Happy Bathtub Party Day!

December 5 is the day you ring up your dear weird friends and ask them over to join you for some bubbles and bubbly. Light a few candles, turn down the lights, add some soft music…

Celebrate Bathtub Party Day.



We have one of those “lovely whirlpool spa tub” (as the advertising says) that is so big we can only fill it up about four inches before we run out of hot water. If we both get in we get a lesson in buoyancy and the relationship with weight and displacement. In other words, the four inches of water turns into eight inches. That works, but then it gets cold very quickly with the whirlpool running. So nuts to that.

The last time I took a bath was in Paris in 2003 (how’s that for name dropping?) But it’s true. Because of the jet lag, I woke up about 4 a.m. Paris time and no way was I getting back to sleep. So I took a long, long bath just to kill time. I couldn’t get dressed because then we both would be up at Dawn’s Crack. We would both be as tired as a hungry mule with no bones.

What would you do at a bathtub party anyway? I mean, realistically speaking, your tub won’t hold more than two, right? Even if it did hold four people, could/would you invite someone over to join you? I mean even for swingers (whew, is that dated) what is the etiquette if you need to excuse yourself? Just stand up with your business all in their faces? I sure am glad I don’t have to deal with these issues. I guess if I watched more of The Bachelor, I would know.

We also have a hot tub, but that doesn’t count. It’s Bathtub day, not hot tub or spa as we owners prefer to call them. Sure you can have a gang over for that. We’re not the type that would have nekkidness, but I can under stand how some people would.

So back to National Bathtub Party Day. Can we agree that this is a dumb holiday to celebrate and move on?

UPDATE: But if you really want to get into it, try this:

Goo For Your Tub – Gelli Baff For Sticky Baths (GALLERY)

(TREND HUNTER) This is gross, but just the kind of thing every kid would love to play in. If you have trouble getting your little ones in the tub, Gelli Baff could just be your solution. The “goo former” is poured into the bath water and after about two minutes, a big sticky pile of neon goo is formed for your kid… [More]

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Happy Bathtub Party Day! — 14 Comments

  1. I think I’ll celebrate this with a teddybear bathtub party for the puppychild. She is in dire need of entertainment and her toys are in dire need of de-bugging. Two birds with one bath.


  2. Hee . . . “with your business all in their face.” Ben sometimes takes showers with Sam, but he wears swim trunks to do it because if he didn’t, either his ass or his package would be just about at Sam’s eye level.

    I do agree this is a stupid holiday. I prefer National Talk Like A Pirate Day (Google it if you don’t know what I mean).

  3. @Gretchen: Talk about a self-esteem issue to shower with your dad and see his bidness. Good fathering!
    AR: yes I know about Talk Like a Pirate Day. I think someone is working on “Talk Like a Homeless Person” Day. I do “Talk Like Tech Support” all the time!

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  5. What’s the bleedin’ point of washing your sprog and then immersing it in toxic gunge? You Armericans blow my mind! Thanks for re-linking and introducing me to the bath goo concept 🙂 It’s maaad.

  6. K8: your choice of words just cracks me up. If you were talking to me in person, would you use those same words? If so, you need to do a podcast every once in a while.

  7. You need a vintage bathtub for you vintage partygoers -like one made out of cast iron. These are deeper than regular tubs and you can get them double-ended to share with a fellow wrinkley, other party guests will just have to wait their turn