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I’m going to file this one under: “Things you think you don’t need but trust me you really do and I’m about to tell you why.” << And then you’ll thank me.
First, an ode to the shower.
Ah, the shower. Twenty minutes of uninterrupted, blissful relaxation coupled with sweet-smelling body wash and the permission to daydream. Hey moms – you know that point where you discover that your kids will actually be okay if you close the door and enjoy a long, hot shower? And like, when you get out, you may have to deal with a minor LEGO explosion or find a kid pressed up against the TV, but hell, it’s still so worth it?
I have arrived. And I’ve earned my shower time.
This is a totally true story and illustrates perfectly just how much I enjoy a good shower. Reid, bless his kindergarten-aged heart, created a Mother’s Day “card” for me (air quotes because it didn’t fold and had weird holes and pieces of scotch tape all over it). Students were asked to say nice things about mommy – and there was even a section for mommy’s favourite thing to do.
See? Apparently, all those things I thought I loved (sandy beaches, venti frappuccinos, etc) pale in comparison to my one true passion in life – taking a shower.
(I wonder what his poor teacher thought as she read through his work. Dear teacher, have you ever noticed how clean my skin is? All that showering, natch.)
Now that we’ve established my hidden desire for extended H2O therapy, next, here’s a crash course in Delta Temp2O Technology.
The Delta Temp2O Technology hand showers, showerheads, and tub and shower fixtures take the guesswork out of water temperature, preventing unwanted surprises – especially useful when bathing children. Each product includes an easy-to-read LED digital display and background colour indicators (blue, magenta, red) to signal different water temperature ranges.
If you’ve raised an eyebrow, down girl! You may *think* you don’t need a showerhead that tells the water temperature, but trust me, you really, really do.
1. Beauty. Colder water can cause pores to tighten, making it difficult to thoroughly clean skin. Hotter water (42°C+) has a tendency to dry out skin, causing it to become tight. Dosing your skin with a steady stream of warm, but not-too-hot water, is the optimal way to keep your skin healthy and clean. And the very best way to do this is have a visual confirmation that you’re showering in a preferred temperature range (37°C to 41°C).
2. Kiddos. Ever stick a kid in the shower, only to have him yelp and jump out of the way of a too hot/ too cold shower spray? Never again with the Delta Temp2O showerhead or hand shower. My kids don’t get in the shower until we see 37°C remain steady on the LED display. Even better – they’re learning to take showers independently, and I like that they can now identify safe bathing temperatures.
3. Cool factor. You have a showerhead that automatically displays the water temperature. Congratulations, you have made it in life.
Now, who’s going to admit to taking long, hot showers? In today’s eco-savvy, energy-conscious society, I know it’s technically a no-no. A social faux-pas, if you will. But let me argue the case for extended hydrotherapy: it’s called having children. Specifically, babies and toddlers.
After having my first son, showering was quickly bumped from the “essential” category to one of “luxury”. First, I was too scared to shower when alone with the baby. What if he woke up, started crying, and literally choked on his resentment and indignation at having an absentee mother? I couldn’t fathom how I’d explain that one to the paramedics… “I was rinsing and repeating…”
Then he grew, and I worried about him climbing out of his playpen and tumbling down the stairs as I shaved my legs. Gross! An even more embarrassing tale to tell the paramedics. Not on my watch.
Finally, he matured a little more… to the point he’d walk in the bathroom and bang on the shower door for my attention. Dialing 911… please take my kid away before I strangle him with the hand shower. Sincerely, an overworked, overtired and desperate-for-a-little-me-time mom.
So sue me if I’ve finally reached the stage where I can reasonably expect to find my spawn (and his evil sidekick) safe and happy where I’ve left them. Like I said: I’ve earned my shower time.
Do you love taking showers as much as my son thinks I do? One lucky reader will win a Delta Temp2O Technology showerhead or hand shower (winner’s choice!) valued at $89/$99. Simply enter the form below with your qualifying entries.