Friday, January 12, 2018
A Three Day Weekend--exhausting!
I am spending a three-day weekend in the suburbs of the city child-sitting while parents are off to Las Vegas to celebrate a 50th birthday with old friends. I have three children between the ages of 6 and 12 and one small dog. They are polite, responsible, and smart people. I find that the early-bird twelve-year-old gets up at 6:30 A.M. and is full of tidbits about a game where the angle of the wall and the angle of the projectile make a big difference in whether you run into the wall or go over it and that he has found a way to continue to beat the system, and he also has done the math to figure out how many millions of successes vs. crashes happen over an hour and how long he can leave the game idle with the successful settings....and I really need more coffee. Breakfast with the others consists of a discussion about food.
I also learned this morning that I had asked each child as they got up whether they were still wearing pajamas or whether that was what they were wearing to school, because their casual school attire and their casual sleep attire look virtually the same.
The parents have left us a two-page hand-written list of activities and times and addresses. Included are weekend sports classes, a birthday gift shopping trip along with the time for the party, religious classes and a meals list. I am exhausted just listening to Dad go through it with me. Thank goodness these kiddos are independent enough to know what happens next.
They are all off to school and now I sit writing my blog while the little dog looks out the window and barks at the mailman...clearly a highlight of his day.