December 20, 2007

Bubble Bath Beauties

The latest scandal in my family is the bubble bath photo gallery. And yes, even I am still unsure how I feel about it.

My mother has a fantastic jetted tub in her bathroom. It's a hot item for us visiting children and in high demand. My first day in town I hopped in the tub for a soak. After a few minutes, my mother came breezily into the bathroom. I screamed and curled into a ball. "Moooom!"
"Oh, Hollywood, you're so inhibited," she said with distaste. She blew around the bathroom, sorting through this and that then finally took her leave.

When I heard my toddler outside the room I called for her to come join me in the tub. She was in dire need of a shampoo. To entice her, I filled the tub with bubbles and told her we could play "Little Mermaid and Ursula." I, of course, always have to be Ursula.

We were happily splashing around when my mom reentered the room with her camera. Did we want to join her blog's photo gallery of bathing beauties, she asked?

There had been a scandal in the family a few weeks back after my mother had posted a picture of her bathing matriarch in the bathtub. Many thought it was a form of elder abuse, other's thought it in utterly bad taste, and the rest of us just shrieked when we saw our naked Nana and called home in shock. But Nana was happy to expose all online. Was I really more uptight than my 85 year old grandmother? Hoping to prove my "coolness," I agreed to a photo shoot.

With bubbles fluffed strategically about us, my little girl Pixie and I posed for our first nudie photos. Mom jumped around the bathroom, trying to get the best light and most stunning composition. After Pixie tired of posing, she called it a wrap and headed off to post the photos on her blog. And so it is. I'm a part of the scandal. Now I've been spending my efforts trying to entice my other visiting siblings to have their photo added to the gallery as well. Misery loves company, especially in the bathtub. I think I've convinced a few of them to join me in the buff online. Keep an eye on my mom's photo collage in the next few days to see who else we can sucker into it.


(if it makes you feel any better, just tell yourself we're wearing bathing suits. Who knows, maybe we are although I'm pretty sure I left my suit in L.A....)

23 comments:

liz said...

what is the address of your moms blog?

Kelly said...

I don't really know what to say to that. Tank goodness for Mr. Bubbles?

Nancy Sabina said...

I'm with you on being slightly disturbed at the sight of Grandma in the tub. -But she does look sublimely happy.
*sigh* *a silent prayer*

The Wiz said...

Well, it is a nice tub.

FoxyJ said...

We were recently at my parents' house in Las Vegas. They have a hot tub outside and my husband and I wanted to use it. My mom shocked us by suggesting that we just skip the bathing suits, since no one can see the backyard and it's just easier that way. Thankfully my mom stayed in the house and no one took any pictures.

pflower10 said...

Another game you can play in the tub (we played it in the hot tub) is Dolphin and Barbie Island Princess. It helps if you have seen the movie "Island Princess" but if you haven't that's ok, just make sure you do ASAP .This is how you play:

******* Movie Spoiler **********

The Island Princess has been thrown off of her boat into the rough ocean along with her trusty animal friends and is in danger of drowning when she has a flashback to her childhood that gives her memories of who she is and spurs her on to try to live. She has powers to talk to animals so she calls on the Dolphin's to come and help her.

Your daughter's part as the Island Princess "DOLPHINS, DOLPHINS IF YOU CAN HEAR ME PLEASE SAVE US!"

Your part: You are the lucky dolphin that comes to the rescue and puts the Princess on your back and swims to safety.

If you have a big enough tub you can get the rest of the family in on the fun. There are 3 dolphins in total and 3 animals plus one Princess. Maybe for your next FHE, huh?

Let me know how it goes if you play that one. It's a crowd pleaser to be sure!

jjstringham said...

I'm totally jealous of your mom's tub. The fact that you can fit your entire body PLUS your daughter's in the same tub is just not fair. I'm lucky if I can get all of my parts under water when it's just me (and if I'm pregnant well then there's just no possibility).

Heffalump said...

I am suddenly thankful that my Mom's family photo tradition is taking pictures of various family members when they fall asleep at family functions.

The Editor said...

Come on over to visit Sarah's wicked mother at Benac.com. Meet the Dragon!

cworth said...

that is rather scandalous indeed. it is a very nice tub though. way to break through the inhibitions!

Spike said...

did anyone notice the add that is running on the blog today? a little too appropriate, in my opinion.

Adrienne said...

You know, I have a recurring dream about owning a home with a bathtub the size of a small lap pool. I think it's because I'm so tall and most tubs are so short.

Sorry, I have nothing of import to add, mostly I just popped in to see if the "bubbly jet tubs are a gateway drug to IMPROPRIETY AND SATAN!" faction had commented yet. No trolls? Boo. ;)

s'mee said...

Thor has a trip planned next year to San Antonio. I realize the drive is a few hours, but hey, that jet tub sounds fairly tempting and I look amazing naked!

s'mee said...

(anyone wondering... envision that little cartoon icon sans pirate clothes....grrrrrrooowwwwwlllll!)

ang said...

I have seen pix of me with my mom in the tub as a little girl...not scandalous. The nudie Nana, however, is quite surprising. Reminds me a little of that movie Calendar Girls.

Rachelle said...

I thought this blog was PG-13!!!!!!
Scandalous indeed...

Okay, I'm really just incredibly jealous. When I was dating my hubby, he had a fabulous tub upstairs that I could sit sideways in and lay completely straight, and be completley submerged in.

I used to lock him out of the bedroom and take long baths when I came over, leaving only the heavenly scent of my bubble bath behind to torture him...
Okay, NOW who's going to Hell??
HA!
Slainte~
Rachelle

Sue said...

Hollywood, you rebel, you... Seriously, how on earth could anyone get upset over Grandma? It's just her head! (At least in the shot I saw...)

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