One of the most important places in a home is the bathroom. At least it is to me! So the age old question is…Which is better, a bath in the tub or a shower?
Before you answer, see if you change your mind after I tell you the pros and cons of both.
Tub Bathing Negative
I have to start with the most obvious negative for taking a bath in the tub. When you sit in a tub full of water, it becomes dirty because of all the dirt, deodorant, body hair, skin flakes, cologne/perfume, etc. that is sloughing off your body. Then you stand up and towel dry, but all those things are still sticking to your body!
The complete opposite is true with taking a shower. You stand in the shower and all the dirt, deodorant, body hair, skin flakes, cologne/perfume, etc. that is sloughing off your body goes right down the drain. Then you reach for the towel to dry off and there is no grime on your body. So you could take a tub bath and then before getting out, take a little shower to wash all the impurities off your body.
I could almost stop the whole discussion with just that one thing!!!
Tub Bathing Positive
For an effortless hour of relaxation, a candlelit warm, bubbly tub bath is hard to beat. All you have to do is sit down, stretch out in the water and let the warmth engulf your body. The pain in the aching muscles seems to just disappear somewhere in all that slippery water.
The “correct” way to take a shower is standing up and THAT is the negative. No matter how much hot water streams from the showerhead, it just isn’t as relaxing as laying back in the tub. You can sit in the shower too, but it usually isn’t that comfortable and the water keeps splattering in your face.
Tub Bathing and Showering Positive
Yes, there are several positives that both tub bathing and showering have in common:
- The water feels wonderfully luscious.
- It’s a great way to begin and end the day.
- You can get squeaky clean.
- There is solitude, peace and quiet unless you decide to share some sexy bathing time and that’s another positive all by itself.
Bella And My Bathtime
Bella has a love-hate relationship with anyone taking a bath. On the one hand, she wants to be in there with us, but on the other hand she doesn’t want to get wet. While I shower, Bella is a faithful friend because she just waits and waits and paces and watches and lays down and waits and waits until I finally get out of shower. Unfortunately for Bella, I love to take very, very, very long showers.
Now we have gone full circle and back to the same question…
Which do you think is better, a bath in the tub or a shower?