Friday, 17 July 2009


Day one of looking after the children and I am demented already. The baby is great. He just takes a bottle, laughs a lot and then goes to sleep. The two girls are something else though. While OG is out they are whinging and moaning at me because I won't let them have a water fight. I know that the minute he gets back he will let them and I will have to get mad with him too. You may think that I'm mean, but I know from bitter experience that water fights mean lots of mess, dirty clothes and pools of water in the house. These girls should be boys. No, I retract that last remark. Boys are a lot easier than these two.

They have already changed their clothes several times this morning and now want me to go and see a lightening storm in the distance. "Nanny, nanny we had to rush in, we just heard thunder". How come everything is so exciting at that age? After that they want me to take them home to fetch their scooters, that's after they have been swimming with OG, and, by the way, one of the scooters isn't working properly so there may be a side trip to buy a new one. And it's only 1135. I'm exausted already. Oh my where do they get their energy?!

I've found the solution. They are now behind bars while baby sleeps. Ah peace at last.

And finally .... how come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?


Maggie May said...

Now my lot are the opposite and want to watch screens all day. Have to drag them away.
I would LOVE them to go out & have a water fight!
Can we swap for a day do you think?

jay said...

Oh, I was SO glad I only had boys! I always knew they were easier than girls! LOL!

The thing about kids afraid of the dark growing into teens who want to stay out all night is funny - and so true!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I think I agree that boys are easier to deal with. Baby sounds lovely and the girls are having fun - good luck with the rest of your "time". I'm off to look after 5 year old grand-daughter next week. I'm tired just thinking about it! A x

Retiredandcrazy said...

Maggie, be my guest!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Jay, from the perspective of having had 2 daughers,7 grandsons, 3 grandaughters, 2 great grandaughters and 2 great grandsons I would say that they all have their moments, it just happens that at this point in time it is my great grandaughters that are jerking me around.

Retiredandcrazy said...

The baby is absolutely delightful Anne. We are now on countdown until the esteemed partents return tomorrow. It's actually been great fun.