Saturday, March 2, 2013
Gina's First Bath
I gave Ginalollabridgida her first bath today.
A real bath, not one of those showers she gets at commercial car-washes. I took a bucket of hot soapy water and lovingly washed her soft curves and prominent features. I got all the gunk of Winter off her and now she's gleaming in the sun.
Have you ever washed a car by hand? Doing this was common when I was young; people didn't want to pay for something you could do yourself. Now, however, it seems everyone goes to the car-wash where they pay to have mechanical brushes do a half-assed job.
There's a hidden benefit to washing your baby by hand. You get to know her. As you scrub her front, her back and her sides, you become personally familiar with her shape, the arc of her curves and the different materials she's made of. It's a real, direct experience. Intimate, even. Okay, maybe I spent too much time rubbing her headlamps...