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Karson

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12-31-2009 05:04 AM

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I’m baby sitting my three Yr old grandbabies for New Years Eve 2009

This is the Cradle / Glider that I built for them.
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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!

Karrie

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †


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GMman

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 05:09 AM

You will be ok she has all setup for you hope yopu have a good time, it’s great to be with the grand kids.

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GMman

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 05:11 AM

At 1st the Cradle picture did not come on I see it now great job.

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Karson

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 05:15 AM

I first posted it without the link. I had to update it to get it in.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 05:15 AM

Sounds like a great way to spend New Year’s Eve to me. I just hope you remember that the word no does not belong in a grandparent’s vocabulary. It is strictly reserved for parents. :)

Enjoy the party!!!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Chuck

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 05:42 AM

In an emergency, break out the disney DVDs. works every time.

-- Chuck, Washington D.C.

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Karson

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#6 posted 12-31-2009 05:50 AM

The problem with DVD’s is one wants Thomas and the other Dora. These twins don’t agree on anything.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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patron

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#7 posted 12-31-2009 05:53 AM

sounds like karrie ’s got your number grandpaw !
and you are the man of the house and in charge now .

at least until one of the women start talking !

enjoy the kids ,
they will show you what to do .

happy new year !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 12-31-2009 06:33 AM

That should about cover it :-)) Our’s will be 3 & 5 :-) delivered tomorow AM!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 12-31-2009 06:44 AM

That’s great I’m jealous never get to see my grand kids.

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PineInTheAsh

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#10 posted 12-31-2009 06:51 AM

Grandson in Florida, I’m in NJ. You could say you’re lucky.

Get two TVs.

Make sure the kids are fully exhausted before they arrive at your doorstep.

Best,
Peter

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lew

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#11 posted 12-31-2009 06:52 AM

Almost sounds like the movie “Uncle Buck”. I know you will enjoy every minute!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Karson

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#12 posted 12-31-2009 07:03 AM

I’m going to their doorstep Tomorrow. The will show up at my doorstep on Sat with their mother for our extended family Christmas.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 12-31-2009 01:27 PM

Karson it says nothinging about how long you cook and basted the little tiks LOL…......

it seen your daughter has your new years eve all sorted out my friend LOL…...

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#14 posted 12-31-2009 01:38 PM

Quick tip: don’t let them have to choose between Dora and Thomas, hit them with Mickey Mouse and all will be good. LOL

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Innovator

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#15 posted 12-31-2009 02:55 PM

See the grandkids and pasta with meatsauce, HOMERUN!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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