How do you take a shower? Probably something like grab a towel, turn the shower on, get undressed, jump in, wash, get out, dry, get dressed. Job done. That’s certainly how our daughter showers.
We, however, do our own version of the shower hokey cokey which involves getting in, then out, then in, then out, then in……you get the picture. Followed by trying not to drown under the spray from the shower. Get out, get back in. Stifle a scream – if our daughter is out the house we skip the stifling. Be super careful not to slip. Get out, get back in. Stifle a scream. Don’t go too near the plug hole. Get out, get back in. Stifle a scream. Try to avoid all contact with the shower curtain – why are shower curtains so keen to cling to wet skin? That’s a definite design flaw. Get out, get back in. Stifle a scream. Attempt to shampoo hair, vaguely rinse – cos drowning – and hope to blindly reach the one shower gel that doesn’t trigger anyone and why is shower gel so cold? Turn the shower off. Stifle a scream. Get out. Don’t look in the mirror that’s directly opposite. Get vaguely dry as quickly as possible and chuck on clothes or pyjamas as quickly as possible.
Great fun, as you can imagine. But it’s one of those unavoidable things, it kinda has to be done. A bundle of triggers we can’t avoid. Having a bath is worse, we don’t do that at all. But we can’t not wash. And on that note, we need to go and shower. We may be some time.