I Tried This: January 2014
My Alterations: We just happened to have a chem light (read: Army glow stick) lying around from Andrew’s last trip to the field, so that’s what we tossed into the bathtub.
My Thoughts: There was no way this wasn’t going to be cool. Crack a glow stick, toss in the tub and turn out the lights? It’s like an instant party! At first, Madeline was a little confused. 18 months, and NOW we switch up tubby time? But after the briefest of hesitations, she was totally into it. She waved the stick around underwater, waved it in the air and held it under the running faucet. This was a great little stunt for prolonging an early tubby before bed.
I imagine as she gets older, the fun will increase as will the TSIT (time spent in tub). Next time, I’ll pick up some colorful dollar store glow sticks. And for added fun, I think I’ll try adding some bubble bath, too!