Saturday, September 30, 2006

It's official. Caring for young children can make you behave like a crazy person

So I'm babysitting the kids for Lisa and Scott tonight. Do you ever really get used to the chaos that is two children, aged three and five? If one of them isn't screaming, the other one is creating a huge mess. We were trying to play a game while waiting for the pizza deleivery guy. Finally, the doorbell rings and I run downstairs to answer it. Gracie insists on coming with me. O.K. fine. We open the door and both step out onto the front porch to keep the dog who is barking furiously from going out. We stand there for a few minutes while he runs my credit card and gives us our food. I notice he is smiling a bit strangely at Gracie, and then at me, then back at Gracie again. I don't think much of it, until he turns to leave and Gracie walks down the front steps and is waving goodbye. It is then that I notice she has no pants on! And no diaper either. Yes, that's right, I let my niece stand out on the front porch in sixty degree weather in front of a total stranger buck naked from the waist down. Niiiiiiiccccee. I'm available for babysitting, if anyone is interested! Cheap! Then when we got inside I looked in the hall mirror and noticed I was wearing the pink pair of these. I had forgotten that Gracie put them on me. No wonder he was smiling strangely at us! He must have thought I was crazy!
I think I might be, just a little, and I don't even have kids yet!


Shovelin' Fool said...

OMG - that is one of the funniest things I've heard in a looooong time!!! You can come watch MY Gracie when the time comes, becuase I'm sure that will be a better job than I'M gonna do!!!!!

Shelley said...

Hee hee. That is too funny.

Regarding the two-kid chaos, you just learn to go with the flow.

Joannah said...

Too funny!