Exploring the Bathroom
written September 26, 2011
Tina and Sarah tip-toed slowly down the hallway. They paused outside the bathroom door and looked at each other when they heard their humans splashing in the tub.
"Why can’t we ever have a bath?” complained Tina. “I think it would be so much fun.”
Sarah had a thought. “After Kellie and Corrie are finished with their bath, maybe we can sneak in and play in the leftover bubbles!”
“What a good idea! Ooh, I can’t wait!” Tina gave a little hop, and then she gasped. “Quick, Sarah, quiet! Mommy’s coming!” Both stuffed bears pretended to be asleep as Mommy came down the hallway. She opened the bathroom door and poked in her head.
“Hurry, girls! Supper is almost ready!”
“We’re almost finished, Mommy. We just have to brush out our hair.” The sisters started combing their hair as Mommy disappeared back into the kitchen. A few minutes later, Kellie and Corrie came out of the bathroom and went upstairs with their dirty clothes, completely forgetting to clean up the tub area first.
Sarah opened one eye to make sure the coast was clear, and then she nudged Tina. The bears crept into the bathroom and sat against the wall. For a minute, they just stared at the mess.
“Oh, Sarah, how wonderful it will be to play with bubbles!” Tina did a little dance next to the towels on the floor. “Just look at this place! Water, bubbles, even bath toys! Yay!”
Sarah laughed at how silly Tina was being, and she scooped up a handful of bubbles. She blew some of them into the air and started her own silly dance.
Tina stopped moving and stood still next to the window. A happy tune had caught her attention. “Sarah, listen!”
Both little bears climbed onto the toilet to get a better look outside. The ice cream truck was parked right outside! They looked at each other and knew right away what the other bear was thinking. They could play with bubbles any day, but ice cream only came along once in a very long while!
“Quick, Tina! Boost me up and I’ll open the window so we can get out.” Sarah scrambled up toward the window.
“Wait, Sarah, I have to get my balance. Sarah!” Tina tumbled into the tub headfirst, splashing water, bubbles, and a rubber ducky onto the rug. She sat up and burst out laughing. “That was so fun! Sarah, jump in!”
Sarah frowned at Tina. “What about the ice cream? I’m half way out the window. I can almost smell my chocolate cone.” Sarah tried to turn around to look at Tina, but as she did, she bumped the flower pot on the window sill. “Oopsie! I'm sorry, Tina.”
Tina laughed again. “That’s okay. Now I’m taking a mud bath!” Dirt washed up on Tina’s leg, turning her laughter into a groan. “Ew! I don’t like mud baths. I need a towel.” Tina stood up and tried to get out of the tub, but it was so slippery.
Sarah tried to reach her foot down onto the toilet so she could get down too, but her back was stuck in the window ledge.
“Tina, I’m stuck. Can you help me get down?”
“I was just about to ask you to help me get out of the tub! It’s too slippery for me,” Tina told Sarah.
The bears stared at each other in silence for a minute, but then Tina had an idea.
“Sarah, can you reach my hand?” Tina stretched her arm up toward her friend.
Sarah tried putting her arm close to Tina, but it was too far away. Sarah wiggled her body a little bit and stuck her foot in Tina’s face. “Here, how about my foot instead?” She waved her toes at Tina’s eyes.
“Oof, Sarah, that’s my face! Okay, I got your foot. I’m going to pull. Get ready!” And then Tina pulled with all her little-bear might.
WHEE! Sarah landed with a thump on the rug. She stood up and grabbed Tina’s arm. “Your turn, Tina.”
After both bears were safely on dry land and had wiped off with the towel, they crept upstairs to their bedroom and crawled under the covers.
Sarah gave a big sigh and whispered to Tina, “Well, that was certainly an adventure! I don’t think we need to take a bath or go for ice cream again any time soon, what do you think, Tina?”
Tina yawned and nodded her agreement. “That was too much adventure. As Daddy says, that wore me out. I’m so sleepy. Night night, Sarah!”
“Night night, Tina!”