It is if you ask my 10 month old!
A few days ago I desperately needed a shower but it was one of those days that O just refused to nap ALL DAY! So for the first time in a while, I took him in with me.
Now if you have ever showered with a baby you’ll know that they are like slippery little fish, plus make it really difficult to wash your hair with only one hand! He wasn’t all that fussed with the spray but was okay so I tried putting him on the floor and gave him a body puff(or whatever those things are called!) with a dolphin on the top. I figured it would entertain him.
He threw an absolute hissy fit, shaking and screaming until I picked him back up. As would anyone else, I figured it was the shower and the noise as the water hit the shower floor. I can honestly say my hair didn’t look its best when I got out, but was marginally cleaner than when I went in. Hey, maybe leaving the shampoo in made it cleaner in the long run. Or is that just grasping at straws?
Anywho. Fast forward to yesterday and I run the bath for him and automatically threw in the body puff, we are limited for bath toys and it seemed ideal. Well if I ever! His toes had barely touched the surface of the bubbles and he started screaming and shaking again. I thought I must have scarred him for life with the shower incident!
I did eventually manage to get him calm enough to stand right at the edge leaning over the bath side with just his feet in the water while I played and splashed beside him. He was crying but soon holding on to the edge and crouching to splash too. I thought I had cracked it and that he would be fine.
I couldn’t have been more wrong!
After a few minutes his joy at splashing and pouring the water won him over and he sat down to play happily.
The body puff was behind him.
He followed my hand as I reached around his body, saw the dolphin and freaked. I mean so bad I almost lost my grip on him, I had to lift him out by one arm and a leg! It took me five minutes to get him to stop screaming again.
I can’t actually chuck it out as it belongs to one of the kids but the evil dolphin has been banished from O’s bath time indefinitely! I guess O can see the true evil that lies behind that wonky pink dolphin face that us bigger people miss.
Have your kids ever been petrified of a seemingly harmless looking toy? Did it take you a little while like me to figure out what it was? Let me know below