Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Baby Sitting

Our nephew James asked if we would baby sit for he and his wife Andrea tonight. He had some tickets to a concert and his regular baby sitters were tied up. So we said sure. We sat for James, his baby brother and sister when they were young so we figured it would be a cinch.
But I don't think they were as quick as his kids now. Stone (3) and Breeze (2) are like tiny you see me now you don't. I blinked my eyes and they were history.
I know that James and Andrea don't keep an eye on the kids every waking moment but their house is childproofed and ours is not. So both Jilda and I have not slowed down since they arrived. They are really good kids, but our house is a new environment to them....a place to explore.
Already we have brought out the guitar and played all the Christmas songs we know. We've eaten Christmas cookies, Christmas candy, Christmas chicken, Christmas potato's, and Christmas apple cider.
We've identified all the Nativity players and things were going good until we experienced a harrowing moment when baby Jesus accidentally took flight and scooted under the couch just out of reach. "Baby Jesus, come back," Stone pleaded. Jilda fetched a wooden pasta spoon with which we were able to reach the sleeping infant and pull it back to the safety of the manger.
Jilda is really good with kids and handy with most things childesque, but when Breeze had an accident in her diaper we had a challenge to say the least. We saw the movie Baby Boom and laughed hard when Diane Keeten had problems installing the disposable diaper on her newly acquired baby. But when we tried to put the diaper on Breeze, it was no laughing matter. In the blink of an eye, one of the attacher things was dangling off of Jilda thumb and the diaper was hanging around Breeze's problem, Duck Tape to the rescue. It wasn't pretty, but that diaper hung high and fact, I'm wondering if her mom didn't have to cut it off with the scissors when she got home last night.
There are people who wait until they are older to have children but I'm here to tell you, that if you choose that path, you'd better take your vitamins because after a few hours with two very good kids, I'm exhausted.


  1. I am blog hopping!!! I had a good laugh at your babysitting adventures! You forget how quick they move!!!!!
    Hope you have a great Christmas!

  2. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Please add this to my favs! Goodness, how funny.
    Also, I hate the word verification - can hardly make out the letters I am supposed to enter. Think I might possibly need new glasses?


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