...and when they do, they have usually heard it from an adult!
Recently in a conversation with a small girl, about 12ish, I asked if she was going to go take a bubble bath; to that she replied, " ewwww, I don't sit in my own filth!".
Now through multiple careers, rarely have I been so dirty as to call myself "filthy"! Even after a day of landscaping and sweating, my bath water was not something I'd call filth.
Why do we imprint such things on our children?
Recalling a time when we shaved our legs in the tub, and thus needed to rinse off in the end of the bath...maybe that's the filth reference people often refer to? With the shower becoming more the norm than the exception, the shaving rituals became common shower habits and the filthy bath water a thing of the real and true past!
Unless you're farmer John or the waste water plumber, it's doubtful your water is filthy in the true sense of the word.
So why rob children of the joys of a bath? Perhaps laziness is a factor? It is challenging to keep the bath tub ring to a minimum, but consider a small dab of dish soap as a ring buster and the cheapest kind of bubble bath you'll find.
Don't underestimate the relaxing powers of a bath; the medicinal soak in a tub of Epsom salt, and the imagination building play times found in the solitude of a bubble bath.
...and learn to curb your opinionated quips on life and it's pitfalls and triumphs, there's small ears with big imaginations waiting to emulate your ideas!
Yes, kids say the darnedest things...don't you wonder what secrets your child is spilling when others are listening?