Saturday, September 6, 2008

Jets Are Scary When Water Is Low

Marshall has taken a bath in the master bath since virtually the day he was born. He and Michael have their own bathroom but it is so much easier to get things done (and still keep an eye on the kids) when he is taking a bath in my tub. For the longest time, the jacuzzi was only filled about 1/3 of the way, for obvious reasons, when Marshall was bathing. Which means the jets were never turned on.
Now that he is older......when Michael is in the tub with him.....I have been filling the tub up all the way so they could turn the jets on. As anyone who has any type of jet tub knows.....turning them on with bubble bath...accelerates the bubble making productivity by a nano level. It is 'Wild and Crazy Bubble Time.' Marshall has not only gotten used to this bubble making machine.. he has also learned which button to push to turn them on.
So, this evening after Fall Fest (please see next entry) I put Marshall in the tub. Since it is so late, I only fill it up 1/3 of the way full. If you have been paying know what comes next. As a sidebar for anyone who has never had a jacuzzi tub....if all the jets aren't covered when the on button is depressed....whichever jets are not covered with water will spew like 'Ol Faithful.' While I was washing my face I hear a mechanical noise and a scream. Marshall had taken it upon himself to turn the jets on. Not knowing he would be pummelled by the uncovered jets like a fire hose.
Guess what.....this scared the ever loving crap out of him and up, up up.....was all I heard after that. Lesson learned!

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