Yesterday I overheard Mom telling the Sunday school lesson to the elementary aged kids for Sunday school. She was sharing about the Last Supper and had just gotten to the point where she was washing the disciples' feet when she called on Parks to pretend to be Peter.
If you remember the story, Peter balks at Jesus doing the task reserved for servants until Jesus explains if Peter doesn't let Jesus show love and servanthood this way, then Peter wasn't truly part of the faith. At that point Peter responds by asking to be washed all over - to which Jesus shows him we don't need to actually be completely washed if our feet have been. It is a beautiful lesson, one that has a rich Anabaptist tradition which we commemorate every year by harkening to what Jesus said, "Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them."
So bath-time comes and suddenly Parks says he doesn't have to get a bath - because GRAMMY WASHED HIS FEET, and that was enough for Peter so it should be enough for him.
When they listen. Then use the Bible against us. Sooo grateful for Jesus's example (and for children who listen!).