bath

Sweet Alice operates from a base of caution and sensitivity. She always has. And I think I have done a solid job of accommodating that because it’s a tendency I recognize as mine too.

It took a week of negotiations to get her to try on a new pair of shoes. No exaggeration.

For days after we brought home her sister, she ran to her room, covering her ears at even the whiney beginnings of a cry.

When she was a baby, and it was time for her first bath, she absolutely howled.

So we expected, at first, that bathing Soledad would be another two-parent job.

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“Remember,” we prepared Alice one night when the baby was still only a few days home from the hospital. “She doesn’t know what a bath is. It might scare her a little bit, and she might cry pretty loud.”

She startled. And blinked. And that was it.

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Alice likes to help with her toes. “I love her tiny feet,” she says. “I love her tiny face.”

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One thought on “bath

  1. If bathing was so easy, can you imagine Soledad trying on shoes…she’ll have a shoe fetish as a toddler! I love her feet! They’re too cute :)

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