For quite awhile now after Ben's bath time, we have had a conversation. Mainly it's me reminding him that baths are for getting clean - which not just water but soap is required. And water needs to be on his body not just all over the bathroom.
So. I told him that he couldn't remember how to bath with all the correct items, I would put my swim suit on and show him.
Tonight was the night.
The boys came in from playing golf and they were...well...stinky to say the least. I told Ben to go ahead and take his bath while I finished cooking dinner. At the dinner table a little while later, I asked him if he used any soap. Melissa leaned over and took a sniff, "No, I don't smell any soap!"
He had that guilty look.
I asked if he remember what would happen if he kept forgetting. He was not happy. He asked if he would be wearing his swimming suit as well. I said, "You'll be wearing your birthday suit."
"Birthday suit? What's that?"
"Well, what were you wearing on your birth day when you were born?"
"Umuhmmmmmm." (Translation: not a happy boy.)
I told him later that I had given birth to him and that anything he had was no surprise to me.
After he took him sweet time eating, he and I went back into the bathroom. Me in swim suit and he in his birthday suit. We proceeded to have a discussion and a demonstration with the water and soap.
Hopefully, he won't be forgetting how to use them together.
Of course, now I have created another problem. Drew says he is now having problems remembering how to bath and maybe I should help him as well.
Without my swim-suit.