My kids get their baths every other day. If Bath Day falls on a Saturday, however, it gets skipped because they ALWAYS get baths on Sundays. So, some weeks end up where they get their bath on Thursday, then Sunday. Putting 2 full days between baths. We don’t even worry about whether this is okay or not. It is just what works.
Unfortunately, since baths are not daily routines, sometimes they get forgotten. The kids were due for baths on Sunday. I gave NikkiZ hers while MrZ was driving out of town to pick up LilZ. By the time LilZ came home, we had limited time before family dinner and AndyZ’s bath? Got skipped. I never intentionally decided to skip it, time just got away and he stay dirty.
So – Monday? I thought Crap. It’s been since Thursday since he’s had a bath. I need to give him one tonight. This was fine since NikkiZ was due for her bath too. Well, Monday came…and went. No bath. We ended up running some late errands, dinner was late, kids and parents were tired, and everyone went to bed dirty. I simply forgot. AGAIN.
Last night? The kids finally got their baths. AndyZ had gone FIVE DAYS without a bath. And I’m not even that ashamed because seriously? There have been worse weeks. I won’t give you details, but lets just say there have been weeks where 5 days between baths? Would have been considered Excellent Parenting.