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to think that baths are very overrated?

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AKMD Sat 22-Oct-11 23:08:24

Is this a general experience of baths or am I just incompetent at bubbly relaxation?:

- I have to run the bath to near-scalding temperatures. If I run it to a normal temperature, it is too cold within 5 minutes and I burn my feet adding more hot water.

- if I fill the bath to a pleasingly high level, it sloshes into the overflow hole as soon as I get in. This makes me think I'm fat.

- if I attempt to read a book in the bath, it inevitably gets soggy, either from my wet hands or from the steam. If I have no book, I get bored and start reading the back of the shampoo bottles until a decent enough time has passed to have made it worth running a bath in the first place.

- when I try to lie back in the bath, bubbles get up my nose and the edge is hard. A bath pillow feels ridiculous.

- DH decides halfway through that he needs to use the bathroom. Sigh.

- by the end of the non- relaxing bubble bath, I'm all sweaty. Washing in my own filth doesn't appeal so I have to have a shower.

So, baths are pointless AIBU?


Cheeseandseveredfingersarnie Sat 22-Oct-11 23:10:08

they need to be bigger-im only 5"2 but still.and comfier!

issey6cats Sat 22-Oct-11 23:10:39

agree wtih you by the time the bath has filled up its hardly worth waiting for, i spend longer filling it than i do in it as all i want to do is get in get clean and get out again, have no choice at the moment though as my stepson broke the bloody shower

lockets Sat 22-Oct-11 23:11:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

worraliberty Sat 22-Oct-11 23:12:16

I'm a shampoo bottle reader and I get irrationally angry at the word 'Aqua'

Either call it water or just fuck off

That is all.

follyfoot Sat 22-Oct-11 23:12:16

Me too lockets, I get all edgy if we go away and there's only a shower.

squeakyfreakytoy Sat 22-Oct-11 23:12:55

You are doing it wrong.

First, ask DH if he needs the loo... tell him that otherwise, he will have to go in the garden for the next hour.

Get your glass of wine, ipod with docking station speakers, tealight candles... bubble bath, and fluffy towels.. (one for body, one for head, and one to stand on as you get out of the bath)..

And then get in there, and relax to your favourite tunes... sipping wine.

PaintedToenails Sat 22-Oct-11 23:13:59

Baths are shit. Ages to fill, either too hot to get into or almost instantly cold, can't wash your hair properly, dry your skin out, end up all sweaty...yep, that's pretty much all of it. They are shit. Shit shit shit.

SazZaVoom Sat 22-Oct-11 23:14:36

I LOVE my bath. Less than 5 mins to fill and has a shelf around it for my glass of wine and book.

Door is locked so interlopers have to go elsewhere.

ColdSancerre Sat 22-Oct-11 23:16:03

I'm with lockets.

You don't need to read, just lie back and daydream. Let your thoughts wander to your favourite things be it George Clooney, prosecco, vanilla ice cream and hot choc fudge sauce or whatever tv programme engrosses you. you're trying too hard.

stripeybumpinthenight Sat 22-Oct-11 23:16:25

I used to read all the bottles and make up songs in the bath using the words when I was wee. My parents thought I was off my trolley but I felt like a creative genius.

LaFilleSurLePont Sat 22-Oct-11 23:16:47

YANBU.Showers are much nicer.

cantspel Sat 22-Oct-11 23:17:40

I love a bath. It fills whilst i am getting undressed and checking for any stay nipple hairs. Plenty of bubbles and my kindle in its waterproof cover.

ouryve Sat 22-Oct-11 23:18:07

I find that a bath cleans the bits that a shower just can't reach.

ouryve Sat 22-Oct-11 23:19:18

I don't read in the bath though, because my glasses steam up. grin

worraliberty Sat 22-Oct-11 23:22:35

Is it wrong that I now want to bath with Squeaky?? grin

SacreLao Sat 22-Oct-11 23:25:29

I love my bath!

I jump in complete with bath pillow, glass of wine and relaxing music and LOCK the door. No-one dare disturb me at bath time.

I have to run the bath whilst I am in it however or I have the too cold / too hot thing. If you run if halfway and get in you can slowly let the water get hotter than until you have a nice warm bath without burning yourself.

squeakyfreakytoy Sat 22-Oct-11 23:27:36

worra shock

dizzy21 Sat 22-Oct-11 23:29:16

baths are brilliant if you have bath bombes andplenty things you enjoy be it candles music books ect but before you read in the bath make sure your hands are dry and your sitting up.i also have to have the bath hot as well to enjoy it lock the door and relax

HansieMom Sat 22-Oct-11 23:29:19

Some of you are very good at the bath thing. I just thought it was boring. Before we moved last house, we redid some of bath and put in a deep tub. So I thought I should at least try it out.

Now, showers! Ahhh! Steamy, hot, quick. I'm talking showers, ladies!

SacreLao Sat 22-Oct-11 23:36:18

I love showers as well in all fairness but now I am so fat with baby bump that I can barely stand so bath's it is.

And there is something SOOOO satisfying and about watching a bath bomb fizz and shrink in front of your eyes!

Especially the kids one's that have a goldfish inside them to play with once it's all fizzed away blush

borderslass Sat 22-Oct-11 23:37:45

I miss my bath.

TheGhostOfMrsWembley Sat 22-Oct-11 23:39:00

I've loved baths ever since I read in a magazine when I was a teenager that the best way to condition your hair was to wrap it in a towel after you've put the stuff on and then relax in the bath for a bit to let it do it's thing with the wet heat of the room helping. Add a face mask, some nail scissors, a pair of tweezers, a book and a glass of something lovely and there's my beauty routine for the last 20+ years...

not to say it's a weekly thing though, mores the pitysad - more a when-I-can-get-around-to-it thing.

So <pokes tongue out and blows a raspberry> to you.grin

KatyMac Sat 22-Oct-11 23:39:59

I like baths; DH likes using all that hot water so often much less

My consultant says i should have a hot bath 3 times a day - DH now has to shut up grin

LeBOOOf Sat 22-Oct-11 23:41:42

I love a nice bath. You need a good bath tray thingy to put your wine on, and a dry towel within reach for turning book pages. And a decent plastic cover for your kindle or phone. But they aren't really for washing, just for relaxing.

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