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Bath Time for Baby

A Limerick about Tub Time

By Donna ReneePublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
Bath Time for Baby
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One evening she sat by the tub

The baby did Rub-a-Dub-Dub

Then there were troubles

and telltale bubbles...

Oh crap, now it’s mom’s turn to scrub!

***Author's Note***

This may or may not have been inspired by very recent events.

If you enjoyed this...

then you clearly need a nap.

***I’ve edited this to try to closer fit the syllable count and cadence guidelines for limericks as I have been reading and learning more about them. It is a work in progress :)

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Donna Renee

Hi! Thanks for reading! My hobbies include making coffee, drinking coffee, and starting to write a story and then rage-deleting it when I get the slightest bit frustrated.

Work in Progress: WOWH, cozy mystery (paranormal elements)


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  • HandsomelouiiThePoet (Lonzo ward)11 months ago

    Oops 😖 ❤️💯📝👍Great one❗

  • Donna Fox (HKB)11 months ago

    Donna this was great! I loved the pun in the end and the humour of your limerick! I'd venture a guess you had a lot of fun with this one, but maybe not the events that this limerick told of. 💩

  • Gal Muxabout a year ago

    Soooo beautiful! Haha

  • Kelly Robertsonabout a year ago

    Oh if I had a dollar for every time this happened.... all too relatable lol! Loved it!

  • Novel Allenabout a year ago

    If there is a syllable count, mine all failed, vocal didn't mention a word count. I loove the baby poem.

  • Oh I didn't know there were specific syllable counts for limerick. I just thought they were supposed to be 5 lines where it should rhyme as AABBA, lol. This was a funny limerick!

  • Shane Dobbieabout a year ago

    Always fun when my daughter does this. Less so now that’s she’s 23. 😂

  • Sneha Pradhanabout a year ago

    Oh no! Loved this one!

  • The Invisible Writerabout a year ago

    I love your parenting stuff. I have four kids and your pieces always bring back memories

  • Ward Norcuttabout a year ago

    a limerick that is funny and has cadence! nice.

  • Roy Stevensabout a year ago

    More memories of tubs sullied and naps untaken. They do grow up too fast though, and then... well, it's a whole new world! Nice work Donna.

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Lol. I guess I need a nap. Love it.

  • Gina C.about a year ago

    Adorable!! So in love with this 😍😍

  • Dana Stewartabout a year ago

    Haha! Great one, and I do need a nap!

  • Loryne Andaweyabout a year ago

    Oh Gawd! 🤣 You're doing a good job, Moma 👊

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  • Leslie Writesabout a year ago

    Bwaahaha. I read this to my kid and she got a kick out of it too :)

  • Sonia Heidi Unruhabout a year ago

    Been there, scrubbed that!

  • Heather Hublerabout a year ago

    Ahhhh, I am past those days but I remember them well. Funny thing is, I'm still tired, lol!! Great one!!

  • Stephanie J. Bradberryabout a year ago

    Sounds about right!

  • Thavien Yliasterabout a year ago

    Grab the baby out of the bath is what You must do Since the bubbles happened, the water quickly changed hue Drain the contents and flush them down the toilet with a cup from the sink Hurry now before the room starts to stink And make sure that the baby gets cleaned too

  • Ahna Lewisabout a year ago

    Loved it! So cute!

  • Testabout a year ago

    Hahaha! Love it, Donna! I must need a nap...

  • KJ Aartilaabout a year ago

    Been there -- it's. definitely funnier now. 💕

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