Before I tell you the story behind this picture please understand that I was a spoiled child. There I said it. When I was born in 1972 I had two brothers that were 15 & 14 years older than me. My Mom will say that I wasn't spoiled...but I was. I never lacked for anything...toys, clothes, dolls, or love. I like to tell people I was raised like a grandchild.
I was 3 or 4 when this picture was taken with me and my beloved "Rub-A-Dub" doll...and yes I still have her. I can remember this moment as if it happened last night. Rub-A-Dub was a bath doll...she even had her own little seat to take a bath in with you.
On this particular night my Daddy was getting ready to take a bath so I got Rub-A-Dub ready to take a bath with Daddy. I will never forget giving him Rub-A-Dub and telling him that she needed a bath too. My Daddy refused. (Thinking back...I think this was about the only thing he ever refused to do for me! ha..ha)
I was so heart broken - I remember being so upset. Someone thought this was a moment we shouldn't forget so they snapped this photo...which I am forever thankful. I smile and laugh when I see this photo!
John said this photo makes him sad and he just doesn't understand why PaPa wouldn't take a bath with Rub-A-Dub....Mommy takes a bath with Thomas the Train?!?! So PaPa...you have some explaining to do! But thinking about it...I bet if JOHN would ask PaPa to take a bath with Thomas PaPa would do it!!!