Bathtub Blues

The wonderful room … the bathroom is the room in the house that we love so much but also take it for granted too.

I recently got looking at new bathtubs… I know you are thinking “ yah, and a bathtub”. It is unbelievable the styles you can choose from and the colors too. But bathtubs aren’t like they used to be years ago!

When I was a kid our bathtub must have been as deep as the ocean and so huge too. You could dive underwater and see your rubber duck floating on the surface about 20 feet above you, because the tub was so full of water that it was so deep. Or is it just a dream and I only thought that our bathtub was as large as an ocean????

But it is true, bathtubs back then were made of cast iron and made to last a lifetime and they were large and deep, and not shallow and made of fiberglass like the ones today.
The bathtubs I saw recently were small and water saving as I was told. But I want to take a bath and not just dip my big toe in a bit of water and call that “having a bath”.
I told the sales person what I wanted and they suggested I get a whirlpool or Jacuzzi. I said I didn’t want either!! I just want a good old “big” bathtub where I can fill it up with water and only let my head stick out like I did as a kid……. Am I asking for too much??????

Apparently… YES!!! My childhood memories are somehow slowly going down the drain with the thought that there may never be huge bathtubs again. This is a thought that could make me cry.

I recently saw an old cast iron bathtub and could have bought it too, but it wouldn’t fit into my bathroom, because the modern bathtubs are small and I have only limited space so, I had to forgo the thought of sitting in a huge bathtub at home like I did as a kid.

But as a substitute for that lovely old bathtub I took a picture of it and hung it in my bathroom to bring back those fond memories of what it was like to have a bath in a real bathtub without the water saving features….

Enjoy your bath no matter what size bathtub you have!

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