2.11.2011

We Love You

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Baby-sitting over night for four little kids (including twin 4 year olds) was so much work (my hats off to you moms out there.) For dinner everyone wants something different. No sauce on my spaghetti, no meat on mine, mine cut up in little pieces, mine with melted cheese.

Fights about what to watch, what to play, what to read before bed time, what pajamas to wear, whose turn it is to go first in the tub, whose hairbrush to use, what toothpaste to use, what song to sing, whose turn to pray first.

By the time bed came I was relieved to fall asleep, but without Kevin I couldn't fall asleep and when I did I would wake up because I thought I heard one of the kids up, or someone outside, or the telephone ringing. Getting out of bed without any sleep that night and wrestling kids into their favorite clothes (which we only locate after trying 5 other outfits), having breakfast be a repeat of dinner, socks, shoes, mittens, hats, coats, backpack, missing homework, lunches.

And then going out to my car, and seeing "We Love You" scraped onto the back windshield? Makes all of it more than worth it.

11 comments:

emily said...

how precious. babysitting is rough... but then there are those little rewards :)

Ana* said...

My mother has a home daycare, I absolutely know how much work you'd to do. I don't know how you did it though, I wish I had the patience. That "We love you" sign sure made up for it.

Kayla said...

Those are the things that keep that keep life moving and happy. Plus you gotta love kids for their honesty.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

grace said...

WOW! Sounds like you had your hands full. Mamas have all the patience in the world.

kitty said...

it's always those little things that make the big things worth it :)

Lizzy said...

Hey bff :) GUess who is on blogger and facebook again? Follow me ok? I wanted to let you know that I got your letter and I wrote you back but it came back to me because it said your address wasn't right! Whatever I wrote down was incorrect.

three questions: what is your address, when are you coming here, and where does Lacey live?

love you

_kArLy[*] said...

awh, thats so cute! :]

Annie said...

How lovely is that!

Jessica said...

Cutie McTooties. Those kiddies are the best.

L!$@ said...

Very cute! It's the little things that make babysitting other people's kids worth it :D

kate said...

oh this is so right on. i was a nanny for 5 years and there were days i wanted to drop the kids off on the corner for someone else to pick up... everytime i felt that way a little voice would say something to melt my heart, no fail.