The all-knowing parenting illuminati that we’re always being admonished to listen to are sometimes right with their advice. For example, don’t ever leave a child alone in the bathroom with a tub full of water.
Melanie was filling the tub for Isabella’s bath—which lately we’ve had to drag her into, protesting all the while until she starts playing and having fun—and then stepped around the corner to grab Bella’s towel from the bedroom. She heard a thunk and thought Bella had dropped a toy in the tub.
Thankfully, she went immediately to check and found Isabella had managed in just those few seconds to leverage herself over the side of the tub and into the water!
It was just a brief wetting of her clothes, but it perfectly illustrates the danger of “I only turned my back for a second!” When they say “a second”, they mean it.
Thank God she’s okay, but we’ve had this point very clearly illustrated for us now.