Aubrey is absolutely convinced that anything can go down the drain, no matter it's size, including a human. When I am home alone with the girls the routine is that I get Aubs out first dress her while sitting beside the tub, then take Elise out. See Elise has to go second or she has a fear she might miss out on something and throws an enormous fit.
The last couple of weeks Aubrey panics that we won't get Elise out of the tub fast enough and she is going to head down the drain with the water. Here is my predicament - The good mom would calm her child and reassure her this is not possible and maybe talk through the physics of this….then the other EQUALLY as good Mom has a little fun. It took me a week to decide which I wanted to proceed with.
So, two nights ago this happened again. I was tired and have been alone for a few days so wasn't really on my best game. I did hesitate though…Here is our conversation
Aubrey : (she does this nervous laugh/cry thing and talks really fast when concerned about something ) Ahhh..hahaha…Mom…ahh…Get Eliser outta the tub…
Me: (stare blankly deciding what to do)
Aubrey: (panicky laugh is increasing) Mom..Get Liser out now…Hahah..she's ah gonna go down the drain…
Me: (Looks over at the tub, eyes widen) OH NO she is going down the drain (Mock putting my arms out to save her)…Liser don't go ….nooooo
Aubrey: MOM!! NOT MY LISER, I LOVE MY LISER!! I NEEEEED HER!
Dammit! She goes straight for the heart and says something cute and kind, now I feel bad. I quickly grabbed Elise and became the hero of the story.