Target had 20% of kids sleepwear so I bought the brats new pjs and robes - Hannah got Dorothy and Kit, Thomas. Part of the shopping spree was a plain sloppy Joe which I was hoping to applique a car or an aeroplane on but Kit requested a cat - so here he is - Black Max (minus tail - I will get to that - but by the time I realised I was onto my second wine - it had best wait I think).
For those of you who don't know - there is a perk to being a mum - better than the stereotypical teenage baby sitter - Babysitting!! It is a great gig!
SO what did I do last night? I arrived in time to share a glass of wine with S's parents. We chatted for a bit - she was asleep - then they went out for dinner - leaving a lovely lamb and lettuce stew for me to enjoy - yes they are great cooks!!
Once they headed out the door I ate my dinner, watched You Got Mail, read some of Peter Carey's new novel - His illegal Self, then I had a bubble bath in the gorgeous claw foot with all accompaniments. Baby S called out - but every time I raced down the hall she was snoring peacefully. SO I put on Sense and Sensibilty and lusted over the lovely Hugh Grant until my friends arrived home. MMM .... a totally lovely bit of R and R. I have requested that they book me in at least every 6 weeks.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, P was cooki9ng dinner as I left, wrangling brats intot he bath, convincing them that bed was a good idea - to the point where he shut the door on Han until she finally fell asleep just inside the door.
This babysitting lark is great! I need more friends to feel that they can ask me to babysit their children - the younger the better!!