Tuesday, January 03, 2006
I Think I Have This Parenting Thing Down Pat!
That's right! After spending only two days being fully in charge of my niece and nephew, I am ready to be a parent! So far I have gotten up and gotten myself ready, complete with makeup, blow drying my hair(AND using the straightening iron on it!). I dressed and fed both children, got Cameron to school on time, with a healthy lunch that I packed, fed Gracie lunch, picked up Cameron from school, and now one is napping while the other is watching the allotted 2 hours of T.V. The dishes are done, the kitchen floor is swept and mopped, the living room is free of toys and vaccuumed, and Cameron and Gracie's lunch and snack are in the fridge, already packed for tomorrow! I have laid out the next three days of clothes for the babysitter, and lined up their shoes and socks on the bench by the door. I'm feeling good! I think if China decided to drop a baby at my house right now, I could handle it! Of course, did I forget to mention that Uncle Joe made their waffles this morning and got Gracie dressed? Oh, and he stayed with Gracie when I took Cameron to school so I wouldn't have to get two kids in and out of the car? And that the babysitter is coming in a half an hour so I can get out of here? Did I forget to mention those things? Oops! O.K., so IF I had a full time nanny I would be ready for a baby right now. I'm getting there!