Another one of the traditions that Amara is quickly outgrowing is Burrito Baby! Amara and I have always had a blast with bath time. This is another one of those things that parents often have to rush through because there are so many other things to be done. Grandma doesn’t usually have to rush and Amara does LOVE her bubble baths! She loves playing chemist in the bath tub and taking empty bubble bath bottles and filling them with a little of this and a little of that to make a new scent. She has a bag of letters that hangs in the bathtub and she loves them. It amazes me how much she has learned over the last few years — she is old enough now to come up with words for all those letters. Sometimes we even make up stories with them. "A" "b"ig "c"at… The letters hang right behind the soap on a rope which she calls her "slippery soap". She also has a dolphin family and some colorful fish and no bath is complete until they have all been played with.
When we have finished playing with our letters, played chemist and played mermaid so we can wash her hair then I am finally able to drag her out of the bathtub. I wrap her in a towel like a burrito and then call Grandpa in to see "Burrito Baby"! She pretends to be a baby and to cry and it ends up with the 3 of us laughing until we are crying. It was easy to create "Burrito Baby" when she was little but as she is getting bigger wrapping her up now takes at least 3 towels — and still the toes stick out!*
Soon this game is going to have to end, too. But for now I am just happy that she isn’t too old for all these fun Grandma games.
*Read into that Amara likes to make her toes stick out!
This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.Tags: games, Grandma, growing up, ritual, rituals