Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Adventures in Babysitting

My 14 year old drama queen is so funny. She babysat a 4 year old and 7 year old brother and sister this weekend. She did a four hour shift early in the day and another four hour shift that evening. They are good kids but naturally had their sibling squabbles. They kept her busy. My favorite five quotes from her:

5. “Can you imagine, throwing a fit whenever you don’t get your way?”-This from an only child who used to embarrass me plenty in the checkout lane of Walmart.

4. “Two kids are a LOT of work”-Tee hee

3. “Can you believe he acted like it was my fault that he fell off the swing?”-Why yes dear, I’m familiar with the “you’re ruining my life” theory.

2. “I finally told him to go to his room if he was going to throw a fit. I didn’t want to see it.”-Where did she learn that? Must have been her dad. It certainly wasn’t me.

And finally…1. “Can I get my tubes tied?” Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner. When she said that I laughed and told her to remember our conversation if at any time in the next four years she even contemplates having sex. I also reminded her for the 10,000th time that birth control is never 100% reliable. Can I say that enough? I don’t think so. In fact, I’m going to text her right now.


janjanmom said...

Don't forget to tell her about the hundreds of STD's floating around. Some are completely incurable as well!

Mia said...

much younger siblings have that same effect too!!