Five Days of Babysitting

Sarah and Miles went to California for their 18th wedding anniversary so Gigi and Grandpa were on duty with the kids. I am not used to the “getting up early/fixing lunches/getting everyone ready and out the door in time” schedule any more but I have to pat myself on the back and say I did pretty well.  Beck even told me, “Gigi, you are really good at getting me to school on time!” I took Jack to PreK on Thursday and told his teacher that she could use my phone number between then and Monday if she needed to reach someone, because we had the kids. She looked at me a little puzzled and said, “Oh, don’t bring him on Monday! We don’t have school!”  What?! 🙂  She informed me that their preschool and “all of RISD” were off Monday for “Fair Day.”  “All of RISD” also meant Elle. Beck goes to a private school so I had no idea about his schedule. I texted Sarah and said, “Hey, did you know at least two of your kids don’t have school on Monday?!”  She was just as surprised as I was. LOL When I picked Beck up, I asked if they were off and the teacher told me no, they would be at school. Poor Beck was a little bummed about that.

We stayed really busy including soccer practice for Elle, play practice for Beck, soccer games for all three, gym class for Jack, Rack-o, Sushi Go, favorite TV shows, looking under a microscope that was Sarah’s when she was a kid, making pesto with Grandpa, dog walking, swimming, 7-11 snacks after school, homework, chores, Beck lost a tooth, Elle had a “lazy day of fun” on her day off from school including Starbucks strawberry acai lemonade and bagel bites in bed, hanging out and chit-chatting, telling jokes and riddles, reading books, snuggling in bed and singing songs, and getting the house cleaned up for Mommy and Daddy.  It was all good and we love these kids to pieces. At the same time, I can see why 65 year olds don’t have small children.  🙂



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