It reminds me of what happened to an acquaintance of mine recently. She walked into a Wal-Mart bathroom and discovered someone who was peeing in one of the stalls had PUT HER SMALL BABY ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR by her feet. On the baby's tummy! Not on a coat. Not on a blanket. Right on the WAL-MART PUBLIC BATHROOM FLOOR!!!
Where the hell is Family and Children's Services when you need them? Someone who thinks this is OK has such poor judgment that they seriously need to be investigated. Where does this poor baby sleep? In the cat's litterbox? I don't care how badly I had to pee, I would never ever have put S. face down on a public bathroom floor.
Worst case, I'd have peed holding her in my arms. And I'm not some crazy germophobe either - when I found S. munching on a cat hair dust bunny in the living room, I took it away from her (obviously) but wasn't too concerned. I figured it was good for the development of her immune system.
My co-workers and I were talking about child cleanliness recently. One guy mentioned they bathe their 4 and 7 year old every day and often twice a day. We thought that was unnecessary and the consensus for babies and toddlers was a bath 3-4 times a week was good enough. More often if your child (like mine) feels dinner also makes an excellent hair product or is given to epic poo explosions.
Many people will find this gross, but I see no need to bathe every day either. I usually do because I work out a lot and sweat like a pig while doing it, so a nice post-workout bubble bath is mandatory in my mind. But if I don't get to the gym, haven't had a good marital workout and we're not in a heat wave...why bother? Seriously. I work in an office so how dirty can I really be? I don't get it.
And just cuz I've lost 6.5 pounds in the last 2 weeks and have a glimmer of hope that I may someday see my old body in the mirror, here's a shout out to dirtier, sexier, pre-baby times. I miss that skanky chick.