bath bucket Clearly, all is not well in this bath bucket! Most of us don’t know what it’s like to bathe in such a manner, but millions of children around the world are truly blessed to have clean water washing over them.

What photo caption can you come up with to describe what this child is thinking?

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  1. craig downs
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 6:45 am

    This water is COLD

    • alyssa
      Dec 27, 2010
      at 9:05 am

      i second!

  2. Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:04 am

    One man’s trash bin is another child’s bath tub.

  3. Lee
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:06 am

    Ouch that soap burns my eyes.

  4. Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:06 am

    “But Jesus was born in a dirty manger and he loves me. Why can’t I be dirty and still love him too?”

  5. Julie
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:07 am

    “Daddy, I know it’s clean water! But it’s C C C C COLD!!!

  6. Susan
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:16 am

    But the mud gave me super powers! Now I can’t stop the bad guys!

  7. Scott Hofacker
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:19 am

    “This is the same bucket we use to go to the bathroom”

  8. Evie
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:23 am

    no soap, no bath, just a bucket and cold water and a hungry child!!

  9. Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:23 am

    I believe I would rather be in a bath tub where I could adjust the water temperature with my toes!

  10. Christine Pahner
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:26 am

    “But I got clean last week, why do I have to do it again!?!”

  11. Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:34 am

    “But I was SAVING that dirt!!!”

  12. Stephanie
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:42 am

    Daddy, What’s wrong with a little dirt?

  13. Lorraine
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:56 am

    Get me out of here!!

  14. Sarah
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 9:56 am

    Reduce, reuse, recycle–gone awry.

  15. Toria
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 10:08 am

    Why do I have to get washed up?? I’m only going out and get dirty again.

  16. iuliana
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 10:12 am

    I see nothing wrong with this picture, I’m sure like any other child he just doesn’t like water in his eyes. like you said there are lots of people on earth that do the same, and I grew up just like that, the bucket was getting smaller and smaller with time :) I don’t know if plastic was shrinking or I was getting bigger :)

    • Treena
      Dec 27, 2010
      at 12:51 pm

      yes, and many of us are very spoiled…there is a difference between pity..and compassion..

  17. olygurl2dsm
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 10:27 am

    I worked so hard to get this dirty, now you are taking it off.

  18. christy
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 10:32 am

    well….you’re next dad!

  19. Trudi Borland
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 10:59 am

    “when they said God cleanses……. this isnt what i had in mind!!!!”

  20. Trudi Borland
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 11:00 am


  21. bob wessler
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 11:02 am

    BUBBLES! I want more BUBBLES!

  22. Amy
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 11:10 am

    “So what’s wrong with a little dirt, anyway?”
    (My mom always said if I came back from somewhere and I was dirty, she knew I’d had a good time. LOL)

  23. Dec 27, 2010
    at 11:39 am

    Dad, this daily baptism stuff has GOT to stop!

  24. Jean
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 12:15 pm

    Face it – Dirty is easier!

  25. Katherine Loban
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 12:28 pm

    I don’t like water in my eyes.

  26. Dec 27, 2010
    at 12:57 pm

    All the more reason to sponsor a child today! Our sponsorship of Lucia from Nicaragua has brought us so much joy. If you haven’t yet sponsored a child, please consider doing so in this new year. Although our nation is experiencing an economic crisis and times are tough, we in America have so much more than our brother and sisters in developing nations. God will bless your generosity and He will provide if you step out in faith and make a commitment to bless those who are less fortunate.

  27. CraigT Fehr
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 1:49 pm

    Being rinsed off with your own potty seat, is not as fun as it looks…

  28. margo
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 2:20 pm

    brrrrrrrrr, cold in here, please don’t push me in any further

  29. Ray Green
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 4:52 pm

    Why Do I have to be the youngest in a family of ten. It’s like being a dirty pond!

  30. sharon
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 7:06 pm

    I don’t WANNA take a bath!!! wait, you’re rinsing my head with a BED PAN???

  31. Dec 27, 2010
    at 7:35 pm

    Oh, I don’t have a caption, but I can almost hear this little one screaming!

  32. Dec 27, 2010
    at 7:45 pm

    I thought we were playing HIDE and SEEK!!

  33. Susan
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 8:13 pm

    I have a painting I did of my daughter at around the same age in the same color bucket only she loved it…we were staying where there was no tub, only a shower and she needed to be clean. I wish there was a way I could upload it. Some kids love the bath, some don’t…

  34. Jonathan
    Dec 27, 2010
    at 8:32 pm

    “Son, you’re now of age to know this is the water we use for dinner, too. So, no wee-wee, okay?”

  35. Dec 27, 2010
    at 10:25 pm

    I actually used to be washed like this. What I was thinking was that the soap in the water stings, my eyes….

    “Ouch, this soap stings my eyes…”

  36. Sandra Ostler
    Dec 28, 2010
    at 4:04 am

    Please can I get out now daddy? My head is really really squeaky clean!

  37. Roma
    Dec 28, 2010
    at 5:55 am

    “Ever since Sister went to the Compassion Project and learned about personal hygiene, I’ve had to endure this!”

  38. Tina
    Dec 28, 2010
    at 6:44 am

    But, I don’t need a bath!!!!!

  39. Dec 28, 2010
    at 7:24 am

    “I always hate these cold bucket baths! I wish it was warmer!”

  40. Dec 28, 2010
    at 8:30 am

    Tell me once more why you glued your hand to the top of my head?

  41. Tiffany
    Dec 28, 2010
    at 8:34 am

    Daddy, I thought you said “washed by His blood,” not “washed in the SUDS!!!”

  42. Andrew
    Dec 28, 2010
    at 8:35 am

    You’re not going to throw me out with the bath water are you?

  43. Brian
    Dec 28, 2010
    at 10:02 am

    Some of the scariest things in life are the most beneficial.

  44. Lou Ann Mcclendon
    Dec 28, 2010
    at 10:10 am

    But all I did was play in the dirt!

  45. Ken Ostrowski
    Dec 28, 2010
    at 2:52 pm

    I am never going to step in that stuff again!

  46. Dec 29, 2010
    at 6:49 am

    “Aww, MOM!!”

  47. Caitlin
    Dec 31, 2010
    at 10:23 am

    But Mom! The cooties are what protected me from the girls! Now I have to go out and find more cooties, quick!

  48. Sarah Flood
    Jan 2, 2011
    at 1:03 pm

    Water in the eyes is the WORST ever! (At least that’s what my little two year old I used to be nanny for seemed to think… Dad needs to learn the hand-shield maneuver.)

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