Sunday, March 8, 2009

Adventures in Babysitting

My aunt and uncle needed a last minute babysitter for a few hours this weekend. I enjoy spending time with my cousins (Katy and Michael are 8, Ryan is 13) especially since we don't often see them with busy schedules and all. We weren't busy Saturday night so we agreed to go watch Michael's baseball game and then bring the twins home afterward while their parents attended a birthday party.

After the game we took Katy and Michael out for some dinner and then headed home. We went to let ourselves in using the garage door code only to find that it wasn't working. Figures! Suzi had mentioned that it had been acting up lately so she would leave the keys with us, she forgot. Figures! And Katy had used the code just before we left and it worked. Figures! We called David to find out if there was a spare key somewhere hidden or with the neighbors. No, of course not, that would be too easy. So we loaded up the twins to go retrieve the keys from the restaurant they were at. Luckily, just as we were pulling out of the driveway Ryan was dropped off from his baseball tournament so at least he didn't come home to no one and completely locked out.

The little ones were exhausted from all their baseball opening day activities so they promptly fell asleep in the car. By the time we got back to the house we only had about an hour left to watch them. Ryan immediately went up to shower, then entertained himself with World of Warcraft for the rest of the time. Michael staggered upstairs to continue his sleep on the floor in the game room, still fully dressed in his baseball gear. Poor kid! I didn't have the heart to wake him. Katy watched a little TV and then without prompting went to take her shower as well. I'm always pleased with how well they behave when we are watching them. They are helpful, they mind well, they always say please and thank you. Of course they have their moments but they are such great kids!

All's well that ends well.

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to the time when Squidge bathes herself and not looking forward to that time either. I envy you having family close by.