The thing was, I could never get the tub full of bubbles.
I tried everything… different bubble baths applied in varying amounts at different times. In the stream of water, before the stream of water, after the stream of water.
But nothing worked. I always ended up with a thin layer of bubbles covering part of the water’s surface, nothing like the foamy mounds of bliss that I longed for.
It was a constant source of frustration. I started to believe that a bubble bath was an urban myth, like the comfortable high heel or the cute wrap dress.
Several years ago as part of the NEVERENDING remodel project, we ripped our bathroom down to the studs and rebuilt it. Part of this project was the installation of a jacuzzi tub (insert moan of anticipated pleasure here).
The first time I drew a bath in my fancy new bathtub I was amazed and delighted to find that I had discovered the SECRET of bubbles.
Jets. Just a teeny bit o’ bubble bath added to 6 pounding jets of water and VOILA! you have more bubbles than you know what to do with!
Several years have gone by and the bubble bath (and jets) have lost their allure. Although it sounds endlessly relaxing, the honest truth is that I really don’t enjoy having hard jets of water pounding into my backside and thighs. My neck gets a massive kink from lying at an odd angle, and the water never comes quite high enough for a true soak. Not to mention the temperature, which inevitably is either not quite hot enough or too hot, making me feel like a cooked goose.
Ah, the trials of my life.
The jacuzzi function of our tub is now solely used by our dear son, who delights in the enormous amounts of bubbles that can he can create just by leaving the jets on for ten or twenty minutes.
Like last night, when I walked in to check on him and discovered THIS:
I guess what they say is true.
Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.
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