Tink and Bear are 10 and 8 respectively, so I have about ten years more of the following scenario:
Tink took a shower the other night. NO biggie right? WRONG! For some reason, she is none too fond of this particular necessity of life. We have to go through the whole shpeel...
"Can I just shower off?"
"NO! Use soap!"
"Do I have to get my hair wet?"
"YES! and again use soap and add conditioner too!"
grump grump stomp stomp, and about ten minutes later, we usually hear the water going.
Next in line is Little Bear, who is a bit more together on the whole shower experience, but.....
"MOM! The water is getting cold!"
Hmmmm......Tink WAS in the shower for a good long time, and she does like her showers hot.....
"Turn the lever all the way to hot. That should warm it up then get in there and get done quickly!"
Oh! By the way, this whole conversation is a series of VERY loud hollering from downstairs and upstairs. Yes, we are having a Big Bang Moment like what goes on at Howard Wollowitz's house between him and his mother!
Five minutes later....
"MOMMY! The water is still cold!"
I finally go upstairs.... why do these moments always happen when I am in the middle of cooking supper or trying to get caught up on paper work?
I find a shivering Bear huddled in the corner of the shower......conditioner obviously in her hair..... soap on her body.....sigh....with the water still running!
"Honey, I hate to break it to you, but between you and your sister, you have used all the hot water. If you are waiting on it to warm up, I'm afraid it just isn't going to happen. Suck it up, pretend you are jumping in the ocean during spring break, and get your hair done! The water is only going to get colder!"
The joys of raising girls! ;-)