The downside of being a kid, however, is your parents have authority over your life. They get to choose what food you’re going to eat, what clothes you’re going to wear, what TV shows you’re going to watch, etc.
As a mom, I have the privilege of dictating what my son will use for bathing. Talk about a MacGyver mom! My husband and I didn’t buy him a baby bath tub because we knew he would outgrow it in no time. We made do with whatever the adults at home are using for bathing or for washing clothes. We don’t think our son’s deprived, though, because he enjoys every minute of his bathing time whether he’s inside an improvised bathtub or not.
Do you see what I mean?