Monday, July 23, 2007

Too many butts in our tub

In an effort to streamline our nighttime ritual of baths and bedtime times four, we recently put all four little butts in the tub together. Our first crack at this crowded tub venture was a thrill for Alena and Alivia and an education for Trace and Alysse.

The sight of the four of them in our tub immediately reminded me of a Shel Silverstein poem entitled Crowded Tub which was read to me as a child. Its words are as follows:

There are too many kids in this tub
There are too many elbows to scrub
I just washed a behind that I'm sure wasn't mine
There are too many kids in this tub.

If our crowded tub isn't this poem brought to life, I don't know what is.

1 comment:

Rose said...


I just stumbled upon your page because I was looking up an old Shel Silverstein poem I loved as a child! As a mother of 4, (ages 14, 12, 7, & 5,) I agree completely that this is the perfect pic!!!! (The most I have had is the 3 girls, & those days have long gone!!!) :)
Anyhow, what a joy! I wish you & yours all the best during this holiday season!

Take care,