One Love

22 Jan


One love…One heart…Let’s get together and feel alright…

Oh, my friends, there is a celebration to be had.  Did you hear our shouts last night? 

Stink Pea took a bath!!!!


(Clearly there’s going to be an overuse of exclamation points in this post, but I think they’re warranted!!!)

I’m sure many of you are wondering how it happened, so let me break it down.  Everyday at some point I have said the same thing:  “Think you might want to get a bath and wash your hair tonight?”  Well, yesterday she actually took me up on it.  I lit a bunch of candles and the next thing you know, she was in the bath.  Hubs and I just kept looking at each other and holding our breath, ’cause we didn’t want to jinx it.  I scrubbed her down and washed her hair twice, all the while praying that it’ll never again be 10 days between baths. 

She was totally cool about it…no fight.  AMAZING!

So now we start again.  I think it’s very possible that some of you with later predictions will still win a second place prize, because she very well may repeat the cycle. 

So, Miss Alison, you’re the winner!!   Congratulations, girlfriend…I’m awfully happy for you, although not as happy as I am for ME!!!

Thanks to everyone for your ongoing encouragement.  I’m telling you, I couldn’t have made it through the GASO without you!


13 Responses to “One Love”

  1. Allison January 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    Yeehaw!!! I’m happy to be the winner…and equally happy that your “Stink Pea” has returned to “Sweet Pea” 🙂

  2. Issa January 22, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    One day, she’ll be hard to get out of the shower. Until then…good luck. I am not looking forward to that phase. I remember it well with my brothers. And holy hell, boys who play ice hockey smell.

  3. meg January 22, 2009 at 2:14 pm #


  4. Patrick January 22, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    You see how GREAT parenting pays off in the long run. Awesome Job! While giving her a choice, you also gave her ownership of the issue. Keep up the GREAT parenting.

  5. Vaniqua January 22, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    I think Obama’s inauguration speech inspired her. It took a day for his words to really sink in. Can we get clean & smell nice? “Pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off (picture Pigpen) & take a bath.” YES WE CAN! The bonus is no more Bob Marley songs from me.

  6. Barb January 22, 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    Good job!

  7. Darla Baerg January 23, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Congrats!! Sweet pea returns!

  8. Julie January 23, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    Hip, hip hooray!! Hopefully this battle will be over for good!

  9. The Introvert January 24, 2009 at 12:04 am #

    Wow! I am in awe of your patience. It sure has paid off! She is lucky to have you as a mom.

  10. anymommy January 24, 2009 at 4:16 am #

    Awesome. You guys really are amazing parents.

  11. Jenny January 24, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    Woo-hoo! And she did it without a fight! What great news!

  12. jessica Bern January 25, 2009 at 2:28 pm #

    Yes, I am crossing my fingers for you. Keep us posted.

  13. Spring January 29, 2009 at 3:27 pm #


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