Two mugs in a bath tub

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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. 



A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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8 Responses

  1. Lata Sunil says:

    I am wondering now.. how do they do it? I mean, do they never need a mug??

  2. Yeah this reminds me of my life in Russia two years back. I was in a similar situation seeking a bucket and a mug. The issue was I did not know where to go looking for one in moscow and nor did I know what I should call one. After a great effort at dumb charades , I managed to communicate my requirement to a shop, and in true russian style where everything is plus size, I got a bucket , well it was actually as big as a drum and a mug two times the size of its Indian counterpart
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  3. You are talking about abroad. After marriage, my hubby wouldnt let me keep a bucket in the newly renovated bathroom with modern fittings, coz why would you need a Bucket when you have the shower.
    My MIL came to my rescue, saying forget baths, how are you going to hand-wash clothes.
    After my son we have 2 mugs in each bathroom. why? Same. 1 for me and 1 for his bath toys :p

  4. Really Really Strange……

    How can one live without a mug….

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