Bath times with Leo have changed dramatically since he was first born. As a newborn he hated them:
After awhile the hate petered out and he just tolerated baths. It took awhile for him to like them – until he was 5 months or so he mostly took very stoic baths.
Then baths became crazy fun:
And now baths are a constant war. All Leo wants to do is stand, which is fine outside the tub, but isn’t safe in the tub. So I sit beside the tub (gone are the days where I read while Leo played in the water) and repeatedly sit him back down and fend him off the side of the tub.
What a silly Gus!
Tonight we have our second babies/kids music class. We went to the first one on Thursday evening and it was so much fun! We weren’t sure how Leo would do but as soon as we sat down in a circle he crawled out into the middle of everyone and just sat there grinning.
He was very interested in the other kids!
He did play a little music, too, although mostly he sucked on the mallets, clocked me in the face with them, or crawled over to other people.
The class is 3 weeks long, 2 classes a week. We also have a CD of the songs so we can sing them at home with Leo. One in particular, “The Hello Song,” is already stuck in our heads. I’m sure there will be plenty more of that to come!
Are you musically inclined? Dave is really good on drums and can also sing, write music, and plays some piano. I took 3 years of piano lessons when I was little (I can only really play my right hand now, and not super well), did clarinet for 2 years in middle school (I can’t remember a lick of it), and used to be able to sing (now I’m generally off key). Here’s hoping Leo gets more of Dave’s musical talent than mine!