Chickie asked me this question, and I thought it would be an easy way for her to entertain herself. It ended up being quite an adventure, complete with...
...water flowing directly on the doll's head and face, followed by Chickie's sympathetic voice asking, "Aww, did you get water in your eyes?"
...full immersion of the baby.
...and Lion King moments.
Chickie also used the opportunity to "wash" her own hair with wet hands, and to splash amazing quantities of water on the floor.
When that got boring, she ran into the living room and grabbed a teddy bear that she named, on the spot, "Snook" (rhymes with "kook," not "cook.") Apparently Snook needed a bath too.
My favorite (?) part about that scene is the poor, forgotten dolly floating facedown in the water.
Then, as I sat in the living room, I heard Chickie's smiling voice saying, "Mommy, I'm stuck!"
Before I got her out, she'd sat in the full sink, managing to get herself and the floor that much wetter.
After I dried off the tile and counters, and changed Chickie, Snook needed to be dried.
Sure, the dolly bath...and bear bath...and little girl bath...made a big mess, but it was also really easy to clean up. I think this is an activity we'll be repeating!