I haven’t done that for a long time. But tonight they were dirty, and I’m babysitting, so….. onward brave solider!
It all started out easily enough. Jarvis was playing a 1/2 hour of video game, which he was really excited about (he hasn’t been allowed for a while) so he was happy, and would leave the other two alone while I bathed them.
I told Fiona that she could pose in the bathtub, and I would draw a picture of her as a mermaid, so she was happy.
Simon was just happy to be in a potential mess-making situation
I sketched a quick mermaid pic of Fiona while she was in the tub, then went and got some colored pencils to finish it with.
I was right beside the bath, I could hear them, and they weren’t in any danger.
I thought I smelled something odd for a moment…. oh if only I had followed my instinct. Instead I continued asking Fiona how she wanted me to color her mermaid, not paying any attention to Simon. (In case you are wondering Fiona wanted a ‘pinky-reddy tail’, ‘lellow-orangey eyes’,’pinky neckalce’, ‘purple-pinky shirt’, and ‘purple hair’. )
When If was finished I turned around… and saw Simon covered with shaving cream.
The dishes are calling, siren-like.
Your reluctant sailor,
PS before everybody thinks I’m a awful baby sitter, let me just mention that I often babysit the kids, and this is the first time this has happend. Sorry, but I just had to clear that up for the sake of personal pride.
PPS how was everyones Canada Day? My was tense, followed by a major breakdown the next morning. On the flip side, I got to see my friends, (which wasn’t tense) which totally rocked, since I haven’t seen them for three weeks. In pre-teen speak that is akin to a couple of years, so it was a good ‘reunion’.