Ah, remember back when Scarf 12 and 13 were little and used to take baths together? Those were the days. Not as cute as the one of you and your cousin in the bathtub with popsicles? You're right. They do look a little more like sea creatures than toddlers.
I'm not torturing them - just washing them for softness and to fluff up their fibers, allowing them to reach their full coziness potential.