July 10, 2014


I am in Atlanta babysitting my nieces as my sister and brother and law both had to go out of town.

I am... beat.

Holy crap. They are busy. I'm laughing hysterically, but they are busy.

So many things I'd forgotten about. We are up before the sun comes up. They are up and full of energy.

I haven't wiped a bottom in over 10 years. Now I've done it and have had comments on my toe nail polish while doing so.

They got me in a swimsuit, something I hate doing, and the youngest made sure I knew I had to swim WITH her. So I swam. She is three and I think she may have me wrapped around her finger.

I made tacos for dinner, something I heard they liked. I don't make them like Mom. They had me add black beans.

The little one looked at me quizzically and said, "This doesn't look right". She opened it, looked at her sister, and pretended like she was going to vomit. I said, "OH! Wait! I forgot to cut it!"

I cut it into five pieces and suddenly it was fine.

I read stories, sang songs, played Princess Candy Land, built a Thomas the Tank engine puzzle, played with dominoes, swam, kissed boo boos, and spent more time than is imaginable looking for very important stuffed animals that ended up in odd corners of the house.

In essence... I am happy. They are so sweet.

Posted by Boudicca at July 10, 2014 09:18 PM

... and Hunhead has Bones ... Right?

Posted by: The Thomas at July 10, 2014 09:30 PM

Were you able to schedule a nap mid-day, or do they run from sun-up to face-plant at sun-down?

Posted by: The Thomas at July 10, 2014 09:31 PM

Bones and T are both here with me. Ringo is taking a class this summer and couldn't be here.

There is no sleeping in this house. Dear God... I was awake until 3AM and then we were up and running at 6:30 this morning. I'm going to need a nap.

Posted by: Bou at July 11, 2014 06:57 AM

My four year old grand daughter (and my daughter) live with me....my daughter was NOT a girly girl so I'm not used to that. My grand is very much into jewelry, tiara, princess dresses, etc. We have tea parties, I experience make up application and must carry a magic wand in my pocket at all times. There is a quality control inspection throughout the day, so I better make sure I have it. When I watch her for the weekend, by Sunday at 3pm....I must sit down or fall down. But, the fun is the different perspective....princess time one minute, then lego time. I'm having a blast.

Posted by: Trudy at July 11, 2014 08:09 AM

OMG. I cannot quit laughing at the thought of having to carry a magic wand.

Girls are so dang funny... these girlie girls. I was telling my sister, what would I have done? She thinks I would have adjusted. I'm not so sure...

Posted by: Bou at July 12, 2014 03:09 PM