Which do you prefer? Shower or bath? Or does it depend on your mood? And/ or maybe the amount of time you have?
Personally I love showers! They are quick, easy and refreshing. I don’t have enough time for a long soak in the bath. But to be perfectly honest, even pre Squiggle when I did have far more spare time, I still rarely picked baths; I would almost always opt for the shower instead. I think I just get bored too easily! I would rather spend whatever precious few moments I manage to grab relaxing and pampering myself in other ways.
So therefore, in my opinion, showers are ideal; they use less water, save time and just seem more convenient. Plus I love the smell of the fresh water as it pours down from the shower head and I enjoy the feel of the ‘waterfall’ on my skin. It is both relaxing and refreshing at the same time. I even meditate in there sometimes, it is the perfect place for visualisation!
Here are my reasons why I think showers are better:
• Saves time
• Costs less money
• More environmentally friendly/ less water usage
• I can’t hear the chaos going on in the rest of the house with the shower on!
• I am marginally less likely to be disturbed in the short amount of time it takes to shower!!!
• Sensory experience
On the other hand, Squiggle’s dad prefers baths. He sees a shower as a necessity to be clean, smell good (or less bad – his words!) and often to wake himself up, whereas a bath is more of a luxury; somewhere to relax and shut off from the world. His top tip is to add bath salts or magnesium flakes.
He also wrote this tongue in cheek (I think anyway?!) list on why he thinks baths are better:
• Bath salts
• Bath bombs
• Bath paints (I’ll leave this open for debate as to whether he actually means for himself or for kids!)
• Face packs
• Snacks and drinks
• Reading, music, tv
• Talking to people; either through the door, in the room or on the phone
• Seeing how long you can hold your breath under water
Hmmm, some of those can be done in the shower too though! And some are better out of the bath in my opinion! (Wet ipad anyone?)
Anyway, moving on…
As for Squiggle? Well, she prefers showers but she does also like to sit down too! So as I mentioned before, walk-in showers with seating would be perfect for her! But as we don’t have one of those at home, she simply uses our over-bath shower and just sits under the running water in an empty bath! Does anyone else do this? Or just her?!
Since the results are somewhat therefore tied within our small family of 3, I took to twitter to solve the debate! So which is more popular; bath or shower? The results are in! Drum roll please…
Here is a question for you all…
— Living Life Our Way (@followourpath) April 5, 2018
Showers are the clear winner with a whopping 88% of votes, in what was quite possibly the most pointless family debate we have ever had! But still fun… and dare I admit, actually quite interesting!
What do you prefer – baths or showers? Tell me in comments!
*Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.