So, this morning at Pre-school drop-off, I walked in with a couple who were carrying a baby bath, complete with all necessary bathing accoutrements, and a baby of course, all covered up in it's little car capsule, the natural question, I asked if they were going to give a demonstration on bathing a baby? They were a tad unfriendly, but replied that yes, they were - and together, how sweet. Their 5 year old pre-schooler was very excited. My 4.5 year old pre-schooler was perplexed. 'Mummy why are they bringing a baby to bath?' 'To show you how it's done' I said. It made me wonder why too. Maybe it's because my little girl isn't baby or dolly mad, perhaps if they had brought the family dog in to wash she would be really keen, but really what interest is there in bathing a baby? Why on earth would a 5 year old be remotely interested in the ins and outs of washing a baby? It was a little too self serving for me.
Am I too cynical? A smidge resentful, cause I don't have a baby to bath in front of the class? Maybe both those things.