Sunday, February 10, 2013

We need your help to solve an argument.

I love my husband (is that even worth saying???), I really do. P is AWESOME. He is my best friend, my confidant, my lover, my protector, my rock, and my accountability partner. He is wonderful.

One thing about P is that if you say something, he takes it at face value, and he will hold you accountable. I will be honest, at times, it is so frustrating to me. But, edification is a process, and he is constantly helping to edify me.

If you remember, one of my new years resolutions was to only take baths on the weekends, in an effort to reduce our water usage.Y'all, I LOVE taking a bath, and I really hate taking showers. There is something so relaxing and comfortaing about laying in a hot tub of water to start  and end my day. I also have really bad circulation, and as a result, my feet are usually freezing, and one of the only ways for me to warm up is to get into a hot bath.

So far, I have been keeping my resolution to only take baths on the weekends. P however, would not agree with that statement. He thinks I am not doing a very good job, because I will turn on the shower, and rather than stand, I will sit in the tub. He will come into the restroom and do checks to see if I am really showering during the week. He has called my showers, SHATHS, or shower baths.

I argue my point that I am indeed taking a shower, not a bath because the water is coming from the shower head, and I have not plugged the drain. I contend that taking a bath is being submerged in water, but by taking a shower and sitting I am not submerged, so I am still actually taking a shower.  BOOM, point made.

P continues to deny that I am actually showering. He thinks because I sit and stay in the tub until the hot water runs out means that I am actually bathing, not showering.

We need imput, we need to end this bitter feud.

Please help us.

Shower or bath? What do you think?

Are you a shower-er or a bather?


Rochelle said...

Wow, this is tough. Technically you're both right. If you're sitting in the shower for a long time then you might as well just take a bath. Like I tell my daughter, a shower lasting 45 mins wastes more water than a bath. If you're only sitting there for as long as a regular shower then you would be correct. Perhaps you should just modify your resolution to bath weekends and one or two weekdays. Do you still need to warm up with a bath in spring and summer? If not then take a bath only on weekends then.

Or you can install a shower timer like we threaten to do!!

Good luck!

Ps.. I like showers but take bubble baths in winter to warm up. Been known to take one on my lunch hours when it's really cold.

lesley: the dream tree said...

hmmm, well i think i'm going to have to agree with you on this one!

Denise said...

oh my gosh - the things people blog about these days.... j/k :)

I say you might as well take a bath - life is short you know!!

Brooke said...

i agree with you...but only because i like you :D

i like showers to get clean, baths to relax. sometimes i shower then run a bath :)

Renee said...

:) I say you are still taking a shower b/c the water is coming from the shower head and the tub is not plugged up...I must ask why don't you plug it up so you can enjoy an actual bath since you are already laying down? (I just hope this comment isn't taken as sarcastic or anything rude) You'd be surprised how much water is wasted especially all that hot water that is just going down the drain instead of staying in the tub and bringing you a lot more relaxation time. I love my baths too, but if I know I need to get out fast, I will take a shower since i know I will stay in the tub forever. :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Renee that its a shower.

Jeano said...

Wait a second. This is only slightly relevant to your actual argument, but if you love baths so much and sit in the tub while the shower's running, why don't you plug the tub so you still get to take a "bath" without using the excess water. Also, does taking a shower really use less water? I'm actually interested.