a peek inside the fishbowl

01 Jun, 2008


Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

The other day I did something that I used to do all the time: climb into the bathtub with Sarah.

Sarah was already in. She watched as I slowly eased myself into the water, and just as I did so she shouted: TIDE’S COMING IN!


3 Responses to "TMI?"

1 | porter

June 1st, 2008 at 2:01 pm


I always bath with the girls, it started out when they were literally days old…but as time goes by and they get older I wonder how much longer?

2 | Marla

June 2nd, 2008 at 7:44 am


On a related note, Josie looked at me as I was flat on my back, and asked “Where did your breasts go?!” which led to a discussion about the various forms they can take (my wonderbreasts!) Then, she asked to look at my nipples, and said sadly “They’re MUCH smaller than I remember.” I had to point out that it’s been about two years since she’d been so intimately acquainted with them, and SHE”S much bigger.

3 | Renee

June 2nd, 2008 at 10:04 am


That comment ranks right up there with my 3.5yr old daughter exclaiming while she was sitting on my lap, “Mummy I can sit on your tummy like a pillow!”
Ah children!!

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