My fifteen year old daughter takes long showers. We’re talking 30-45 minute long showers. I’m baffled by them. Truly. I mean what in the world can you do in the shower for 45 minutes?! She has this beautiful, long, thick hair so I assume at least 20 minutes of her shower time includes all the hair washing. But after that, really how long could it possibly take?!
I had a long and extremely exhausting day today (tons of stupid laundry, three meals to cook, two rooms to clean, a potty-training kid, a sick barfy baby, tons of work to do, four spills, three baths, at least six melt-downs, and a partridge in a pear tree). When my husband got home (after 7pm) I decided I needed a long, hot shower. While everyone else was eating the dinner I prepared, I got in the shower determined to stay there for at least 20 minutes. After about 3 minutes everything was clean. Seriously. It’s not like I’m a speedy person, either. I even have a waterproof speaker in my shower so I can listen to music. I thought it would help me to take longer showers – I always try to make through at least one whole song before I get out. It’s such a chore. What in the world? When did this happen to me? When I was a teenager I’m pretty sure I used up my fair share of hot water, but now I’m certain I could take at least twenty showers a day with hot water to spare (20 showers a day – pfft. I rarely get more than three a week). Tonight, after about four minutes, I found myself cleaning the walls of the shower with my pomegranate body wash. Boo. Then I couldn’t remember if I conditioned my hair – you know, because it had been so long since then. So I did it again only to suddenly remember that, in fact, I had. Boo again.
So now, after my four and a half minute shower, my hair is over-conditioned and my shower is sparkly clean. So much for long showers. But yay for clean ones.