... to drink a cup of light darjeeling tea on a summer day, uninterrupted, staring vacantly into space:
take a doll/stuffed toy. the filthier the better. the bigger the better. more the numbers -the best! (that is if you have dont live in bby and have enough space to dry a miniature zoo of stuffed animals- and also if you desperately want to substitute refreshing tea with sopoforic alcoholic substance covered ice cold watermelon)
lead the child to a bucket of water. a bar of soap(one that you are willing to say goodbye to). with/without a scrubber.( i dont have the energy to put scrubber down on non existent shopping list- i usually wander aimlessly down supermarket aisles trying to remember what i need, cursing myself for never making THE list)
tell child- bathe doll/stuffed toy.
go sit on your favourite chair, pick up tea, and stare at spinning fan.
the sound of water and deligent scrubbing(even without scrubber) adds to wonderful meditative ambience.