Little Boy just loves water - any excuse to splash around and get all wet and he is one happy camper. Soooo - I made an event out of pre-testing some new quilting fabrics. It was good for a bit of evening entertainment in anycase. Here is my helper stomping the fabrics into a bucket of water, testing each fabric for bleeding. OK - so I wasn't expecting the stomping bit - but I should have known!
Wet clothes are ok though because guess what? My tub has a handy-dandy clothes rack - so very convenient to hang up the wet clothes to dry. Actually, I have 2 clothes racks - the one over the tub and also a big one that I like to put out on the balcony. Here you can also see my hot water heater - which is about 50 gallons... that is all the hot water you get for the entire day - our hot water heaters don't kick on until mid-night when energy costs go down -so you use your hot water carefully. There is a little guage on it that tells me how much hot water is left and I can double check my usage during the day to make sure there is enough for night-time bath. See Little Boy's toddler tub? They don't sell these in the US, but they are wonderful for toddlers - the water comes right up to his armpits and he doesn't slip all around - he really likes it! I think these tubs are very popular over here because many apartments only have showers, not tubs - and we all know that little kids love a tub! I also have a 10 gallon hot water heater for my kitchen sink - which my other apartment did not have - and let me tell you - the extra 10 gallons a day is nice!
About clothes racks - very common over here and you sure can get some nice ones in the stores! Dryers in apartments are not too common, although the American in me really wanted one, so we have one although I don't use it all too much. But, it is important especially when I wash Little Boy's blanket! The dryers don't vent to the outside - instead they have a water basin that you have to empty every load. Amazing how much water gets put into that basin per load! Which is another reason why I like the clothes racks - the wet clothes put a bit of humidity in the dry winter air!