these products from Avon are PERFECT for older kids (trust, Lydia is OBSESSED).
Avon Kids Soapy Slime Body Cleanser: Lydia is OBSESSED with this cleanser…..because it literally looks like slime (what kid doesn't love that). It's perfect for ages 2 and up, it's hypoallergenic and paraben free. And it easily dissolves in water.
Avon Kids Superfoam Sea Splash Body Wash: This Body Wash foams up easily, smells amazing, and does a killer job on the dirt and marker stains from a day of play. It's also paraben free, and gentle on skin.
So, while time seems to be on hyperspeed……and I know that sometime soon bath time will come to an end…..we're not there yet. Our plan? To cherish these evening moments together…..and to add in a little extra fun (plus that awesome soapy slime).