Ever since he was a little baby, Isaac has loved his baths. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights he’d happily get in his bath, splash around and get clean.
One night it was time for his bath and we walked him into the bathroom. Next thing I know he’s screaming, grabbing on to our legs and crying legitimate tears to not get in his bath. We tried to show him it wasn’t scary, to no avail. We tried to slowly lower him in, only to watch him lift his legs higher and higher in order to not get in the water. Erin got in the tub to show him it was okay, no dice. Erin held him while I bathed him, still screaming. There was absolutely nothing we could do to make him okay with taking a bath.
It came out of nowhere and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. He gets upset if you even mention the word “bath”. He’ll get worried, grab your leg or walk away from you. He’ll happily play at his water table, he still loves drinking water, he talks about playing outside in his pool, he’s fine with me splashing the water in the tub, he’ll let me pour water on his hand from the tub when he’s standing outside, but getting inside the tub with it? You must be out your damn mind!
But I think I understand what’s happening.
One of the blogs I read is MannlyMama. Her son had a pretty serious issue with taking baths. Then, recently she posted THIS on Facebook.
So why do I mention this? Because April 26 is right around the time that Isaac started freaking out. Which means that the movie Fallen isn’t totally off base. Landon might not have touched Isaac like in the movie, but it must have been the blog reading. DAMN YOU INTERNET!!!
(In all seriousness, anyone have a suggestion for how to end the freak outs? They’re no fun)