Mugs? What’s that?
So began my first day in New Jersey. Travelling with Ms. Papaya meant that bathing her in a shower was useless . What she needed was a good old fashioned bucket and mug.
But in our well furnished serviced apartment there wasn’t one in sight . We set off for the nearest Target to look for a bucket/pail which we found in a jiffy. It was the mug that caused a problem.
My friend C who was taking us around the area and helping us find our feet, assured me that there are no mugs in America. She should know, I figured having lived there for over thirty years now. But I needed something to pour the water as I couldn’t continue using the silver glass meant for drinking water as I had done for baby’s first bath.
So we looked around and scoured the whole, huge shop and found something called mug jugs or jug mugs? And in typical American fashion , we couldn’t buy just one but had to buy two!
That’s how baby now has two pink mugs to bathe with . One for her bath and the other for her duckie.
While I know only Indians have bucket baths, I wonder how Americans pour out water without mug.