SOUTH CAROLINA, USA: Giving the Whole Bathroom a Bath

My son is 7 1/2 and has been taking showers on his own for a while now.  Recently, he has been taking baths. The last 3 times, he has completely soaked the bathroom.  The floor was flooded, the counters were wet, and I just couldn’t imagine what he was doing in there.

He’s really into weather and the ocean, so I always say, “No tsunamis in there.” He knows I mean that he can’t make big waves in the tub that cause the water to spill out.

He’s an honest kid, so I believed him when he said he hadn’t been making tsunamis in the tub after the first time I found the bathroom soaked.

After his next bath, it was the same thing.  Water was everywhere.  I started thinking he was just walking around the bathroom when he got out and not drying off.  I thought of this soft ball that he throws in the tub. I figured that maybe he was throwing it out and getting everything wet.  I meant to ask him about it, but I was busy so I dried up the floor and forgot to talk to him. (more…)

Maggie Ellison

Maggie is so grateful to be raising her 2 children with her husband in the low country of South Carolina. Life at the beach is what she’s always known, although living in SC is new to this NJ native! The beauty of the live oaks and the palmettos takes her breath away on a daily basis and being able to go to the beach all year is a dream for her. Art and music have also always been a part of Maggie’s life, and she is happy that her family has the same love and appreciation for it that she does.
Maggie and her family are also very active. Her husband coaches both kids in soccer, and they like to spend their time outdoors kayaking, biking, swimming, camping, etc. They try to seize every moment they can together, and they feel that it’s not just the family time that is important. They want their kids to know a life of activity and respect for the outdoors, expose them to new things and teach them about the world! Maggie and her family are no strangers to overcoming life's challenges. They've had to uproot their family several times when jobs have been lost in the economic crisis.
They also lovingly face the challenges of having a child diagnosed with special needs. Through all this, Maggie has learned to celebrate the good times and never take them for granted. Her family is everything to her, and she is incredibly grateful for every day she has with them and for every moment she has shared with them. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t tell them she loves them and how lucky she is to be her kids’ mommy. How sweet!

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