Thursday, August 28, 2008

Their Vacation

So I am back to nannying and I got it all started off by watching all four kids for 6 days. Whew! That was one way to go back to work. The Tippets were in Canada attending a wedding and so we stepped in. The kids were pretty good, but the eight year old has some power struggle issues. Kid, I know I'm not your mom, but you still have to listen to me.
I felt bad for signing up to bring something to the ward party that friday and then not showing up. I have good reasons #1 I signed up before I knew I was watching the kids #2 four kids #3 the pool party was from 8-10 pm! Greg and I weren't about to haul the kids out at their normal bed time to drown in a neighborhood pool. It's hard enough to watch them all in their own pool, without other kids getting in our way.
Sunday was the big day. I play the organ in our ward, so Greg had all four kids to himself until after the sacrament. He was such a good sport about it. The two youngest ones were fighting over a toy and becoming vocal, but it good silenced quickly. As soon as I sat down, I got handed the smelly baby, a diaper and some wipes. And the baby made boom boom a second time while Greg and I were team teaching our 8 yr old primary class. What was that about?
The girls were in and out "going to the bathroom" and Greg had to threaten to lock Shane in a classroom before he would come back into sacrament. That was a crazy day. Luckily, the parents got home the next day.
But I guess since this is a forum where I say what I want I will tell you that I didn't get much sleep while I was there. Because two kids kept coming into my bedroom in the middle of the night. Shane, who wakes up to go to the bathroom and then comes in and Maiya who pees the bed still and then has to come tell me right away. It happened too much!
Ok and the 8 yr old kept talking back and lying about the mint ice cream that I saw on her shirt and then missing from the freezer (found the last day in her mother's bathroom trash not empty but melty and making a nasty mess) I told Greg that if she were smarter she would just dish herself up a bowl and eat it like any normal person, albeit hiding. Greg said that kids just think of the now. She doesn't think that she'll be able to eat more if she puts it back in the freezer. Just how she wants to eat it now and not get caught.
Whatever. That's about it.


Merilee said...

Funny story about the icecream. I can't believe she did the hiding in the trash can either, but she did. Hmmm.