A couple of weeks ago, I was feeding Kaylee a bottle first thing in the morning, and she was craning backward to see something interesting on the blank ceiling, flattening out all the little folds in her neck.
I looked down to find that my precious baby had a ring of grime around her neck, crusted into one of her many creases. My only theory is that some formula leaked down her chin and onto her neck and dried there … and then started accumulating dirt and fuzz.
Now, I knew she had a couple of chins and all that, but I didn’t realize her creases were deep enough to store snacks.
I’ve only been giving her baths about twice a week, because I figure she’s not especially mobile and just isn’t capable of getting all that dirty. And on that particular morning, I’d put off bathing her for a couple of days because I’d just been too busy in the evenings to get around to it.
So that morning I resolved to start giving her a bath every other day, regardless of my schedule – especially after I told my coworkers this story and one of them said, “Ew, she’s going to be the stinky kid in class.” (Because every elementary school class has that one kid who smells.)
I’m two weeks into my August Baby Bathing Resolution, and how am I doing? Well, I’ve stuck to the every-other-day plan exactly zero times.
Well, she may end up being the stinky kid, but at least she’s a cute stinky kid.
A note to Rob: She does NOT look like a Jedi in this picture. She also is not a hobbit or a member of The Horde.