Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The shower is evil....

Andrew gets up when I do in the morning, right around 6:30 a.m. In his early days, I'd set the bouncy seat down on the bathroom floor so he could chill while I was in the shower. He then went through a phase where he'd sleep until 7:30 or so, so I would just go get him when I was done getting ready for work, and then I'd change/feed him.

Now, he usually gets up at 6:30 so I bring him in the bathroom (the husband has a new habit of metal detecting every morning and he leaves around 5:45/6:00 a.m....don't even ask).

Anyway, Andrew has decided that when Mommy steps into the shower, she is actually stepping into another dimension. He bawls his little heart out as soon as I slide that shower curtain. I have to leave one end open and talk/wave to him so he calms down. The other option is to take a bath while he leans over the edge, splashing his hands in the water. No amount of toys help/distract in this situation. I can only hope he learns that Mommy is fine and she will be out of the shower in 5-6 minutes.

4 comments:

Spanglers said...

LOL! Keegan does this too. And he pulls open the shower curtain, getting water on himself and everywhere. I finally had to start putting up the gate outside the bathroom, so now he stands there shaking it and wailing. Until Hailey distracts him, then he's fine.

Sarah said...

dont know if you can still do this or not, but what we do with my 8month old is put him in his door way jumper. No idea what we will do after we can no longer use that thing..... probably what you're doing! LOL.

Minxy Mimi said...

I remember those days well!!

the mol said...

Ours used to do that too. I'm not sure if he still does, since I try to shower while he and Musical Daddy catch some more sleep. As soon as the shower turned on, even before I stepped into it, he'd freak.