This weekend will all be about the babysitting my niece and nephew, ages 3 and almost 1 respectively, all. weekend. long. Did I mention the nephew just learned to crawl Wednesday? Great, now I gotta watch the kid.
It should be quite the adventure. I know Sarah can barely contain her excitement (and yeah, I am boasting. let me have this.) as I am in the know of the following:
1. First question out of Sarah's mouth Tuesday and Wednesday, "Is it Friday Yet? Jennie come over?"
2. Kate has explained to her that she will be gone for 2 days and Sarah's response, "Two days? You can go for 10 days if you want."
3. Kate asked her Thursday if she knew what tomorrow was, when she took a blank on that, Kate reminded her "Friday" to which Sarah responded with Elvis-like hip movements and pointing the the sky, "JEN-NAAAAY COME OVER!" and proceeded to "whoop-whoop".
This last part scared Kate a little bit. Not that she is jealous of mine and Sar's bond, but wondering what it is exactly she thinks she's gonna be able to get away with on my watch. Donuts and soda for dinner? Midnight bedtime? Kiddie porn (I mean, "Dora the Explorah")? Finger painting the walls? I do not know.
Anyway, it should be interesting-- especially as I know Owen can't go 2 days without a "Code Brown" and I can't hand him off to a parent at the first smell of trouble. Which means ...I'm gonna have to ...good God, I'll think about that later.
Anyway, here's is what Miss Responsible-and-in-charge-of-2-of-America's-future looks like (taken 1/28/06).
Believe it or not, despite the following conditions:
a. I had just quit my job the prior day and was beginning a 2 week stint of no work for the first time since I was in high school.
b. The fact we were out celebrating my birthday which would arrive a few days later and
c. the trough of alcohol in front of us...
I was here, and would continue to be, the only remarkably sober person of the night.
Yeah, I can barely believe it either. But it's true.