Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Introducing "Tuesday Tips!" at the Passionate Mind.

As if I already didn't have enough to do, I thought I'd come up with yet another day-related theme for the blog.

Tuesday Tips!

Each Tuesday, I'll regale you with a "how-I-do-things" kind of tip, and I'd love it if you'd leave one of yours in the comments.  Sort of like a modern "Hints from Heloise".

And so, without further ado, I give you this week's installment of . . . 

Tuesday Tips!

In my house, we use good ol' fashioned, handmade, bar soap for hands.

Have you ever seen a soap dish after even one small child has used the bar soap in it?


So, at my house, we have a protocol for bar soap usage.  While it may seem a little extreme, if you've ever had to be the one responsible for cleaning the bathroom, you'll understand completely.

How to Wash One's Hands Without Making a Mess
(This is the version I use when I help 3yo Lil'MissL wash her hands.)

  1. Turn on the water.
  2. Wet one hand.
  3. Pick up the soap with your other, still dry, hand.
  4. Rub some soap off onto the wet hand.
  5. Put the soap back in its place, damp side up.
  6. Wet your dry hand.
  7. Make bubbles.
  8. Scrub.
  9. Rinse
  10. Dry

--Humbly subimtted in the hope that someone, some day, will no longer be enslaved to the rigorous toil of de-sliming a soap dish. ;o)