Stop Throwing The Baby!!!

I’ve often heard the phrase, ‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater’. Seriously? What kind of person would do that? That’s just mean plus the wet baby would get all dirty again and that completely defeats the purpose of the bath, right?

Who ‘throws’ out bathwater anyway when there’s a perfectly good drain right in the bath tub? Something is horribly wrong and I will get to the bottom of it. Clearly the person is missing more than the drain.

You might want to throw out a very old rubber duck that is falling apart and thereby causing a choking hazzard. Or toys that the baby uses to completely soak you and the entire bathroom. Those make perfect sense to me. But throwing out the baby? That’s against the law, right?

I think that person should be reported to ‘child protective services’, arrested and tested to see if they are insane. I know! Of course they’re crackers even if there was no baby involved. They THROW OUT THE BATHWATER!

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3 thoughts on “Stop Throwing The Baby!!!

  1. LOL! I’ve heard the origins of this go back to Medieval times. The whole family would use one bath and the same water. The father bathed first, the wife, and the youngest last. Apparently the water would get so dirty by the end that the baby would get lost in it and the mother or someone would toss it out, baby and all!! That just seems ridiculous. Maybe not the bathing part though. Pew!

    But somehow that’s how the meaning evolved. It was really just an old German expression for not tossing out the good things while getting rid of the bad.

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