Sunday, March 09, 2008

Babysitting

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!!

4 comments:

~Melissa~ said...

Your babysitting job sounded nice!

I love the black cat shirt - too cute!!

Tommy's mommy said...

I just love the pictures. Hannah's energy really comes out in her guitar pic and the baseball bat. Your kids look like so much fun.

Plus, I just love that you call them brats. It makes me snicker every time I read your blog.

I'm sorry I don't post more often. I always read your entries and look often for new pictures.

jotcr2 said...

Ain't that the case!

mum2brady said...

Hee hee hee - what a perfect arrangement - you definitely got the better end of the deal :) Sounds sooo fun!