Lucie’s last bath was a special one because of an unfortunately common condition called “cradle c(r)ap.” If you Google it, I suggest you do so on an empty stomach, because it’s gnarly. Just writing about it makes my head itch.
Here’s a bathing play-by-play for your amusement.
Step 1 (optional and somewhat debated): add olive oil to hair, do best New Jersey car salesman impression.
Step 2: express displeasure in being treated like a Rachel Ray dish.
Step 3: brush hair with toothbrush (free dentist samples work great!) to break up scalpy grossness.
Step 4: add water!
Step 5: buff it out, pat it down, wrap it up.
Step 6: forget all about the last 20 minutes. No, really. Baby brain is on to the next adventure. Look! Shadows and lights on the wall!
Step 7: be hungry all night long because, despite shampooing, hair perpetually smells like you’re at an Italian restaurant.