|Forum topic by Karson||posted 12-31-2009 05:04 AM||1000 views||0 times favorited||27 replies|
12-31-2009 05:04 AM
I’m baby sitting my three Yr old grandbabies for New Years Eve 2009
My daughter sent me this e-mail tonight giving me instructions.
Good evening Dad -
I thought about leaving you a note, but I figured you would forward this around and it is easier in e-mail form.
First of all thank you for taking your time to come and stay with the kids. I would like to gently remind you that they are three years old and do NOT celebrate New Year’s Eve, even it if means that they would wake up later in the morning. I know the way you and mom think.
Due to Daniel’s work schedule, I have hired a babysitter to come to the house at 12:00 and she, Emily, will stay until you get here (however I have only paid her till 4:00 pm so you still need to come :-)). You can take her home yourself, I will leave the car seats, she lives close – or see if she has someone that could come get her. Don’t get any ideas about her staying for the early morning wake up call, because at $10.00 an hour – that is why I have you coming!
I am sorry to say I won’t be able to welcome you to the house, hence the e-mail. Oh, don’t complain – I could say the same for the lack of personal send off.
You bed is made and relatively free of toys, at least right now. The tree is put away and all glass ornaments are safely secured. I seem to remember that you attempted to file a workers’ comp. injury sometime in the past for a minor glass shard in a finger or something. Hence I am protecting myself. I would like to note that my good corning ware still has the potential of breaking so I have stocked the house with plenty of safe paper plates to serve you. Please help yourself. I have spent my entire vacation week cleaning the house so………………. please remember that for my Friday return. I know you are saying how bad could my house have been if it took me a week to clean it, but I will refuse to acknowledge such a rude comment, so let’s just dwell on “it is clean” part.
I made you some homemade meat sauce today (all day I might add) and it is over pasta covered in mozzarella cheese, in the fridge. The Christmas leftovers are in the downstairs refrigerator. I have stocked up on pancakes and waffles, although Hannah is on a “sippy” kick – which is cereal with milk. That is in the upper corner cabinet. Zac still loves bananas and apples but now likes them cut into little pieces, thanks to John. I don’t know they were hand foods when I last had control – take it up with John. (Did I ever have control????). They will both try to convince you that I serve chips at every meal, let me assure you that doesn’t happen (most days anyway). When all else fails – McDonalds chicken nuggets and french fries are just down the road.
If you cannot find something just sick Hannah on it. If she cannot find it, help you, create it, or make up something in its place – then it isn’t possible at my house. Remember that really they could stay by themselves (remember the kitchen that day you and I were building the fence – Oh Lord I still have bad dreams about that one) – but the real reason you are coming is because they miss you terribly.
We all love you and they cannot wait for Papa to come and play with them. Have a great time, and thank you for all you do Dad.
Did I forget anything????? Ask Hannah.
Love and Hugs – see you Friday!
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