For the most part, I handle giving the kids their baths. Some nights I treat them like pots and pans that have crusted burnt cheese stuck to them and I just let them soak. Other nights I give them a good cleaning making sure I scrub all their nooks and crannies.
Maxfield has been testing his independence lately and has been asking to wash himself. I started a little game with the kids to make sure that Max washes every part of his body as I wash Wyatt. I ask both Max and Wyatt where certain parts of their bodies are and then he uses the soap and wash cloth to clean that part.
"Where are your shoulders?" I ask.
I clean Wyatt's shoulder and then Max scrubs his shoulders.
"Where is your collar bone?"
He will then scrub his neck and upper chest.
"Where is your arm pit? Good job. Where is your bicep? Okay now wash your elbow pit. Now wash your forearm and your wrist?"
Elbow Pit? Yes. That is what I call the area between the bicep and forearm? Is there a name for it?
The other night we were playing this game and I was introducing new words to them. Instead of saying leg I told them to wash their shins and then their calves.
"Wash your thighs. Good Job. Now your knees. Okay, wash your shins. That is the front part of your lower leg."
"Shins?" Max asked.
"Yes. Shins and the back part is called your calf. Now wash your ankles. This part on your ankle is called the Achilles." I said and I pointed to it. "Now wash your knee pit."
We were finishing up when I told Max to wash his groin.
"Gwoin" He said. "What's that?"
"That's the area between your legs around your penis. And the area under your penis, that is your grundle."
"Gwundle? That's a silly word. I will call it my penis pit."