As many of you know, I am currently enjoying a family vacation at the beach. While I initially had no plans of blogging at all while here, I’ve made an observation that I’d love to hear from my predominantly female readership on.
While I enjoy the ocean and the full range of activities that a beach vacation brings to the table, what I really treasure is the opportunity to shower outdoors. Every beach house we ever stay at seems to have one of these outdoor showers. I suppose the idea is that one showers off the sand and beach gook before clogging up the drains in the real shower upstairs.
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I, however, choose to take all of my vacation showers in the outdoor shower. And as far back as I can remember my father does, too. At the same time, I can’t think of a time my wife or mother have EVER set foot inside one of these outdoor showers. Is this a male thing?
My daughter has never had a shower, until this week. Now she’s had two, and both were in the outdoor shower. I’m very proud to say that she LOVES it- the breeze blowing up into the shower from the bottom of the stall, the sound of the ocean outside, and the freedom cries of the gulls above- what’s not to love?? Any indoor shower will pale in comparison for my daughter, I’m sure.
The outdoor shower at the house this year has a pelican on the outside. My daughter believes it to be a chicken:
"Let’s go take a shower in the 'Chicken Room'" is what she is currently requesting on the monitor rather than napping or resting. By golly, I may just have to take her up on it.
One can never be too clean.