Normally, she takes baths and loves them, but sometimes when we are in a hurry and bathing is necessary, I will give her a quick shower. It is somewhat torturous for me, because, as happened this particular day, I was standing outside of the shower, reaching in and trying to wash her hair. I was getting my clothes soaked, the bathroom floor soaked, and she was VERY crabby -- it was not pleasant for either of us!
So, as this was going on, and she was getting impatient with me, and I with her, I remembered the cartoon "The Jetsons" that I used to love to watch when I was little. For anyone who ever watched that show, do you remember how they had this WONDERFUL bathroom where the Jetsons would step on a conveyor belt looking terrible with "bedhead" and the conveyor belt would move them along through an automatic shower/hair salon/toothbrusher and they'd pop out on the other side all clean and coifed? That would be a dream come true in our house!! Aside from the time that it would save, it would be such a pleasant way to start the day, instead of our usual battle with our 7-year-old over hair brushing, teeth brushing - you name it!
What I would like to know, is how is it that no one has designed and marketed this miracle machine that was depicted on a children's cartoon in the 1960's!?! (I watched reruns, by the way...) It's been nearly 50 years since this show was on -- why can't I get this for my bathroom?!? Maybe someday, but until then, I can dream!